Thailand Vlog: Chatuchak Market “Kae Noodles” & Coconut Ice Cream
My brother and I took a short trip to look for some souvenirs at the Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is a place I visit every time I go home. It is one of those places that is popular amongst tourists AND locals, so it’s not just a tourist trap and it’s worth a visit!
How to get there: The subway MRT (Chatuchak Park Station) and the skytrain BTS (Mo Chit Station) both go right to the market. When I leave, I don’t like to take taxi from the market, cuz it’s kind of a pain and there will be scammer taxis who are waiting for foreigners there.
My Chatuchak Tip: It’s huge. And not everything will be of interest to you. Luckily, things are divided into departments so think about what you want to explore (food, clothing, home stuff, plants, pets…) and find out where that section is (I’m sure there’s a map somewhere). It’ll be hot, but don’t drink too much water cuz bathroom isn’t easy to find there especially if you’re deep in the middle of the market!
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Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.
Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.
After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at http://hot-thai-kitchen.com