Updated: 15th May, 2017
Nothing says Asia to me like fantastic street food. I know everyone talks about how great it is, but I really think everyone should experience the joy of eating the most delicious, fresh and surprising street food at least once in their lives. The experience of a night market is intoxicating – it’s loud, busy and a real assault on the senses.
You wander around being hit with the most mouth watering smells, every stall frantically preparing food in ridiculously simple but amazing ways.
I’m astounded by what some of these cooks can achieve with one gas burner and a wok.
It’s almost like Asian tapas and it has rapidly become our favourite way to eat. The standard procedure is we’ll do a sweep of all the stalls, committing what looks delicious to memory.
We’ll then start making the rounds, usually getting the smallest portion of whatever is on offer, making sure to leave room for other goodies. We’ve become really adventurous with what we choose, generally if it smells good we’ll give it a go.
We were lucky enough to be staying in Krabi on the Andaman coast during a weekend. Krabi has a night market on Chao Fah Pier every evening which offers a number of food stalls and was handily just around the corner from our guesthouse.
However, the real money is at Krabi weekend night market in the centre of town. It’s huge and absolutely rammed with every food stall you could possible imagine.
We spent two evenings wandering around and sampling the wares and thought we’d share some of the photos with you.
I apologise in advance for making you hungry!
Krabi Weekend Night Market – Information
Friday to Sunday, 5pm – 10pm
Maharat Soi 8, just behind the Vogue Department Store