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Monday, January 18, 2016

CHIANGMAI TRAVEL : CHIANGMAI SUNDAY NIGHT MARKET

Continuation to my previous post about Night Market at Pai which situated around 3 1/2 hours drive from Chiangmai City, this is about the famous or Sunday Walking Night Market at Chiangmai city itself.

The Sunday Walking Night Market runs through the centre of the Old City along Rachadamnoen Road which start from The Phae Gate to the Police Station.

Seriously happening here. It start at 5pm to 10pm. My advice to start early like around 6 - 7pm. The crowds is seriously getting crazier around 8pm onwards. You barely move with all those curious tourist. You will be sandwiched in the sea of people.

Again, I don't even bother about any knick knacks or whatsoever. My main focus is just food and food and food again. WTH! Too many inexpensive delicious nibbles to main meals to choose. 

I tried new street food which is pretty much out of curiosity of the taste. WTH! Nothing to lose since its really inexpensive and just my belly getting bigger. DAMN!!!



I started with Kanom Ba - Bin which I mistakenly with the PotHold 'kuih' ate at Pai Night Market. Damn! wrong...this is just cold coconut 'kuih'. Don't like it at all. I wish its hot. Some more too much for me to finish plus not delicious. haihhhh!!! I wanna save my stomach for other delicious things. This is just the beginnning some more.



Next saw this vendor sells ' fruit juice from heaven ' with this weird looking fruits on display. I saw this fruit when visited Hanoi few years ago. mmmm....never thought this is from heaven. kekekeke... I was told it call Jackfruit which I don't believe thats the real name because I know how Jackfruit look like. Cheh! After chicken and duck talk with the vendor, found this fruit call Gac Fruit. 

Gac is a Southeast Asian fruit which can be found from Southern China to Northeastern Australia, including Thailand, Laos , Myanmar , Cambodia and Vietnam.

Chinese call it Mubieguo and in other place call it red melon, baby jackfruit, spiny bitter gourd and many more depend of region. 

I personally love the orange color of this fruit. Since its orange in color this fruit is rich in beta carotene (pro vitamin A).

I was told among Benefits of Gac fruit :

* Lower blood pressure
* Lower cholestrol
* reduces sugar in blood
* against diabetes
* against prostate cancer
* treats 1 phase cancer.

Gosh! no wonder it call fruits from haven.

The vendor told me this fruit has no taste by itself so the juice she is selling mixed with passion fruits. Taste of the juice? More to passion fruits! kakakaka...so I don't know what is the real taste of this Gac fruit by itself.


After all those appertiser, time for main course. Ngeeeeee...I found this vendor selling grilled seafood plater. Bought it to eat while standing. This is night market la...where got space to sit one! Delicious main course and super cheap price to get well seasoned squids, clams, mussels, prawns.


They also sell that snails which I don't try. It look like 'siput babi'. Damn!


I finished my main course grilled seafood plater deliciously. Next to clean that seafood smells linger in my mouth. Then found this mid age man selling this 'miang kham' aka Leaf Wrapped Bites.

I was told Miang Kham direct translation is 'eating many things in one bites' and a must try food if you are in northern Thailand.

It's Cha Plu leaf (similar to betel and in Malay community we call it 'Daun Kaduk')  wraps peanuts, ginger , chillies, shallots, green mango and onions.

The 'ang mo' who is queuing ahead of me describe it taste sweet, spicy and very addictive and that fella ordered for 5 sticks. Oh! it must be really delicious then.

 To me it more like a snacks. It taste is something you will get hooked on it and very addictive. True enough. I bought one stick which consist 3 wraps and the next thing I know I was lining up for another 2 sticks. Damn...got suck up with this 'Miang Kham'! I want more and more...




My dessert for the night is fluffy cashew nuts butter waffles and finished my supper with this fried mussels. Burppppp!!!! My walking street buffet end here. Thats what I can eat for that night. I wish I can stuff more. Damn!!!!

I feel ashamed of myself if I talk about losing weight now. haih!



End of the streets while walking towards the hotel saw people sells 'pat thai'. 


Many 'ang mo' eat this dish. They added sugar, , crushed peanuts, coarse chilli in it.


If you in Chiangmai, its a must to try this spice and herbs tea in bamboo container. I chose hot lemon grass tea and its my favorite through out my stay in Chiangmai.


On the way back to hotel saw this Three Kings Monument nearby this Night market. I have read about it. Nice place to visit at night too. hahahaha since I saw many people dating here. kekekeke... many love scene going on and full of love.

28 comments:

  1. the fruits look so special. didnt see this kind of fruits before! ><

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  2. Mouth watering street food!
    Would love to visit ChiangMai.

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  3. I miss Chiangmai! Love that city. It has much to offer with every bit of the city offering a different experience especially the food. My fave is Miengkam...soo good that I won't mind having it daily!

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  4. Drooling.. Wish to travel and eat the street food there!

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  5. eat until so nice! i love street food

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  6. Oops, feel hungry when looking your post. Hope to visit again.

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  7. Only through your post now I really knwow what a GAC fruit looks like.. I heard a lot about it before and it is very high in nutritional values...

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  8. didnt know that the night market there has so many yummy food!! :D i love street food alot

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  9. Making me hungry with your post. The fruit looks scary a bit but I would like to try it and oh my the food! Yums

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  10. the food looks so nice! i would love to visit Chiang Mai one day and taste all the great food!

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  11. I still feel bad of letting go of my flight to Chiang Mai last year because of work obligations. The cookies here looked like the one sold in Penang, no?

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  12. WOW! you saw more things that what i saw from my last visit. Guess i need to go again.

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  13. Nyum nyummm. If I come to changmai the first thing in my list is to hunt for food. They have unique Food and it look delicous

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  14. Will be bookmark for this because I will be going to ChiangMai soon. =)

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  15. All food look delicious im curious about jackfruit

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  16. Very interesting looking but tasteless fruit. The Miang Kham must have been laced with something hahaha

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  17. Ahhhh... Chiang Mai, the place I wanna go one day! ^^

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  18. I love the weather and food in Chiangmai. Hope to go back again.

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  19. wow! you love to travel so much :) I went to Chingmai last 2 years, but I have missed this night market to enjoy the foodssss....Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  20. I haven't been to ChiangMai yet, seem like their night market sells a lot of nice street foods :)

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  21. they have some funky looking fruits, i always love to visit local night markets in other places

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  22. My friend mentions Chiang mai has a lot of food and cheap somemore. I want go and try it.

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  23. The Jackfruit is so special! this is my first time see this kind of fruit~ Thanks for sharing this with me!

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  24. The Gac fruit looks amazing! Wish I could try it. :D

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  25. I've heard so much about the different kinds of food available in Chiangmai. Wish I could taste all of them!

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  26. haven;'t been there before.. cant wait for a chance to travel there one day. and try out all their food.

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