Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Phuket Weekend Market - food

Phuket Weekend Market is certainly an attraction if you are visiting Phuket and it is also popular with the local people - there is sooooo much food to be had - we have visited a number of times.... 

ever what happened to these vehicles?
The market is effectively a football field which is divided into 2 halves and 50% of it sells food! The local Thai people come here for the wide selection of dishes and the fact that it is so big. So please bear in mind that the dishes are not cooked for the tourist but for the Thai people.

The market opens at approximately 4pm and finishes at approximately 10pm but this is never exact. There are a plethora of different types of items to find in the ever increasing number of stalls that each time we go I find something different!

If it rains then you may well get wet because half of the market is standing on the football field. Pushing a pram or the suchlike is very difficult because of the quality of the floor and the fact that the 'corridors' can be so tight...

There are toilets there which you can use  but remember to go there with some loose change with you - the last time we went I believe that the cost of this was 5 Baht.

So what foods do they have in half a football field?

Bits of animals that I cannot be sure of...

The cakes look delicious.

The chips are scrumptious - see if you can find them making the curly fries, it is a very clever machine...

Then there are the fish cakes - to nibble whilst wandering about.

If you really are in need for a kebab I was surprised that I found one here.

Not sure what a 'fish strip is' though...

Then it was time for an egg.

We then chose to sit down at one of the many tables and we had fish baked in sea salt (something worth trying whilst in Thailand).

Then you must have a herbed sausage whilst you are sitting here.

Then it was time for a pudding - we tried this Japanese ice-cream - certainly very different (not that I would have it again personally).

There are more that we did not try which I was surprised about - Japanese food and a lot of different stalls.

Then the strange bread and butter...

I suggest that you go hungry to the Weekend Market because it is a lot of fun trying all these different dishes. More about the Weekend Market will be written but older postings are below.

Previous posts
 1) An overview - March 2013
 2) Personal Aggression - October 2015
 3) Food - January 2013
 4) Clothes and Shoes - December 2013
 6) Eating Bugs - January 2013
 7) Personal Beauty - December 2012
 8) Eating more Bugs - September 2013