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THAI MARKETS

In Thai markets, meat is often sold in the open air. No refrigeration. Sometimes the vendor moves a small broom to frighten the flies. But there is no problem as meat is boiled and used in some meals like soup noodles.
Meat
Meat
Fresh Meat
Similar outdoor butcher shops can be found in Hong Kong wet markets.
Fresh Meat
Meat dried in the sun ("NEUA DET DIAW" - เนื้อแดดเดียว) and ("SAI KROK" - ใส้กรอก) are famous in Isan area. Dog meat can be found in some towns of Northeast area, especially in Sakhon Nakhon.
Thai market
Meat


Fish
Fishes are also sold in open air. Sometimes no ice to refrigerate them. Anyway fishes are always fresh. Fishes stay in a bowl filled with water before being killed.
Fish
Big seafood markets such as Mahachai in Samut Sakhon Province allows getting cheaper and fresh goods directly from the fishing boats.
Fish
Fish
Fish
For big family gathering or village events, Thai people purchase directly in such big markets allowing huge and fresh choice.
Fish


In "ISAN" area markets, it is possible to eat bugs like scorpions, grasshoppers, larva, beetles and even sometimes dogs. These days, farmers are making more by harvesting lice than rice.
Bugs
Bugs
Bugs
Now Bangkok residents also appreciate eating bugs. Canned grasshoppers, locusts, water beetles, crickets, silkworm pupae and ant eggs are available at the supermarket. Bangkok residents think of bugs as a healthy, low-calorie treat.
Bugs


Many people buy meals in the markets such as soup, curry dish, grilled meat and eat at home.
Soup
Soup
Vegetables
All famous vegetables, i.e coriander ("PHAK CHI" - ผักชี), ginger ("KING" - ขิง), galingale ("KA" - ข่า), green lemons ("MANAO" - มะหนาว) that highlights the Thai taste can be bought in markets.
Vegetables


Flowers are also sold on local markets for people willing to go to Buddhist temples and offer flowers to Buddha.
Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
In Thai cars, there are often Buddhist amulets, King Rama 5 amulets or flowers garlands as it is supposed to bring luck while driving and avoid accidents.
Flowers


In Thai markets, there is always a shop selling delicious biscuits or crackers.
Biscuits
Biscuits


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