Hard-to-Find Ingredients at the Wet Market
Thewet is known for its bustling vegetable market, however few tourists ever venture deep within the wet market buttressing the river. This is a great place to sample local foods and stock up on hard-to-find ingredients. Plan on doing a bit of shopping and then impressing your friends with hoy lai pad prik (a stir-fry dish of baby clams, chili sauce, and turmeric), kuay teow neua Kobe (Kobe beef noodle soup), or quick-to-prepare barbecue fish. Even I am able to cook wonders after a visit to Thewet. I've been to Bangkok a half a dozen times over the last couple of years and on each trip I set aside time to visit Thewet Market.
By Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
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