Monday, September 22, 2008

Thongsala Night Market = Yeh Haa Grandma!

The Thongsala night market is awesome for several reasons:
  1. It's the cleanest I've seen, has seating, is well lit, and like most local markets is ultra cheap cheap!
  2. The coconut shakes are perfect, ask for nit noi naam taan (just a little sugar)
  3. You can buy the best smokey bbq'd chicken ever for just 20 baht (NZ$0.80)
  4. Last but by no means least, there is a mango and sticky rice stall (oohhh yeeeeaah!)

Here are the lovely ladies that have provided Bighead and I with (far too many and no where near enough, if you catch my drift!) delicious tender smokey chicken pieces. Mmm...

Below, hiding behind her fruit, is the master of the coconut shake.

And here is one of my favourite places on Koh Phangan. The mango and sticky rice stall. 50 baht (NZ$2) for a whole sweet, juicy mango and the most tantalising coconut flavoured sticky rice I've had the pleasure of tasting. I had no idea. Here I was, all this time, thinking that I had tried this local delicacy. But no... now I have and I am hooked. Completely, utterly, whole heartedly, can-I-live-on-just-this-one-meal, hooked.

If we end up living here and you come to visit, you have my word I will shout you a night out at this market. It's a must do.


Mattj said...

A month there a year ago seems a distant memory now. :(
If i could make a living there i would be there.
Get overland to the east coast, there are some hidden treats.
Keep it up Same², and get bh off the mmrpg sites and blogging as well, use that expensive edumacation!