Thai Food! Or Tor Kor Market in Bangkok. Eating, Drinking and Tasting Thai Flavors.
To get to the Or Tor Kor Market we take the MRT Subway to Kampaeng Phet Station. Its about a twenty minute ride from the Sukhumvit Station at Asoke and opposite the famous Chatuchak weekend market. We visited lots of markets while in the city, the Klongtoey Market that is in a not so nice area, the Asok Market which is teeny weeny and hidden behind the Terminal 21 shopping center. We also visited some neighborhood markets that only open one day a week. But the best (and cleanest) market in all of Bangkok to eat real Thai Food and buy the nicest looking fruits and flavor the perfect durian is the Or Tor Kor Market. The white tiled floors and airy ceilings make it cooler and breezier than other places in the city and you can walk around and eat for hours.
There are two eating areas in the market, full of tables and chairs for people to sit at. You can eat or drink from any of the stalls, and all of them are really good. We specially like the crispy pork, the Guaey Teow Pet (Noodle soup with duck), the glass noodles with shrimp, the purple sticky rice cooked in a Bamboo branch and for dessert the ripe as perfect Durian and the Sweet Sticky rice with perfect ripe mango. There is a little stall hidden behind the stalls that sell bags of raw rice and next to the stall that makes fresh coconut milk, that sells amulets. All kinds of little amulets that you can wear as necklaces or hang from your car. I usually get stuck for a good ten minutes looking at them.
A while ago I wrote a post about the fruit in Thailand, or rather in Bangkok and mentioned how we had tasted durian here at the Or Tor Kor Market, and in all seriousness, once you´ve tasted it there you will not want to eat it anywhere else. And if you thought it was gross, then you never tasted durian like the ones they sell there. Even I, the fussy eater tried it and love it. Last week baby A tried it and loved it too, Astor talks about the durian he is going to eat every time we tell him that we are going to the Or Tork Kor Market.
Actually it’s the 4th best fresh produce market in the world, after La Boqueria in Spain, the fresh fish market in Japan and another one in New York. You like food? You cant miss Or Tor Kor Market in Bangkok.