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January 2, 2012

Cheap seafood by street vendors in Thailand

Filed under: Food,Thailand,Travel — Alex @ 5:35 am

I think by now for those of you who has been reading my blog, you guys would definitely noticed that I am a big fan of Thailand street food. Besides being so affordable, the taste of the food is just simply amazing. Whenever we go out on a drinking session in some cheap beer joints, time after time we get the element of surprises. What do I mean by element of surprises? Well, whenever we go to drink in these cheap beer joints, we have no idea what our food will be. Normally these beer joints do not provide food but instead we get vendors on motorcycle or by foot hawking their goodies. It ranges from noodles, fried foods, Thai spicy salads and even seafood.

I really do love this experience, I am like a kid going to the candy store but in this case, the “candy store” comes to me. All you need to do is just sit down, chit-chat and drink, continuous stream of vendors with different type of food will just come to you. My personal favorite has to be seafood. Is normally steamed different types of shells like mussels and cockles. The river prawns are awesome too. The seafood sauce which is spicy and tangy really enhanced the taste of the seafood.

Here are some pictures of one of my drinking session with some of my friends.

Cheap Thai whiskey and Chang beer

Can’t remember what this vendor is selling but he is cool enough to let me take his picture with him doing the thumbs up

A Thai noodle vendor on her motorbike having a brisk business

Beef, chicken and pork jerky. Salty and tasty, perfect match for beer

Seafood vendor with his push cart offering various type of steamed seafood

Big headed river prawns, the head is super tasty and some people believe it serves as aphrodisiac. I not sure bout that but it surely will give you the spicegasm feeling!

Flower crab with some sort of water snails

Lots of cockles! One of the funkiest tasting seafood but loved by many Thai and Asian foodies

Baked mussels with the special Thai seafood sauce. So addictive just like pop corn, you can never stop. If only the cinema allow this item to be sold in Thailand, I bet it will beat the sales of pop corn.

Flower crab which has not much meat in it but is not about the meat, is about having something to munch and not to get full. Is kinda like eating pumpkin seeds.

There you have it, pictures of cheap seafood in Thailand. An activity where you can do it over and over without feeling bored. Most importantly, it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket when you go with a few friends.

6 responses to “Cheap seafood by street vendors in Thailand”

  1. peachkins says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog Alex! I love love love street food. I’ve been to Thailand only once and I’m hoping I could go back soon. There is so much delicious food to try there!

  2. J the chocoholic says:

    Nice! 🙂 Makes me feel like going to BKK now for some yummy food and a great massage after…
    (Hey how come I don’t see any KL/Malaysia posts on your blog?)

    • Alex says:

      I haven’t been in Malaysia for a long time now….Malaysian food scenes is super awesome too…I will make a trip one of these days and blog about it…

  3. matt says:

    It would have been nice if you could tell us those places’ locations, Alex! For examples: streets, or areas, landmarks… I am going to travel to S.E Asia in April and collect as much info as possible. Thank you!

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