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  • So it is a Sunday here in Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร) and today we're visiting one of the most popular

  • markets in all of Bangkok.

  • We're going to Chatuchak (จตุจักร).

  • Yeah.

  • Woo hoo.

  • It is a massive market.

  • It is open only on the weekends and we're going to get to eat a lot of Thai street food

  • today.

  • So come join us.

  • That is the plan.

  • We are now officially entering the market and it is packed.

  • We're here around noon and it is just full of people.

  • And this is just the entrance.

  • Ah!

  • So one of the recommendations I read online for this market is to visit early in the morning

  • before it gets really busy.

  • Um, and we were like no we should wait until it is crowded that way we'll have ambience

  • and we can show you what it is really like.

  • But the problem now is that it is super hot.

  • It is probably like 12 noon and it is jammed packed.

  • There is almost nowhere to walk and it is a little bit overwhelming but I guess that

  • is to be expected from Thailand's biggest market.

  • So here we are looking for food.

  • So we can add free toppings.

  • Let's put some jellies.

  • Okay.

  • Coconut jelly.

  • Thank you.

  • And peanuts.

  • And Audrey wants peanuts so we'll add some peanuts.

  • Good enough?

  • Yes.

  • Alright, so it is time for our first snack of the day and our main concern is to cool

  • down right now.

  • So we got coconut ice cream in a coconut (Itim Kati ไอติมกะทิ).

  • Yeah.

  • Pretty cool.

  • It is pretty awesome and while she was preparing it she actually you could see her scrapping

  • coconut from the side.

  • So yeah it is like kind of loose but I still need to pry it off.

  • This the real deal here.

  • So I want ice cream and real coconut.

  • And that was what 40 Baht?

  • I don't know.

  • You paid.

  • I'm just standing there slobbering.

  • Now that I think of it.

  • It was 40 Baht.

  • Mmmm.

  • So that is just over a dollar.

  • That is amazing.

  • And we added jellies and peanuts on top.

  • Roasted peanuts.

  • Does it have like a natural coconut taste?

  • It really does.

  • Yeah.

  • Is it sweet too?

  • It is so good.

  • This is just what I needed.

  • Alright, Sammy boy is going in for it.

  • Exciting.

  • Very first bite and I've got a coconut jelly too.

  • Oh la lah.

  • That is great.

  • Going for all things coconut right now.

  • And you've been suffering poor boy.

  • Poor freckly man.

  • The quality of this ice cream is insane.

  • It is just so good.

  • It is so creamy.

  • How anyone finds anything in this market is beyond me because we've been wandering around

  • for maybe close to an hour and there are no maps.

  • And this market is divided in to 27 different sections and they each specialize in a different

  • thing so that could be clothes, shoes, antiques, art, food and it is just a huge maze.

  • So yeah we're still looking for food.

  • We've only had ice cream.

  • We're hungry.

  • Alright, so this next one was Sam's pick.

  • I was personally looking for a banana roti with chocolate and nutella and that would

  • have been nice.

  • But we found fried bananas (Kluay Tod - กล้วยแขก) instead so let's see.

  • I think this is more like plantain than banana.

  • Is it good?

  • A little bit green.

  • It is not super sweet.

  • Um, so yeah it is like coated in a batter that has been fried.

  • And then it has sesame seeds all over.

  • Not bad but I think this is more your kind of snack than mine.

  • Over to you.

  • So time for me to try it and this is like a quintessential like street food snack you

  • can find all over Southeast Asia.

  • I mean you can have this in Malaysia you can have this in Thailand.

  • It is just a classic staple.

  • Oh yeah.

  • That is really good.

  • It is just done to perfection here.

  • It is just like so crispy on the outside and then you've got the chewiness of the banana

  • inside.

  • It sort of just melts in your mouth.

  • And you're right.

  • It is not too sweet.

  • I think you're right it is plantain.

  • But really tasty though.

  • And only 20 Baht.

  • That is what like 60 cents these days.

  • That is crazy cheap.

  • So aside from food stands they also have these little dining areas with like tables and little

  • stools where you can sit down and have a cooked meal.

  • So we've been walking for a while.

  • We're hungry, we're tired, so we're grabbing a bite.

  • Sam is having a beer and we're going to show your food next.

  • So we ordered something called Coconut Solution Noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวแก้ปัญหามะพร้าว)

  • and at the table they have a whole bunch of little toppings that you can add.

  • Look at that.

  • So I'm going for beansprouts because I think that is what they're for.

  • They've also got green beans over here.

  • Some leaves.

  • Extra flavor.

  • So self-serve.

  • Help yourself and put it on as you wish.

  • So yeah, let's see about these coconut solution noodles.

  • This is a first for me.

  • Yeah, we've never tried this before.

  • I think that is why we're like let's try something new today.

  • You know what?

  • It could just be a strange translation.

  • Mmmm.

  • It is spicy and coconut-y.

  • Yeah?

  • It is pretty good.

  • It really is.

  • Is it a bit like a coconut curry?

  • A little more watery.

  • It is almost like soupy.

  • Noodles in a soupy base.

  • But it is good.

  • Time for me to try it here.

  • I'm just going to mix it around in the coconut soup.

  • Swirl it around.

  • Hiding under the hat.

  • Mmmm.

  • Pleasantly surprised?

  • Yeah, you're right about it being spicy though.

  • Mmmhmmm.

  • I had no idea it was going to be spicy.

  • It didn't look spicey.

  • But it is.

  • And you're right the coconut isn't as powerful as say in a curry but you still really taste

  • it and I like that the noodles are nice and thin.

  • They are easy to chew.

  • It is kind of a light meal right now.

  • And how much did it cost?

  • It was only 50 Baht.

  • So you're talking like a dollar something.

  • A dollar fifty.

  • Yeah.

  • Cheap.

  • Even less than a dollar fifty.

  • It is really good.

  • And what are drinking?

  • So I'm having a Leo beer (เบียร์ลีโอ).

  • It is one of the more popular beers in Thailand along with Chang beer.

  • So man on a day like today.

  • Today has been deceptively hot.

  • Like the last few days have been cool and we've kind of been getting used to the cool

  • temperatures and then bam today has been like smoking hot.

  • We're roasting.

  • Nice ice cold beer is just what I need right now.

  • We found roti.

  • My favorite.

  • We've just ordered a chocolate banana egg roti (โรตีกล้วย) and they're

  • going to prepare it right in front of our eyes.

  • (Speaking Thai)

  • (cooking noises)

  • So we finally stumbled upon a stand that was making roti and we got my favorite.

  • Banana egg and I think it is condensed milk and chocolate as well.

  • Yeah.

  • Oh, it looks so good.

  • It's got it all on this one.

  • It is freshly made.

  • Man, we love Thai banana pancakes.

  • This is like quintessential Thai street food.

  • It is so sweet.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • I'm loving it.

  • Isn't that good?

  • Really really loving it.

  • We've really had a sweet tooth today.

  • Hahaha.

  • We have.

  • Woah hot!

  • Alright Sammy boy your turn.

  • Alright my turn and I was afraid you weren't going to leave me any but there is still some.

  • I left plenty.

  • Plenty.

  • I'm good at sharing.

  • Oh big chunk right there.

  • I should have warned you it is super super hot.

  • That second bite really burnt me.

  • Woah, that is burning me.

  • I know.

  • Hi!

  • Wow, that was a double bite.

  • I had two squares just one on top of the other.

  • So yeah that is a lot of food.

  • I really taste the banana.

  • Yeah.

  • And I think compared to just having the pancake plain it is so worth it getting the one with

  • the banana because that just adds some juiciness.

  • It adds a nice bit of mushy texture.

  • Yeah.

  • And then pour than condensed milk.

  • Pour that chocolate sauce on.

  • And it is all good.

  • You've got yourself like a delicious snack here in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Yeah, and in terms of price this was 40 Thai Baht.

  • Yeah, so you're looking at just over a dollar.

  • Cheap.

  • Delicious.

  • We eat this all of the time.

  • So we have done the rare, the impossible.

  • We kind of found a relatively quiet spot here at the market.

  • Just on the fringes.

  • Oh man, I don't know if I'm getting full or I'm getting too tired but it is like awwh.

  • We've been eating a lot.

  • We've been walking a lot so.

  • Alright, next up we're having our mango sticky rice (Khao Neow Ma Muang - ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง).

  • So you've got your sticky rice here.

  • Some sweetened condensed milk.

  • Yeah.

  • Mung bean and of course ripe mangos.

  • And you want to combine it all.

  • Yeah.

  • And I think in the condensed milk there has also been some coconut milk added as well

  • too.

  • The mango is so sweet and so ripe right now.

  • I think that is my favorite thing.

  • You know what?

  • I don't think you're going to find mango much better than in Thailand.

  • Like mangoes in Thailand are just unbelievable.

  • They're so ripe, they're so good, they're so juicy.

  • They're so sweet, flavorful.

  • I could subsist off of mangos in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • You're in your happy place.

  • You're just devouring that.

  • That is good.

  • Sammy boy is going big.

  • Going big.

  • Going for a huge slice of mango.

  • Lots of rice.

  • That is one bite for a big boy.

  • Oh man.

  • It is so good.

  • This is one of those Thai desserts that no matter how much I've eaten for the day I could

  • like be totally stuffed and I'm still got a bit of room for this.

  • There is always room for sticky rice.

  • It is just that good.

  • It is just that good.

  • Love that stuff.

  • And if you're coming here I mean at 50 Baht it is really cheap and I highly recommend