Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eating at Warorot market near Ping river.

Have a romantic Thai style dinner at Warorot market

 Situated only 2 minutes walk north from the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River the Warorot Market is a busy hive of daytime activity. Warorot Market opens daily early in the morning and closes after dark. Go by foot, pedicab, Tuk-Tuk or Songtheaw as it is nearly impossible to get a park there unless you have a motor bike.

Khanom jeen (ขนมจีน )or "Khanom jin" are thin fermented rice vermicelli noodles, a staple of Thai street food and 'leftover cuisine'.
It can be pretty shabby looking but it's a great tasting noodle dish when dressed up with the sides.  .
You'll find the vendors in business at various times of the day and night, but notably appearing around midnight for 'post entertainment' sustenance, with equal numbers of hawkers springing up early morning around dawn for those at the other end of the tribal spectrum.
There are plenty of day time khanom jeen shops too.
These noodles are used as a staple food in a variety of Thai dishes. Some popular dishes are:
  • Khanom chin nam ya, served with a fish based sauce
  • Khanom chin kaeng kiao wan kai, served with green chicken curry
  • Khanom chin nam ngiao, a northern Thai speciality, the sauce contains pork blood
  • Khanom chin sao nam, a salad with coconut milk, prawns and fresh pineapple

Let's try khao soy ข้าวซอย

Khao soi or khao soy (Thai: ข้าวซอย The name means "cut rice". Traditionally, the dough for the rice noodles is spread out on a cloth stretched over boiling water. After steaming the large sheet noodle is then rolled and cut with scissors.