Saturday, December 16, 2006

FOOD VENDORS IN BANGKOK....

If you have been a regular reader of my blog , you will know that i love to click food vendors, markets of the places that i visit. I feel that the food vendors play a important part in the food industry and for tourist to various places it is these people who act as the window to the food culture of the place and hence i respect them and make it a point to photograph them whenever and wherever possible.

IMAGES TAKEN OF THE VEGETABLE MARKET FROM MY TOUR BUS
YOU CAN SEE THE LADY CUTTING THE DURIAN FRUIT
A LADY SELLING FRESH FRUIT THESE ARE SOME OF THE FRUITS
WHICH I HAVENT TASTED IN INDIA
A FOOD VENDOR
FRESH FOOD SELLERS LANE
FRESH SOUP BEING MADE IN FRONT OF THE CUSTOMERS

all these above photos where taken by me in MAY--06 when i visited Bangkok
In bangkok you dont have to worry about a quick bite at any time of the day. You will find food vendors with fresh and ready food at every nook and corner and all along the street.
There are a large variety of fruits in Bangkok which we cannot taste in india , i tasted the yellow watermelon in Bangkok, i found the papaya and the pineapple to be very sweet , juicy and in plenty .
As you walk along the street you will find food being cooked on small carts right from morning, where people line up for breakfast. Lunch and dinner is also available on these small carts and its common to see people sitting around a table on the street and having their meal.
Thai cooking, especially the street food seems to be the "throw together" style of cooking that allows room for creativity . you see people ordering for soups with various combinations , you can see it in the picture above , the lady mixing her concoctions into a bowl according to her customers recommendations.
i felt that Bangkok was a great place for food lovers like me who not only like to eat but to observe and see the locals deal with their food. My visit was very short , just three days and not enough to satisfy the foodie in me , maybe i will get an opportunity again to browse through and relish the food of Bangkok.

4 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful pics! All that taken while on a moving vehicle!:O

Mahek said...

hi
asha
thanks for visiting my blog.
not all but photo no 1,3 and 4 are taken while travelling by the tour bus.

Mimi J. said...

Wonderful photos, Mahek. You took us there!

I thought of you yewsterday when I shot a tiny corner of my kitchen for my blog. One corner at a time!

Mahek said...

WOW!!!!!
thanks Mimi
i am awaiting your photos
bye