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Exploring Singburi Market, Thailand

Exploring Singburi Market, Thailand

Author -  International Working Holidays

Ever wondered what it's like to experience another culture through your taste-buds? 

We explored Thailand's Singburi Market and did just that.

 

Food is a big part of travelling and one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in a different culture. You've ventured overseas to explore a new country and break out of your comfort zone, so trying new food is naturally part of this experience. Eating a countries' unique food comes with surprises - some things will taste amazing and provide you with new cooking inspiration, while others will go on the "Never Again" list. Either way, we think food tourism is one of the best kinds of tourism. To prove it, here's a run-down of our experience at the Singburi Market in Thailand.


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Singburi is a city in central Thailand with plenty of sightseeing and a non-touristy atmosphere. The city contains numerous Western stores like 7-Eleven and Tesco, but for those wanting to eat like the locals a visit to the market is essential. Typical local meal consist of various kinds of noodles, rice with stir friend vegetables and meat, and fish sauce. A common dish is boiling broth poured over uncooked white noodles and vegetables - yum!

 

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The Singburi Market is busiest around 5am and after 4pm when locals flock to buy breakfast and dinner. The market has both ingredients for cooking and ready-to-eat meals and desserts. With over one hundred stalls there's an overwhelming number of choice. There are kinds of fruit that look like something from a cartoon, sauce upon spicy sauce, and hot soup which you take away in small plastic bags like water balloons.

 

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Vegetarians, be warned. There's a lot of openly-displayed meat in the Singburi Market, often in different forms to what Western countries are used to. Meat-eaters can try half a pig's face, complete with ear, eye and half a snout. You can also buy animals that are still alive, like catfish, snake and frog. These are stored in large quantities in small buckets of water, and are poked to decide which is freshest. In some instances you might see over 60 frogs crammed in a single bucket together.

 

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As you can imagine, the smell of sweet fruit and dead meat attracts a large number of flies. Market vendors have a DIY system for keeping the flies of their produce - they wrap plastic bags around the end of a stick and wave it about all day. If you can handle the noise, bustle, smell and dead animals, a trip to Singburi Market is a must. This is the best way to mingle with locals and experience their special food.

 

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Think a trip to Thailand sounds like you?

We offer several programs in Thailand, including volunteering with Gibbons, volunteering at an Elephant Sanctuary and teaching English to local children. Get in touch to find out more!

 


Photos by Daniela Ramos and Shian Bang. 

 

 

Exploring Singburi Market, Thailand

We take our taste-buds on a cultural adventure as we explores the Singburi Market in Thailand.

Ever wondered what it's like to experience another culture through your taste-buds? 

We explored Thailand's Singburi Market and did just that.

 

Food is a big part of travelling and one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in a different culture. You've ventured overseas to explore a new country and break out of your comfort zone, so trying new food is naturally part of this experience. Eating a countries' unique food comes with surprises - some things will taste amazing and provide you with new cooking inspiration, while others will go on the "Never Again" list. Either way, we think food tourism is one of the best kinds of tourism. To prove it, here's a run-down of our experience at the Singburi Market in Thailand.


International Working Holidays Thailand 1.jpg

Singburi is a city in central Thailand with plenty of sightseeing and a non-touristy atmosphere. The city contains numerous Western stores like 7-Eleven and Tesco, but for those wanting to eat like the locals a visit to the market is essential. Typical local meal consist of various kinds of noodles, rice with stir friend vegetables and meat, and fish sauce. A common dish is boiling broth poured over uncooked white noodles and vegetables - yum!

 

International Working Holidays Thailand 2.jpg

 

The Singburi Market is busiest around 5am and after 4pm when locals flock to buy breakfast and dinner. The market has both ingredients for cooking and ready-to-eat meals and desserts. With over one hundred stalls there's an overwhelming number of choice. There are kinds of fruit that look like something from a cartoon, sauce upon spicy sauce, and hot soup which you take away in small plastic bags like water balloons.

 

International Working Holidays Thailand 3.jpg


Vegetarians, be warned. There's a lot of openly-displayed meat in the Singburi Market, often in different forms to what Western countries are used to. Meat-eaters can try half a pig's face, complete with ear, eye and half a snout. You can also buy animals that are still alive, like catfish, snake and frog. These are stored in large quantities in small buckets of water, and are poked to decide which is freshest. In some instances you might see over 60 frogs crammed in a single bucket together.

 

International Working Holidays Thailand 4.jpg

 

As you can imagine, the smell of sweet fruit and dead meat attracts a large number of flies. Market vendors have a DIY system for keeping the flies of their produce - they wrap plastic bags around the end of a stick and wave it about all day. If you can handle the noise, bustle, smell and dead animals, a trip to Singburi Market is a must. This is the best way to mingle with locals and experience their special food.

 

International Working Holidays Thailand 6.jpg


Think a trip to Thailand sounds like you?

We offer several programs in Thailand, including volunteering with Gibbons, volunteering at an Elephant Sanctuary and teaching English to local children. Get in touch to find out more!

 


Photos by Daniela Ramos and Shian Bang. 

 

 

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