Snacky Thai street food at the Trang weekend night market, southern Thailand.
We were told there were two night markets in Trang, this weekend one by the train station, and another which we were too lazy to walk to. Alison was even too lazy to walk around the markets, she let Shawn wander around unsupervised with his camera.
No wonder this hawker stall guy was so smiley, he did a roaring trade all night. Alison got a craving for this dish of yellow noodles and gravy later in the trip, but we never found it again. Such are the perils of gourmet travelling...
Mushrooms and fixins.
There seemed to be a sushi craze going on, we noticed it in nearly all the night markets we went to.
Foodbloggers meet in the wild. We communicate in the only way we know how, by taking pictures of each other. We think the dude is laughing at Shawn's un-manly little Olympus. The stall holders found it infinitely amusing that Shawn was photographing all the food, stupid farang! Then again the locals all over South East Asia find Shawn inexplicably amusing, he just walks along the road and people laugh at him like he's some kind of clown in thongs. He's used to it.
Brightly coloured sweeties.
More grilled fish.
Marinated chicken on a stick on hot coals.
Fresh oysters, these were served up on a plate covered in fresh herbs and a mild chili sauce. Perfection.
Fried shrimp paste, these tasted like lightly spiced fish balls.
Fruity iced drink stand. There's no shortage of folks trying something new.
Crispy little merangue filled pancakes.
These are sensational.
Waffles. In technicolour.
Green mango, sliced and served with salt.
Everything is better with corn.
Donuts. These tasted like semi cooked cake mix, style over substance...
We're not sure what these were, but they looked good, only so much room in the tum.
Rolled crepes with mystery filling.
Chicken biryani, we saw this around a lot.
The sweetie stand is popular.
Mutant coconut balls.
Deep fried battered prawns with basil. Decadent and super crunchy.
The rear end of the market.
This market sets up after the last train has gone through Trang station. The set up was so quick - we had only just finished a beer and it was happening.