Tasty Food at Bangkok’s Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

By Mark Wiens Bangkok
Kuay teow tom yum w/ fried pork

Kuay teow tom yum w/ fried pork

This past weekend I had some time to re-visit Bang Nam Pheung floating market.

Although I think Khlong Lat Mayom floating market is just a bit better, Bang Nam Pheung is probably my second favorite weekend floating market in the Bangkok area. You should definitely visit one day on a weekend!

Hoy tod

Hoy tod

I started things off with a bowl of kuay teow tom yum, which came filled with deep fried pork and crunchies on top. It was really good, the deep fried pork adding some serious porky flavor to the normal bowl of tom yum noodles.

Due to a little rain storm that came upon us while slurping down our noodles, we took the opportunity to get an order of hoy tod – a fried mussels omelet. It was of the sticky variety, not the best I’ve had, but still by all means tasty.

Pork meat ball wrapped in noodle

Pork meat ball wrapped in noodle

Something I’d never had before is this pork meat ball wrapped in a noodle and deep fried (หมูโสร่ง). It was good, what could be wrong with a fried ball of pork wrapped in crispy noodles and dipped in a sweet and sour sauce?

Dried squid

Dried squid

Continue with the snacking, I couldn’t resist dried squid.

Dried squid

Dried squid

After they give dried squid a quick roast over charcoal, it’s then flattened out using a roller and served with a sticky sweet peanut sauce.

It tastes like squid jerky, full of seafood flavor with a nice chewy texture. The sweet sauce contrasts the salty squid.

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream

And lastly, things wouldn’t be complete without ending with a lovely scoop of coconut ice cream topped with toasted peanuts – this time served in a coconut shell, not in a bun!

Bang Nam Pheung floating market is open on Saturday and Sunday. I like to go at around 10 am and stay for a few hours of browsing and snacking.

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