Hi everyone, it’s Rodd!
As some of you might know, after twenty years of living in Japan, I decided to move to Thailand. One of many reasons I fell in love with Thailand and its culture was the very cheap and delicious street food. It is no joke, that I can walk outside of my place and within a minute I will find carts of food parked outside or being pushed along the road by smiling happy people.
It’s impossible to avoid street food in Thailand, where sidewalk vendors operate on a fixed rotation. Some take care of the breakfast crowd with sweet soymilk and bean curd, others dish up fragrant rice and poached chicken for lunch. The late-night crowd offers everything from phad thai noodles to grilled satay or a nice big plate full of grilled insects!
Some sell fresh tropical fruit such as pineapples, mangosteens, mangos, papayas, guavas, coconuts and even jackfruit.
I can buy any of these for about 60 yen! The vendor will cook it or cut it up in front of you and serve it within a few seconds flat. Yum!
Food is not the only thing they sell though. There are people selling shoes, clothes, sunglasses, underwear, beach toys, and even things like tasers and hunting knives! Some of the markets where these vendors congregate are huge and go all night. You can never get enough of it. All the colours and smells and big smiles are very addictive and very very easy on your wallet which suits me perfectly!
座右の銘は「Never be afraid to always try new things and places, and enjoy life to its fullest.」