Thailand has so many things to offer travelers. One of the things I didn't plan for in my trip was the amazing food culture this country has to offer. I remember one day I was shooting a Temple in the afternoon and it got dark soon. The street leading to the temple had abandoned wooden stalls with hardly anybody. So I was planning on eating my emergency chocolate bars for dinner.
To my surprise, by the time I got out of the temple, street had become a busy night food festival. I am not sure how they got all those people to come out to this seemingly remote city. It was almost all locals too. They told me this food festival happens every weekend in this part of Ayutthaya. This was a theme I got to experience many times in Thailand. During the day it's all business but at night everyone would convene to the street to enjoy the food.
Food is so cheap compared to prices in North America. I ordered this pad thai which would have easily cost me $8 to $10 bucks in Toronto. In Thailand, it was just $1.50! It was hard not to order too many dishes. Cheap prices and the mouth watering food is a hard combination to resists, though.
In Thailand, pad thai comes with lot more veggies than the Thai Express version. Also, they wrap the whole pad thai in a very thin omelet and parcel it in a banana leaf. I wish I had a photo of the finished product, but I forgot all about photography when I opened it.
More photos from the stalls:
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