Street food festival in Ayutthaya, Thailand

by Ram Ya August. 18, 2016 2469 views

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.

A women making Oyster Filled omelette

Oyster filled omelette with beans sprout

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.

Traditional pad thai

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:

Chicken shish kabobs in Thailand

You can find many different shish kabobs

Fried salted fish

More food!

Some kind of pancake

You can tell he was smiling. Not sure if that was the photo or the incredible soup he was making

I hope I didn't make you hungry. Please leave a comment if you enjoyed this post.

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Dominic White 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for this photographs Ram!! Street is much different to this in the uk!! Delicious!! :)

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Magdalena Zet 3 years, 10 months ago

Superb. :) Wish I was there. ;)

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sara G 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, of course you made me hungry..It all looks delicious! Great people shots also.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jinke 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for your comment!
I just order to reply how do not know , I had erase the comments all ! sorry..
It is amazing none of your work . I was impressed with immersive work .
Also best regards

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jacki 3 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful food photos... I can feel very dissatisfied with dinner all of a sudden! :-)

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Laurence D 3 years, 10 months ago

magnifique série très appétissante !

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 3 years, 10 months ago

thanks for taking me with you in Thailand
Nice report

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 10 months ago

WOW! Fabulous series! I see where you got the idea for a food-themed week! (((grin))).
Love the subjects, compositions, colors & clarity! Yum-Yum!!!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks, Jay! Actually, I was little under the weather and was thinking how I am going to cook something!
luckily, I had these from a few years ago. I should ask members for theme ideas, will do that soon.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 10 months ago

Hope you are feeling better!

Good idea!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Bzh29 3 years, 10 months ago

I could not shoot a photo ! ... My fingers would be to much sauced ... :)

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Leslie D 3 years, 10 months ago

My, it looks like they enjoy their food in Thailand! I wouldn't know where to start...and yes, you have made me hungry! It's quite fascinating to see these makeshift kitchens. Thank you for sharing.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the comment Leslie. Yes, it amazes me how they are able to produce all these amazing food with such a setup. I think they have been doing this for years so they are used to it.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited