Nang Loeng is the best Market in Bangkok for Traditional Food
I leave my camera hanging by my side as the monk and dessert vendor have their exchange. Her corner stall is the closest to the Chinese shrine dedicated to Chumphon Khet Udomsak, who established the modern Thai navy. It’s newer than the 120-year-old market, which officially opened in 1900, and while the central dining area was renovated in 2006, its charm remains. The area is home to multi-generational Chinese families (as well as others from Cambodia, Vietnam and Lao), which explains why the food here is so diverse – and so damn good. I walk past a woman whose cart is crammed with plastic bags of ready-to-eat made: dried noodles, whole fish marinated in lemongrass and chilli and creamy yellow soup with a top layer of chilli oil.