Mention markets in Bangkok and Chatuchak may be the first thing that comes to mind. But another popular spot is slowly but surely taking over the spotlight: the ultra-colourful Rot Fai Night Market!
Located in the Ratchada area, the offbeat market is a hit with locals and travelers alike for its artsy vibe and insanely epic food stalls!
Here are some mouthwatering dishes you need to try when checking out this diet-busting night market:
1. Leng Saab (Boiled Pig Spine With Hot & Spicy Soup)
Round up your makan gang and order up this giant tower of boiled pig spine drenched in hot and spicy soup. You can start small with the Medium size or go all the way with the XXL portion, but either way you'll be in for an unforgettable meal!
2. Moo Ping (Thai-style Grilled Pork)
Marinated with fish sauce, palm sugar and garlic, these pork satays are then glazed with sweet sauce before being grilled to perfection. Have your Moo Ping the traditional way with some sticky rice. Chicken and beef options are available too!
3. Seafood Takoyaki
If you're a fan of takoyaki, this simple and satisfying snack is not to be missed. This Thai-style version is stuffed with your choice of seafood including squid, mussels, crab sticks, and prawns. Enjoy it with a drizzle of Thai chili sauce.
4. Pla Pao (Salt Crusted Grilled Fish)
5. Rainbow Grilled Cheese
6. Marinated Octopus
If it wasn't clear before, it's definitely clear now: Rot Fai Market is a true heaven for seafood lovers! This flavourful marinated octopus is best enjoyed with their signature sweet and tangy Thai green chili sauce for that extra kick.
7. Pork Ribs
8. Khanom Bueang (Sweet Mini Crepe)
9. Kanom Kai Nok Krata (Sweet Potato Balls)
If you're into hearty snacks, you'll love these Sweet Potato Balls. Soft on the inside and crisp on the outside, these sweet balls are best enjoyed while they're still hot. For something truly unique, try the charcoal-flavoured sweet potato balls!
10. Watermelon Smoothie
If all that munching has got you thirsty, get hydrated with the refreshing Watermelon Smoothie. The cute drink is served in a watermelon bowl and topped with even more watermelon, making this a real thirst-quencher for sure! If you're not a fan of watermelon, check out their honeydew version instead.
11. Crispy Crepes
Available in both savoury and sweet flavours, this popular paratha-like dish is also a must-try when walking around Rot Fai Market. If you like it sweet, go for a drizzle of condensed milk and chocolate syrup. If you prefer something savoury, the egg-and-cheese filling is bound to satisfy.
12. Khao Niao Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice)
BONUS: Fried insects for the truly adventurous
Can't wait to head here soon? Get more details on Ratchada's Rot Fai Market here: