Squid, Octopus, And Young Woman

Young woman selling squid, octopus, and shell in Khlong Toei Market
Shot at Khlong Toei Market in Bangkok, Thailand Tetsu Ozawa

The young woman sold squid, octopus, and shells in Khlong Toei Market

What was sold in this vast Khlong Toei Market was not only meat and vegetables. Walking around the messy market, I came to a shop selling marine products. The city of Bangkok doesn't face the ocean. Yet various kinds of seafood were displayed here.

It is easy to visualize that many shrimps are used in Thai cuisines. In most cases, shrimps are put into the soup called Tom Yum. But it is not easy to visualize that squid and octopus are used in Thai dishes. However, I have just never eaten those kinds of dishes.

Anyway, many squid and octopus were set out in this shop. And they seemed to be ocean fresh. Because of Thai cuisine, they could be sauteed. From a Japanese standpoint, I thought I wanted to eat them raw as Sashimi. Yet grated wasabi was not sold here, unfortunately.


About Khlong Toei Market

Khlong Toei Market is Bangkok's biggest fresh market. It is located on Rama IV Road near the Khlong Toei and Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre MRT stations in the Khlong Toei neighborhood. The market offers low prices on raw meat, seafood, farm produce, and a few other items (clothing, kitchenware, etc.) and is open daily from 6.00 am – 2.00 am. In January 2010 CNN listed it as one of the most authentic markets in Bangkok as well as a place to avoid when hung over.

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Shooting Date

Sep 2019

Posted On

February 12, 2020


Khlong Toei Market, Thailand


Street Photography