The shops were crammed in Khlong Toei Market. And various foodstuffs were displayed. This time, I came to a shop selling green objects and brown objects. A woman wearing an apron stood in the shop. Some bills were in her hands. A customer bought some vegetables from her. And she just received the money.
What she sold there was not familiar to me. Two trays were placed in front of her. A root vegetable believed to be taro was displayed on one of them. On the other hand, green objects were piled up on another tray. At first, I thought they were broad beans. Yet the shape was a little different from the broad bean.
On examination, they might be stink beans. It was not common to see them in Japan. Yet it is said that it is popular as a culinary ingredient in Thailand and other Southeastern Asian countries. As shown by the name, this bean gives out an odor like onion and garlic.
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.
February 10, 2020
Khlong Toei Market, Thailand
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