One of my recent goals during my time in Chiang Mai has been to do more sightseeing and explore different parts of the city, namely all the different markets. I had walked past the Saturday Night Market before, but I had never really walked down Wualai Road on a Saturday night when all the vendors and food stands set up shop. On this particular weekend, Sam and I were lured over by the smell barbecue, pad thai, and baked sweet potatoes and we decided to do some filming while we were there.
Here’s a look at the all the little snacks you can expect to find. We ate a lot!
After living in Korea for a year, and eating gun mandu (군만두) almost daily, neither of us could resists getting a serving of pan-fried dumplings. Filling and delicious! Price: 30 baht
Snow Ice Cream
I noticed people walking around with little ice cream cups covered in fruit, and I naturally started following their trail. I mean, who doesn’t want ice cream? I finally came across a little side street serving up ‘snow ice cream’ which was similar to shaved ice with a bit of cream. Again, lots of toppings to choose from here including blueberries, kiwi, mango, strawberries, lychee, chocolate chunks and oreo cookie crumbs. Price: 29 baht
Twist potato or tornado chips are a fun little snack that I first tried in Korea. A potato spiral is stretched out on a skewer, cooked in oil until crispy, and then you can choose from an assortment of flavours to sprinkle over top – cheese, barbecue, paprika, white cheddar. As you can see in the video, I didn’t like the thought of sharing…but I did. Price: 20 baht
Dim Sum & Spring Rolls
I first tried dim sum when I was travelling through Malaysia, and it is now a food that I immediately associate with breakfast. (Most Chinese restaurants I encountered in Malaysia started serving tea and dim sum at 5 in the morning!) While this dim sum wasn’t as amazing as what I had in the tea houses of Melaka or Georgetown, it was a nice little treat. Price: 40 baht
Ah, the barbecue! This is what lured us over to the night market. Price: 20 baht
Banana Egg Roti
Lastly for dessert we had one of our favourite treats: banana egg roti with a generous amount of chocolate syrup and sweet condensed milk drizzled over top. The perfect way to end our self-guided tasting tour of the Saturday Night Market! Price: 35 baht
Do you enjoy night markets?
What’s the best street snack you’ve ever tried?