After our appetiser of wantan mee soup and fried chicken snacks from the two stalls outside the Sabye D Hotel, we went out walking to the Surat Thani Night Market
There was a bridge and we walked over it, then we went below where there was an underpass
From the bridge we could see a nice restaurant and we marked that out as our breakfast or lunch spot tomorrow.
Very soon, we reached the bustling night market located by the river.
"A fantastic smorgasbord of food including masses of melt-in-your-mouth marinated meats on sticks, fresh fruit juices, noodle dishes and desserts. It's not that big so it's easy to browse the stalls before making a selection."
from Lonely Planet
The first thing that greeted us was this stall selling thin crepes with lots of stuffing inside, and of course we bought some!
Lots of locals and tourists thronging the market
We saw Pad Thai!! Only 30 baht
??? I don't know what is this! hahaha!
The 2 girls saw lots of squeezies..or squishes or what you call it again?
looks like economy rice dishes to me
the most spicy long beans on a stick...so good!!!
grubs, err insects and bugs as muncy snacks, anyone?
looks like Malaysian nyonya kuih
We walked on, because there was so much stuff, we needed to find the best things to eat for our dinner!
but it was hard not to be distracted by colourful treats like these!
hmm, munch munch first...
Then, we found a place to sit and we bought food to be shared here!
After eating, we continued our food and culinary walk
what? looks like some torture contraption!
then I found this Teochew porridge stall with lots of "side dishes" for the porridge
thick creamy porridge with kiam chye soup
Me at the entrance to the night market! Don't fret if you think there is nothing to do in Surat Thani! Besides this nightmarket which we went because we had kids in tow, I believe there is abundant "nightlife" in Surat Thani as well!
Picture of nightlife in surat Thani, taken from the net.
back to the squishies, the girls went to check it out and each bought one
"I wish I could buy them all" Ely seems to be saying
Meanwhile something has caught Sau's attention
the fattest and juicies looking chicken for chicken rice, unfortunately, we already had our fill of food!
live prawns as pets
the tiniest ondeh ondeh which got Carol all excited
so she bought some for breakfast and videotaped the grandma making them.
Finally we got back to our hotel, by tuk tuk!