One of the best fresh market in Asia?
10.10.2015 - 10.10.2015 27 °C
Main entrance to Or Tor Gor Market
Spacious, brightly lit and clean interior @ Talad Or Tor Gor
If you ever thought that fresh market is a place which is wet, dirty, stinky, forgettable and unattractive, you just have to think again. Talad Or Tor Kor (or Or Tor Gor Market) yet again bring you another amazing experience which definitely fits in just nicely into the Kingdom of Thailand tourism tagline Amazing Thailand and Unseen Thailand. This fresh market located adjacent to the infamous bizarre tourist bazaar known as Jatuchak market is the "never go wrong" place to be for some of the best authentic Thai food experience as well as to get some of the most fresh food items for home cooking and for restaurateurs who need to get fresh items for the ultimate great taste in their cookings.
Enjoying pork satay and crispy pork at Talad OR Tor Gor
Or Tor Gor market has one of the best crispy pork available in Bangkok and Thailand
Isaan style pork sausage at Or Tor Gor market
Sweets and cakes at Or Tor Gor market
Food court area at Or Tor Gor Market
It was said that many fresh food ingredients available at Or Tor Gor market had drove many of those well-known in food business in Bangkok and other provinces in Thailand to get their "secret items" in preparing their food at this market. That was not a surprise indeed, really! You just have to come over to Talad Or Tor Gor, step your foot into the market premise and check it out for what was said. The market, not only well established as the ultimate market to obtain best and fresh food ingredients, it is also a fresh market that was very well organised with regards to the stalls and vendors set-up, clean and hygienic as well as bright and spacious leaving a vacant hall in the middle of the market with benches where visitors could rest, relax and enjoy the ready to eat food bought from the market vendors.
FRESH TROPICAL FRUITS @ TALAD OR TOR GOR INCLUDING PINEAPPLES, DURIANS, GUAVA, POMELO, MANGO
The markets are divided into few sections which include a food court section with tables and chairs available for dining purposes, fresh fruits section which have varieties of tropical fruits available, including the famous gigantic Thai durians and not forgetting the attractive shining and yellowish fresh mangoes, which always associated very closely with the mango sticky rice, one of the "must-try" Thai dessert, the vegetables of all kinds sections, dry-food items sections, seafood sections and household and consumer items section. I came over to Or Tor Gor market to experience myself one of possibly best fresh market in Asia or South East Asia, maybe.
FRESH VEGETABLES SECTION @ TALAD OR TOR GOR
SNACK FOOD SECTION @ OR TOR GOR MARKET
Variety of "nam prik" (chillies) at Talad Or Tor Gor
"Khao rad gaeng" (rice with curries with choice of other food items) available at the Or Tor Gor market food court
MOUTH WATERING READY TO EAT SEAFOOD AT TALAD OR TOR GOR
I did mentioned that Or Tor Gor market also offers a good choice of genuine Thai foods and I was here to taste them including the fresh, crispy and tasty roast pork and the pork satay. Satay or grill skewer pork dip into the sweet peanut sauce. Satay is not only unique to Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia if you thought it was because in Thailand, you can taste the delicious pork satay as well not quite widely available in that countries mentioned. The pork satay meal also served with toast bread, cut cucumbers and cut onions which also being dip into the peanut sauce before finally ends in the mouth. Other than best crispy roast pork and pork satay, other famous choice of food in Or Tor Gor market include the "khao rad gaeng" or rice with selections of curries. It is not exactly rice with choice of curries but also with wide selections of other food items including fish, pork, chicken, eggs, vegetables and other items cook in variety of style and taste. I craved for the crispy roast pork to the extent I bought from 2 different vendors and also try out the pork satay which overall was satisfactory and up to my expectations.
FRESH SEAFOOD SECTION @ OR TOR GOR MARKET
Crispy pork best eaten with sticky rice @ Or Tor Gor Market