Food, Hat Yai, Thailand, Travel

Hat Yai: Asean Trade Market & Kim Yong Market

December 9, 2013
Done with our 169 baht of too-good-to-be-true buffet dinner at Lee Garden Plaza Hotel, we decided to explore Hat Yai night market
while the night is still young. After a 15 mins walk (assuming we’re heading to
the right direction), we’ve came to a really dimmed place which convinced us
that we’re lost. Before we got ourselves into panic mode, we met a kind-hearted
local guy who later hailed a Tuk Tuk for us and explained our destination in
Thai. The Tuk Tuk transfer fee is on haggling basis after 9pm. 
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Dark alley after another lead us to our safety
concerns but we have finally reached the brightly lit Asean Trade Market after
about 10 mins ride where it is located next to Greenway Market that sells
mainly second hand goods. To those who have been to Bangkok, it appears to be
like smaller version of Chatuchak with all the zinc roofs and individual
stalls. It was a cool and windy night thanks to the drizzle else I wonder how
suffocate or sweaty will I be in.

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Kanom Buang (Thai Crepes) as one of the most popular
street food in Thailand. Small thin crisp crepes folded and filled with
meringue then topped with either sugar sprinkles or foy tong (sweet shredded
egg yolk).
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Here in Thailand, they have tweaked the conventional
sushi where the ingredient is placed on top of the maki seaweed roll instead of
within the roll and it’s not nigiri sushi either. These petite-sized sushi that paired with out of ordinary ingredients like the angry bird fish cake or neon-colored
fish roes going for 5 baht each.  
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Food was not all Asean Trade Market has to offer,
there are also cheap clothes, bags, shoes and others in those bargain alleys. Rest
assured that no matter how late you shop, there will always be tuk tuk on standby
to send you back to central Hat Yai.
Check out this map for direction but not advisable
to go on foot.
Opens Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm-10pm.
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Rise and shine on the next morning for food hunting
at the busy streets of Kim Yong Market, which is within 10 mins walking
distance from New Season Hotel. It operates from 6am to 6pm and they have such
rotation that those stalls from morning session are different from the
afternoon.
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We packed from a few stalls then sat down and
ordered more from a randomly picked small shop. I can’t remember the pricing
but it is always good to have that pork slices on the table.
  • 想念泰国的烤猪肉和小吃,有太多太多值得想念的东西了!!

  • Eunice

    I am not trying to sweet-talk u or what.. but readin your blog is always so enjoyable for me.. love to see the clear pictures, pictures that speak.. ;D
    I've been to Hatyai, but my trip was not as happening as yours and I didnt get to see so many types of their local snacks .. ;/ what a waste.. nyeh! ><

    The only thing i miss there was the thai massage! hahahaha

  • Christine Choy

    我在Asean Trade Market 吃到的那个猪肉串,哎哟哟,很想念哦!

  • Choi Yen

    I went to these 2 markets too!

  • Foodeverywhere

    So colourful!! I love it all!!

  • 那就再去过嘛~ 😛

  • Thank you! 🙂
    Haha, I'm a ticklish person so I cannot do Thai massage. Got once I tried the 2 hours session, I laughed, then got tired I slept until the lady woke me up again to laugh. xD

  • 我没有吃到猪肉串~ ><""~~下次再去吃 😛

  • Proves that we both like to shop? 😛

  • Thank you!! 🙂

  • Thank you for your feedback. 🙂
    So THB120 for all? about RM12? Kinda expensive.

  • Kelly Wang

    Yes THB 120, RM 12.