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Pla Ching Chang

Anchovy



Pla Ching Chang are tiny calcium-rich fish like the anchovy roaming the azure Andaman waters off Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Ranong provinces. The fish are used for making fish sauce and snacks ; as, dried fish, or crispy fried fish mixed with herbs, The dried fish make a great side dish to Khanom Chin Nam Ya pak Tai and Kaeng Som. Thais also eat the crispy snack with boiled rice to strengthen the bones. Phuket leads production with over 50 community groups churning out packaged dried fish for local and overseas market.


Where to Buy


In the Provinces

Porn Thip

Address : 108/1 Mu 5, Chaloem Phra Kiat Ratchakon Thi Kao Rd., Ratsada Sub-district, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
Tel. +66 (0) 7626 155

Khun Mae Ju

Address : 159/21 Mu 5, Thepkasattri Rd., Thepkasattri Sub-district, Thalang District, Phuket
Tel. +66 (0) 7662 1226-7


Bangkok

Talat Tha Tian (Tha Tian Market)

Address : Atsadang Rd., Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok

Talat Sam Yan (Sam Yan Market)

Address : Soi Chula 9, Raa 4 Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2215 3662, +66 (0) 2215 4664

 

Mu Phaen, Mu Yong & Mu Sawan

BBQ Pork Jerky, Pork Floss & Fried Pork Jerky



Nakhon Pathom is a province known for its quality pigs and flavorful ready-to-eat pork products perfect for snacking or eaten with rice porridge or steamed rice.


‘Mu Phaen’ or barbecued pork jerky is made from minced low-fat pork seasoned with sugar and fish sauce rolled out into thin sheets that are baked or sundried before being grilled until crispy.


‘Mu Yong’ or pork floss is made from shreds of sweet, salty braised pork scented with star anise and cinnamon that is dry-fried over low heat until crunchy.


Chewy deep fried sweet sundried ‘ Mu Sawan’ is made by gently deep frying thin slices of partially sundried pork marinated with coriander and cumin seeds.


Another equally famous source of pork products is Yaowarat, or Bangkok’s Chinatown. Famous specialty stores in both cities boast secret age-old recipes inherited from their ancestors or from Nakhon Pathom can be easily spotted by long customer queues.


Where to Buy


In the Provinces

Ngo Cheng Heng

Address : in front of the Ji An Tueng Pharmacy, Talat Lang, Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom
Tel. +66 (0) 3425 1329, +66 (0) 8 5376 7674

Li Hui Heng

Address : 220 Talat Lang, Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom
Tel. +66 (0) 3421 8569, +66 (0) 8 6065 5828


Bangkok

Ha Ki Lim Ching Hiang

Address : - Yaowarat Branch; 450, 392, 380 Yaowarat Rd., Samphanthawong District, Bangkok Tel. +66 (0) 2622 9067-8,

Amarin Plaza Branch; 4th Fl., Amarin Plaza, Ploenchit Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok Tel. +66 (0) 2225 2484

Talat Sam Yan (Sam Yan Market)

Address : Soi Chula 9, Raa 4 Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2215 3662, +66 (0) 2215 4664

 

Kun Chiang

Chinese Airdried Sausages



'Kunchiang’, The preserved meat brought over by Chinese settlers is named after the Teo Chiew dialect word for ‘sausage’, Boiled and air-dried, the highly flavored coarsely ground pork pork sausage keeps well for months. Served with rice porridge or steamed rice after being gently panfried and sliced, Kunchiang is often incorporated in other dishes; such as, fried rice, claypot rice, and even Yam or spicy salads.


Thailand’s best is ‘Kunchiang Korat’ which is from Pak Chong in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Made from a family recipe that is more than a century old using fine cut of quality meat, their Kunchiang is a moderately sweet toothsome sausage, Ranking a close second is ‘Khunchiang Yaowarat’ from Bangkok’s Chinatown, which is also made using century-old traditional recipes.


Where to Buy


In the Provinces

Che lek Kunchiang

Address : 134-138 Khurusamakki Rd.,Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Tel. +66 (0) 4431 2626

Kunchiang Che Noi Tra Mu Ha Dao

Address : 130 Mu 1, Khurusamakki Rd., Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Tel. +66 (0) 4431 3312


Bangkok

Kuang Kokki (Yaowarat)

Address : 26 Plaeng Nam Rd. (Yaowarat), Samphanthawong District,Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2224 8351, +66 (0) 2221 2066

Talat Sam Yan (Sam Yan Market)

Address : Soi Chula 9 , Rama 4 Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok

 

Mu Yo

Steamed Pork Roll



‘Mu Yo’, the spicier Thai version of Vietnamese steamed pork roll can be found in locations with sizable Vietnamese settlers. The most famous is ‘Mu Yo Ubon’ from Sri Narong Road, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani district, Ubon Ratchathani province where the earliest Vietnamese imigrants lived.


‘Though modern manufacturers use modern machinery to process the meat, it was traditionally made by pounding chopped pork in a mortar to a smooth stichky paste. Seasoned with salt, pepper, sugar, and shallots, some places add chewy silvers of pork skin for textural contrast. The meat is carefully rooled up in These bouncy peppry meatloaves can be eaten cold, fried, or made into spicy salads (Yam), used in Vietnamese dishes; such as, Kuai Chap Yuan (noodle soup), Khai Krata eggswith Mu Yo and Kunchiang). And Pak Mo Yuan (stuffed steamed rice pancakes), and even in Northeastern dishes like Tam Mua, Tam Sua a variation of green papaya salad (Som Tam).


Where to Buy


In the Provinces

Mu Yo Dao Thong

Address : 173/2-3 Si Narong Rd., Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District, U bon Ratchathani
Tel. +66 (0) 4526 2344

Mu Yo Tong Nueng

Address : 220 Talat Lang, Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom
Tel. +66 (0) 3421 8569, +66 (0) 8 6065 5828


Bangkok

Talat Or Tor Kor (Marketing Organization for Farmers Market)

Address : Kamphaeng Phet Rd., Chatuchack District, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2279 2080
Amarin Plaza Branch; 4th Fl., Amarin Plaza, Ploenchit Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2225 2484

Talat Sam Yan (Sam Yan Market)

Address : Soi Chula 9, Raa 4 Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2215 3662, +66 (0) 2215 4664

 

Khai Khem

Salted Eggs



‘Khai Khem’ (salted eggs) is a traditional preserved food made by pickling fresh eggs in brine, coating them with earth from salt fats, and other types of mud-based mixtures depending on the local wisdom in each area The most famous salted eggs in Thailand bar none is ‘Khai Khem Chaiya’ from the southern province of Surat Thani.


Chaiya district is a rich fertile farmland ‘where fields are filled with rice and its waters teem with fish’. Villagers raise free-range ducks that forage for fish, shellfish and crabs in the fields and water ways, supplemented by unhulled rice. Fresh duck eggs are coated with a unique salted anthill soil mixture and a covering of fine rice husk ash before being packed into boxes for sale.


These midly salty eggs with minimal egg whites prized for their deliciously oily large bright orange yolks are perfect fried and served with spicy food or hardboiled and eaten with rice porridge. Its popularity has grown to the point that these eggs, previously only sold behind Chaiya Railway Station, can now be found in stores nationwide.


Where to Buy


In the Provinces

Khai Khem Mae Bun Hai

Address : 53/3 Mu 4, Pa We Sub-district, Chaiya District, Surat Thani
Tel. +66 (0) 8 9728 0239

Chalina Khai Khem

Address : 118/2 Mu 6, Samet Sub-district, Chaiya District, Surat Thani
Tel. +66 (0) 9 0067 6950

Khai Khem Suri Rat

Address : 149/11 Mu 6, Samet Sub-district, Chaiya District, Surat Thani
Tel. +66 (0) 8 1606 5236


Bangkok

Talat Tha Tian (Tha Tian Market)

Address : Atsadang Rd., Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok

Talat Sam Yan (Sam Yan Market)

Address : Soi Chula 9, Raa 4 Rd., Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Tel. +66 (0) 2215 3662, +66 (0) 2215 4664