World's Best Food Markets
Andrew Zimmern names his favorite food markets around the world: “Through all of my travels, I’ve found that there’s no better way to feel the pulse of a city or to understand the local culture than to visit a market. I can learn more about a people and their way of life here than I can in the local museum, that’s for sure. Locavore bazaars—where merchant’s hawk the region’s specialties, artisans sell their wares and residents shop for dinner—offer the most authentic and honest experience.”—Andrew Zimmern
Some of the best food in the world is served in Bangkok, especially Chinese food, and at the city's Khlong Toei market there are dozens of stalls hawking Cantonese-style egg noodle soup: bowls brimming with wontons, greens, roast pork and chicken broth. This is the late night trucker’s meal of choice. KT is a working market for wholesalers and it has a gritty reputation. Come prepared for an adventure. The noodle bowls are a must at 4 a.m., then wander the expansive footprint for exotic fruits, vegetables and finish with an 8 a.m. piece of grilled frog or roasted fish before leaving.