Gleaming white floors. Bright white lights. Or Tor Kor is cleaner than any other market in Bangkok, by far.
Home to the products that upscale restaurant owners search for their own ingredients, foodies flock to have a taste. Aisles filled with fresh and colorful produce, ripe as can be.
Best of all – the selection of durian.
For some reason or other – people make a big stink about this fruit. It is even banned from certain areas, like the metro station we took to get to and from the market. They say the fruit is extremely pungent and some people even hate it. Don’t be afraid! You must see for yourself. I was so excited to try durian for the first time in Thailand, no better venue than here. I personally loved it and didn’t find it to be abrasive whatsoever. It is custardy in texture and mildly sweet with a hint of tang. I couldn’t get enough of it. Seriously, after sampling the fruit in its natural form, I went to get more in the version of durian sticky rice.
Epic combination, and each component was delicious. Vibrant scenes in every corner.
The market sells dry goods, snacks, and some crafts.
Food to takeaway and cook at home,
including some of the biggest most beautiful prawns I ever laid eyes on.
But the likelihood is that you don’t have your own kitchen, so there are excellent prepared meals to have in the food court.
There is a great variety of dishes to sample, and the market is busiest during the lunch hour.