NileGuide Expert Says:
This is not the best street food in Bangkok certainly, but the variety and price make it a good one-stop for anyone experimenting. The daring will give the fried bug vendor a try.
Beside Chatuchak Public Park
10900 Bangkok, Thailand
tel: +66 02 652 8836/ +66 02 625 8945
fax: +66 02 652 8946
Sa-Su 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
It is unlikely to hear Chatuchak Park's weekend market called by its official name. Commonly referred to even by the Thai as J.J. market (from an Anglified spelling of Jatujak) this is the mecca for bargain hunters and a good place to find a variety of street food. The labryinth of covered vendors -- which is only open on the weekends -- gets hot in the midday heat and haggling is the norm. Food vendors are spread throughout the open spaces. Both the SkyTrain (Mor Chit) and MRT Subway (Chatuchak) stop here.