Eating Thai Street Food at the Chiang Mai Saturday Night Market Walking Street on Wua Lai Road

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Aug. 12, 2013

Our most recent travel video from Thailand finds us wandering down the ever hectic and bustling Chiang Mai Saturday Night Market Walking Street on Wua Lai Road in search of delicious Thai street food to eat. As with most of our outings, a plan with originally wholesome intentions goes awry awfully fast. Our initial intentions were to just enjoy wandering around the Saturday Night Market people watching and taking photos.

Well, let me tell you, the aromas coming from various Thai street food vendors was enough to steer us off of our path. We first started by sampling deep fried potato chips on a skewer (known in Korea as Tornado chips and in Thailand as twisters). With extra seasonings and attention to detail by our Thai vendor, we had something that tasted like smokey barbecue kettle chips. Naturally we took turns devouring the delicious treat although, I think I may have had the last bite )

After our salty cravings were satisfied Audrey spotted a shaved ice cream parlor. She selected the blueberry topping and immediately proclaimed it tasted like cheesecake I don't think I was able to wiggle in more than a bit or two on that one )

A few minutes later I noticed a Thai lady pan frying dumplings that looked very similar to the ones we enjoyed together in Korean Chinese restaurants (Gun Mandu) as teachers in South Korea. Although they weren't as tasty as the Korean equivalent, they were still decent enough for us to devour the entire tray.

If that wasn't enough I sniffed out a stall selling dim sum and deep fried Thai spring rolls. I don't recall sharing much of these with Audrey ) While I was devouring two of my favorite snacks, Audrey grabbed a large German sausage which she generous shared a bite with me.

At this point surely we were done and it was time to go home. Well, another fail yet again. How could we resist not having a Thai banana roti pancake saturated in chocolate sauce and sweet condensed milk. It was just one treat after another actually, more like one cheat after another however, it was well worth it. Tomorrow, I'll wake up early and go for a swim and gym session to get back on my quest to tame my blogger belly.

Although we deviated from our original plan, we still had the opportunity to people watch, listen to live musical performances, soak in the atmosphere and shoot time-lapse sequences. We're blessed that this market is every Saturday and that we have quite a few more weeks left in Chiang Mai we'll surely be back again soon.

This is part of our Travel in Thailand series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Thai culture, Thai arts, Thai foods, Thai religion and Thai people.