Thailand: Chiang Mai – Waroros Market

One of our adventures in Chiang Mai was a walk through the local market: Waroros Market.  You could buy everything there, from food to clothes to gold!  But we focused on the good stuff – fresh fruits and veggies, sweets, snacks, and flowers!  (As always on the blog, you can click on the photos in the post to make them big!)

I loved seeing all the sweets laid out in the stalls:

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And all the savoury things:

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Bundles of sticky rice:

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Pickled fruit (plums!!!!!):

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The green chili paste Chiang Mai is famous for: nam prik noom, made with green chilies, garlic, and shallots.  You eat it with sticky rice and cooked veggies or meats:

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All the veggies:

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All the teas:

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Including pandan leaf tea (the bag in the middle labeled “Pandanus”):

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Beautiful bags of rice:

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And all the spices — including these spice packs that include everything you need for different Thai dishes (e.g. the one on the right is for Tom Yum soup!):

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And all the fabulous fresh stuff — fruit (look at that pineapple in the bottom centre!):

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Mango and watermelon:

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Tamarind, still in the pod, my favourite:

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And sweetened tamarind:

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Rose apples:

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Dragonfruit!!!!

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And a fruit I don’t know — but I had a delicious one in Phuket — you can see in the top left corner that it has a black pip in the centre (Does anyone know what it is? Is it a plum? Let me know in the comments!):

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Young coconuts:

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Colourful watermelons:

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Pineapples:

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Sugar cane:

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Avocados:

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And teeny pumpkins!

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And fresh fresh eggs (I love the pink ones!):

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Chiang Mai is very well known for its strawberries.  They even create dried strawberries for snacking and strawberry wine:

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And at the very edge of the market — all the flowers!!!

Delivered fresh:

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And laid out in gorgeous arrays!!!!

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And another mystery to me — these looked like a citrus, anyone know what they are???

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I love market adventures — from San Miguel’s Tuesday Market in Mexico to the floating markets we visited outside Bangkok, and now this market in Chiang Mai.  Just wonderful!

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2 Comments on “Thailand: Chiang Mai – Waroros Market”

  1. frankie
    April 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I think the fruit is called sapodilla. Great pics! 🙂

    en.wilipedia.org/wiki/Manilkara_zapota

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