Sisters of the Traveling Pans
THAI FLOATING MARKET CHALLENGE
http://www.food.com/recipe/pad-thai-salad-500889 made and reviewed.
We decided to visit the Taling Chan Floating Market because it was right outside Bangkok but not a touristy type market yet. It had a charming appeal, genuine people, and just enough boats to be called a floating market. Being easily accessible without having to join a tour or wake up very early in the morning was also a big plus for us.
Our morning began with a quick cup of coffee and muffin that Annacia made for us then told us that's all we get so we didnt ruin our appetites. Nancy was the first one done so she started getting the tote bags together for us to carry our goodies home in and took the van keys so she would be ready to go when we finished up. Leggy Peggy called shotgun but by the time she turned around twissis was in the front seat. Nancy rolled her eyes and laughed because she knew we could be a handful!
The entrance to the market is not all that impressive with the green plastic roof sheltering mostly plants and gardening stuff but beyond that is the real market with all kinds or sweets, fruits and fun snacks that needed to be test tasted. Cookgirl and LifeIsGood stopped by to see what neat items they had for gardening and came back with a few things in their tote bag. We went a little further and crossed a small bridge to find all the moored wooden boats on the riverbank. The aroma in the air was wonderful and K-9 Ownded headed in that direction. MamiJ and Stacy G followed her then called back to the rest of us to join them. There were prawns, blue crabs, and large fish on small barbecues being sold so we got in line. I dont care for those type things so Annacia went back with me to get some lovely fruit salad and dessert for all the girls. We finished eating listening to a group of traditional Thai musicians playing for all the diners.
Before we left we went on a boat tour around the neighboring canals. There were temples we passed and also saw how people lived life by the water. A lady on the boat told us not to forget our foot massage on our way out. She said the masseuses work outside under the tree's and only charge 200 baht which is about $5.74 to us.
Found the massage area and we all sat down for our foot massage and one by one drifted off for an hours nap.