Tak’s egg-cellent souvenir
Among the best of Tak’s OTOP items, you may be surprised, salted duck eggs from Ban Tak is quite a fascinating one.
Fine salted eggs from Ban Tak are honored as a premium product. It is typically boiled and served with boiled rice, its oily yolk and briny aroma compliments the dish perfectly. The raw, bright orange-red yolk can also be mixed or cooked with other foods as a flavoring. Stir-fried squid mixed with salted egg is an excellent example of this secret recipe.
The salted egg helps put Ban Tak, the manufacturing base, on the tourist map. As a unique gift, it is a famous souvenir that those who visit Kad Ta Tong, the traditional market of Ban Tak, would not miss buying.
Once was a business hub of Ban Tak District, Kad Ta Tong now turns into a retro destination where visitors like to stroll along a little lane sandwiched by wooden shophouses from the bygone days and tasting local delicacies along the way. Foodies will be spoiled for a wide selection of dishes available such as Pad Thai, grilled banana, chicken rice, egg noodle, local salad, etc.
The river terrace and bridge become landmarks where visitors can be soaked up with the river view. Ban Tak is the original home of Krathong Sai tradition; a unique local tradition of Loy Krathong. Candles are lit in coconut shells that are floated in the river. With hundreds of them glided on the water surface, the candlelit chain shines brightly on the dark river.
How to get there: Ban Tak District of Tak Province is 277 miles north of Bangkok via highway 2. TAT Tak Office can be reached at 055-514-341.