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Ubon Food Market: the vibrant delicacies
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Ubon Food Market: the vibrant delicacies

 

When the dusk is about to fall in Ubon Ratchathani Province, the food market of Thung Si Muang turns vibrant.

If you are a foodie, strolling through the food market of Thung Si Muang, or Talad To Rung, can be a truly fascinating experience. In fact, the market is a mecca of Thai and Ubon's local delicacies.

From 4pm onwards when the evening breeze begins to clear away the afternoon's heat, merchants begin set up their stalls. The market will be busy in earnest when the night falls and the locals and tourists prey for colorful meals. Take the dinner stroll and you will be amazed by the great selections of food.

Start from appetizer, "Look Chin Mitsampan" is among the most popular outlets in the market. Of course, you have to wait in a long line to get it. The stall, on Ratchabutr Road, offers meatballs which are deep fried until they turned crispy.

Various Vietnam influenced cuisines are available here. Baguette, locally called Pate, is available at the market corner. With recipes from Saigon of Vietnam, the French bread is stuffed with Moo Yor or preserved pork, fried egg, and fresh vegetable. But the baguette is more impressive with the shop's signature pork and crushed liver.

If you want a real meal for big dining experience, you can shop around for other Vietnamese dishes such as Namnueng, Kuay Jub Yuan or a kind of Pho, or Thai and Chinese cuisine ranging from Somtam, noodle, congee, chicken rice, to Pad Thai, and Satay.

Do not enjoy the food too long as the market closes at 11pm.

How to get there: Talad Thung Si Muang is situated in the downtown area, south of Thung Si Muang. Ubon Ratchathani is 376 miles northeast of Bangkok via highway 24. For more info, call TAT Ubon at 045-243-770.