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(VIDEO) The 5 o’clock Thai Food Market


Reminiscent of ancient Thai Buddhist belief, this Thai food marketplace experiences a cycle of rebirth every day. Let me take you on a brief video tour of my local marketplace and show you a few of my favorite dishes and snacks.

If you pass by the Thai food market early in the day, it’ll look like nothing more than an abandoned warehouse. But once the clock strikes 5 o’clock p.m., this seemingly desolate building springs to life, offering shoppers anything from fresh fruit to live eel. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it at a Thai food market, and you can bet that it’ll be fresh, cheap, and delicious!

I come to this marketplace most days of the week. For $5, I can stock up on heaps of fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat and fish. Whatever I crave, it’s available at the 5 o’clock Thai food market.

Thanks for watching this short video!

Author: Kevin Cook

I want to inspire you to pursue your own dream of traveling and/or living overseas!


  1. Fabulous once again! You sure you are not trying your hand at The Travel Network Channel…..Looks like a shoe-in to me! Thanks for the fun shopping trip!

  2. Beautifully filmed what are you using ? 10 times better than my iphobe stuff

  3. Dont get any tapeworms.

  4. Looks so amazing! I hope to be in Thailand next year and can not wait to buy ingredients at the market. Where in Thailand is this?

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