Talad Rot Fai Ratchada (Train Night Market Ratchada)
Those who have been to both the Srinakarin branch and the Ratchada branch of Talad Rot Fai will immediately notice that both markets are part of the same project, hence, the vintage collections and general atmosphere of the Ratchada branch being similar to its larger counterpart. Where the Ratchada branch differs would be the food stalls—locals will often recognise this branch from the food portions that can be found here. In fact, the Ratchada branch is famous for the massive renditions of classic Thai dishes, some examples being ผัดกระเพราะถาด(pad kra pao thad / tray sized basil stir-fry) and ผัดไทยถาด(pad thai thad / tray sized pad thai). Apart from these giant meals, there are also a variety of different dishes found here that are a perfect representation of the best of Thai street food such as กุ้งถัง(kung thang / bucket shrimp), which is an absolute must-try for seafood lovers. The dish consists of grilled river prawns and shrimp, sauced with a thick special dressing served in a bucket, and poured over your table to be had using gloves.
To depart from the subject of food, the Ratchada Branch offers the same cozy yet lively atmosphere that can be found at many night markets. The vintage shopping section, while being smaller in size compared to most of the other markets, has all the rarities and attractive thrift stores to make the shopping experience worth a trip on its own. On top of all that, the Ratchada branch is one of the more accessible locations in comparison to the other bazaars, being a 2-minute walk from the MRT Thailand Cultural Center station.
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