VIDEO: Chiang Mai Saturday Night Market

Our most recent travel video from Thailand finds us wandering down the ever hectic and bustling Chiang Mai Saturday Night Market Walking Street on Wua Lai Road in search of delicious Thai street food to eat. As with most of our outings, a plan with originally wholesome intentions goes awry awfully fast. Our initial intentions were to just enjoy wandering around the Saturday Night Market people watching and taking photos.

Well, let me tell you, the aromas coming from various Thai street food vendors was enough to steer us off of our path. We first started by sampling deep fried potato chips on a skewer (known in Korea as Tornado chips and in Thailand as twisters). With extra seasonings and attention to detail by our Thai vendor, we had something that tasted like smokey barbecue kettle chips. Naturally we took turns devouring the delicious treat; although, I think I may have had the last bite ;)

After our salty cravings were satisfied Audrey spotted a shaved ice cream parlor. She selected the blueberry topping and immediately proclaimed it tasted like cheesecake; I don’t think I was able to wiggle in more than a bit or two on that one ;)

A few minutes later I noticed a Thai lady pan frying dumplings that looked very similar to the ones we enjoyed together in Korean Chinese restaurants (Gun Mandu) as teachers in South Korea. Although they weren’t as tasty as the Korean equivalent, they were still decent enough for us to devour the entire tray.

If that wasn’t enough I sniffed out a stall selling dim sum and deep fried Thai spring rolls. I don’t recall sharing much of these with Audrey ;) While I was devouring two of my favorite snacks, Audrey grabbed a large German sausage which she generous shared a bite with me.

At this point surely we were done and it was time to go home. Well, another diet fail yet again. How could we resist not having a Thai banana roti pancake saturated in chocolate sauce and sweet condensed milk. It was just one treat after another; actually, more like one cheat after another; however, it was well worth it. Tomorrow, I’ll wake up early and go for a swim and gym session to get back on my quest to tame my blogger belly.

Although we deviated from our original plan, we still had the opportunity to people watch, listen to live musical performances, soak in the atmosphere and shoot time-lapse sequences. We’re blessed that this market is every Saturday and that we have quite a few more weeks left in Chiang Mai; we’ll surely be back again soon.

Chiang Mai Saturday Night Market

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Zara @ Backpack ME June 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

I love your videos!
You guys are fun, plus you ALWAYS manage to make me hungry!
Keep it up! :)

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Thanks Zara! We’re definitely a hungry duo ;) We have plans to keep making more food videos in the near future.

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Laura @Travelocafe June 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

Great video! This looks reapply professionally done.

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Thanks Laura! I know we don’t spend as much time on editing as others but I hope we’re getting a little better these days ;)

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Dan July 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

Great Video!

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Thanks Dan!

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Shanna Schultz July 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Wandering around the night market in Chiang Mai was one of my most memorable experiences in Thailand. Despite the fact that I was by myself (husband was back at the hotel not feeling well) I felt perfectly safe. I love the fact that you can try so many different kinds of food without even coming close to making a dent in your budget!

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

That’s great to hear about your experience Shanna. I totally agree with you about the food; sometimes, it’s scary because I keep eating when I know I should stop. I almost wish my money would run out faster…LOL

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Andrew July 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Looks pretty good. What did such an evening cost? I have heard that Thailand is pretty cheap, but that is a lot of food.

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Calogero Mira July 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Cheap Thai street food? Excellent. Good luck to the Chiang Mai Saturday Night Market on Wua Lai Road.

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Angela July 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

I liked this market, I ate so much! :) I enjoyed Chiang Mai in general, way more than Phuket!

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Thanks Angela!

We certainly feel the same way :) Our recent vacation in Phuket had us longing for our home in Chiang Mai.

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Kevin July 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

Just read your post about losing the blogger belly. Looks like you’ve already fallen off the wagon, huh Sam?

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Hahaha, I sure did on this particular occasion. I didn’t just fall off the wagon, I took it down with me ;)

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