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Thai Street Food

Thai Street Food

Many people in Thailand make a living from preparing and selling food on the street. The stall is often mobile for easy transport, it may be a table, a series of baskets and bowls, or a table or bench. In general the street-food stalls are no longer than 2 meters and no wider than 1 meter.

They house the ingredients, cooking equipment, and all serving ware required to prepare, cook and sell their food.

Not much space for a mini restaurant. Thai vendors are thrifty and creative and skilled at recycling. We saw old drums, and tins, wheel rims, pieces of metal and old furniture used to make functional and portable work areas.

Thai street food cooking

Thai Street Food 1

Thai street kitchen

Thai Street Food 3

Thai Street Food preparation

In Australia the closest equivalent to Thai street food is a mobile food vans.  Thai street food caters for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Many office people collect their lunch from a stall on the way to work and stop for dinner on the way home.  There are a huge variety of snacks such as fruit pieces that are sometimes seasoned with chilli, skewers, waffles stuffed with custard, jellies, pancakes, juices, beetles and bugs….

Thai snacks

Thai takeaway food

Thai street cooking

Thai street food snacks

I hope that you enjoy my pictures of Thai street food. I loved wandering around checking it out.

Looking at these stalls made me think about the number of appliances, servingware, utensils, pots and pans that I have collected and use in my kitchen.

They seem WAY over the top in comparison to what is used by Thai vendors to create, cook, and sell their food.  But…….how I love to collect and experiment with kitchenware.

I have to admit that I may have a problem with this. Mr Fresh regularly goes into a spin and rant about what he is going to get rid of. This usually occurs after he has swooped into the kitchen to clean up a monster mess that I have created.

How much stuff do you use in your kitchen?

Here are a couple of images from my kitchen cupboards:

The first cupboard is the one Mr Fresh is most anxious about, I love it and could easily squeeze more in there, although clearly there is no need to do so….The other obviously contains essential items only.

kitchen plates

kitchen cupboard 

Do you also collect kitchen items?

Coming up next is the recipe for Thai Fish Cakes that I learned in one of the cooking classes I completed. Make sure that you have “liked” and are following A Fresh Legacy on Facebook for all content updates.

Have a great weekend.



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  • Ros February 8, 2013, 10:07 am

    Looks so good! I’d love to go to Thailand. When I lived in Singapore I mainly ate at the hawker markets – it was the best!

    I actually mean to have a big kitchen clean out. I have a lot of stuff I never use – I think a trip to the op shop is in order!

    • Kyrstie February 10, 2013, 8:40 pm

      This article prompted me to do a little clean out too Ros, but I did replace the space I just made with some new iron skillets I picket up for a song at the local recycle shop. Not really a clean out then….

  • Miss Piggy February 8, 2013, 12:43 pm

    I’m with Mr Fresh…I hate having lots of STUFF! It makes me feel really anxious & claustrophobic – to the point where I’m often chucking out things I need. I’d have that cupboard whittled down to 4 plates in about 2 seconds flat! Love the street food in Thailand – I didn’t get to eat from them as much as I wanted too, but they do a GREAT coffee!

    • Kyrstie February 10, 2013, 8:38 pm

      Oh no Miss Piggy! Are you serious?? You don’t collect kitchenware??? I de-toxed from coffee for the weeks we were away, it was too hot to drink it so it was a great way to have a rest from it. I must admit I did have a few cravings for an iced coffee though

  • Lizzy (Good Things) February 12, 2013, 6:43 am

    Thank you for sharing your photographs from Thailand, Kyrstie. Would love to visit there someday!

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