Another weekend adventure in Bangkok to report.
It all started when I woke up on Saturday morning and decided to make som tum – a shredded green papaya salad that is salty, sweet, bitter and spicy all at the same time. But especially spicy.
I really like som tum but I had another reason for wanting to make it too. I recently purchased a large wooden mortar and pestle made specifically for preparing som tum and I hadn’t had a good opportunity to use it. But for my inaugural son tum run, I knew I had to have the best, freshest veggies.
That’s the thing about salads, they are fantastic if your produce is garden/farm fresh and boring if your veggies are old and bland from sitting on the supermarket shelf. This is true pretty much anywhere in the world. For my som tum, I knew I needed the best.
So what better place to go then the Or Tor Kor farmers market in Bangkok? I like to call it the Okurr market for short and because I think that makes me sound young and with it. But most people just abbreviate to OTK.
Either way, the market is a world famous vegetable, fruit and seafood market that also has lots of people selling food that’s ready to eat. I woke Uncle Richard up at 7am on a Saturday morning to tell him we were going. Needless to say, he was thrilled!
You can follow along on our adventure via the world premiere, first-ever Auntie Krista written, produced and starring Auntie Krista video posted below.
So many “firsts” this weekend! What should we plan to do when you come to visit?