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Chiang Mai Street Food Episode 2…
This post was shared with Foodie Tuesday on February 18, 2014, hosted by Marcia at Inside Journeys.
Here we are for the 159th episode of Travel Photo Thursday. Welcome! Chiang Mai’s cold snap seems to be history. However, the evening temps are cool, so no need for the A/C. My street food quest continues, and I have not been disappointed. Early morning and evening seem to be the best times to sample. Although, the afternoon vendors do appear as the students leave school. Have a look at some of what I have sampled this week.
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I have fallen absolutely in love with Moo Ping. When I arrive the pork sticks are sizzling away on a charcoal grill. However, their journey to deliciousness starts before they hit the heat. First, each piece of pork is marinated in a sweet soy based sauce. When they do hit the hot grill the smell is out of this world. My mouth starts to water as soon as I turn the corner. By the time I see the cart I want to start running. Each sweet, melt in your mouth piece sells for 5baht (. 15US/CDN) and sticky rice is also available. While waiting, just stand and breathe in the amazing aroma!
Moo Ping Ladies + 1 (I didn’t realize until after I title this shot that the person on the left is a man!) Don’t you love their hats?
Melt in your mouth goodness…
Another of my favorites is Naem Sour Sausage, sometimes called Jin Som (jin = meat/ som=sour). This is one of four sausages produced here in Chiang Mai. If I ever stop drooling over the jin som, I will try the others! Like the Moo Ping these are also cooked on a charcoal grill until the outside is a crispy brown. Experiencing the sour flavor of that first bite always takes my breath away! The sausage is served with slices of raw cabbage.
Moo Ping and Jin Som can be found all over Chiang Mai. Wherever street food is being sold, there will always be moo ping and jin som vendors cooking up this Thai deliciousness. One sausage will set you back 10Baht (.30US/CDN).
Have you tried Moo Ping or Jin Som?
This is the 159th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here.