This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is about ‘OTOP TO AEC…Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global’. The market is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City and takes place from 3-25 November 2015, daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
‘OTOP TO AEC’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem
‘OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global’ at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market
At this event you find many OTOP products from all over Thailand, for instance local OTOP food products but also exported OTOP goods which will rotate each week. The market offers something for everyone’s taste.
First let us take a look at some amazing food products – there are for example Riceberry and Sungyod brown rice. Riceberry is high in anti-oxidants and fiber. Thus, it helps lower cholesterol and has many other health benefits. Sungyod brown rice is very rare and considered to be a premium rice from the South. It is rich in protein and vitamins. You can get these products for a very special price at the market.
OTOP products: Riceberry and Sungyod brown rice
Many cheap and cheerful groceries are available at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, such as Instant noodles MAMA, fruit juice, detergents and many more
In addition, the event offers numerous ready-to-eat delicacies such as Kalamare which is a delicious Thai dessert. Traditionally, it comes in black sticky form but nowadays it has various colors. Kalamare from auntie Tui is a famous one from Koh Samui.
Kalamare, Thai dessert from auntie Tui at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem
If you are looking for something savoury, you may want to try Naam Prig Goong Siab. This is a Southern style dip with dried shrimp. Serve this dip with fresh vegetables, fermented egg, and steamed rice.
OTOP Product: Naam Prig Goong Siab, Southern style dip
Another food speciality is Mo-Din Vermicelli with hot sauce from Baan Kradok, Nakonrachasima province
Fresh seafood from Paknam, Suratanee Province! There are fresh huge oysters, super-sized prawns and many more delicious foods at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem
Well, if you’re still hungry and looking for something pastry-like, try the herbal fluffy rice flour cake of Baan Morakot from Sakaew Province. The ingredients are all natural and it tastes fantastic.
OTOP Product: Herbal fluffy rice flour cake of Baan Morakot
Another option is the BIG-sized ROTI from Satool Province. This Roti is not only huge and crispy but also more delicious than common Roti. Only at this month’s ‘OTOP TO ACE’ festival.
However, the market also offers some crafts like unique Thai silk from different provinces in Thailand.
Unique Thai silk is an OTOP Product at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem
There are also amazing artificial flowers from Chaiyaphum province. These flowers are very beautiful, exquisite and affordable. Good for home, office, and restaurant decorations.
Maybe you are looking for some effective health care products. I recommend you try the herbal hot packs which are relieving body pain and muscle sprains. The hot pack is easy to use, just put it into the microwave for about two minutes and press it right onto your painful spot.
Herbal hot packs are OTOP Products
Try one of the products with bergamot. This herb has many benefits such as making the hair soft and beautiful. It has also blood purifiying properties
An innovative product is the Thai stone aromatherapy. This innovation is made from powder, herbs, and food coloring. It is used for creating a refreshing atmosphere so that you can relax enjoying this new format.
Thai stone aromatherapy- an innovation at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem
Last but not least, my favourite product of this month’s event is a lamp made from coconut shell. This OTOP product appreciates the value of coconuts. The lamp is unique and very beautiful. The market offers various products designed with coconut shell.
Lamp made from coconut shell
For more information, please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).
Map & travel info
In a nutshell, we can say that the market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics and premium products. Thus, don’t miss the event!