‘OTOP TO AEC’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
However, the market also offers some crafts like unique Thai silk from different provinces in Thailand.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!