8 Delicious Finds That You Must Try at Hua Mum Night Market
Bangkok is a city that never sleeps. There is really so much to do here! From cafe-hopping and dining at road side stalls, to shopping at wholesale markets and checking out cool bars, Bangkok promises a food-filling holiday.
A friend told us to visit Huamum Night Market, so we popped by when we visited Bangkok in December. This night market isn’t near the city. In fact, it’s about a 40-minute drive from the city center, but you’ll be glad to know that it isn’t saturated with tourists.
Here are 8 items to try at Huamum Night Market!
Rainbow Cheese Toast
E-PED Cheese Toast in Hua Mum Night Market sells cheesy toasts! Customise your cheese toast by choosing your preferred toast(charcoal or white), and desired cheese colours. We ordered the rainbow cheese toast just for the psychedelic hues! Lastly, pick a sauce. Options include Italian, garlic or chili. Just like that, you’re ready for a cheesy adventure!
Fried Fish Cake
This has got to be my favourite find. Retailing at 25B per piece, these fried fish cakes are fried on the spot, and you can decide how you’ll like them cut up. Don’t expect the fish cakes to be springy though! There’s more flour mixed into them, hence, they’re chewier and doughier.
You can have your fishcake cut into chunks, or thin slices. The two versions have different textures. I preferred the thinly sliced ones as they are crispier. If you prefer something chewier, opt for the chunky version. Don’t forget to drizzle, or drown, your fish cakes with the sweet and sour chili sauce.
Squid Eggs & Tentacles
These milky white lumps of squid eggs are pan fried till golden brown, before they are doused with a spicy green chili mixture. It might take a while to get used to the idea that you’re eating squid eggs, but trust me, they’re good! These golden nuggets are creamy, buttery and springy — a combination that I’ve never experienced before. If squid eggs are too exotic for you, you can get the deep fried squid tentacles, which are tasty too!
If you can’t get enough of this instaworthy dessert, you can get your fix here at Huamum Night Market. There is a stall that sells Dragon’s Breath Ice Cream, which is basically ice cream that is tossed in liquid nitrogen prior to serving. Just a bite of it will send smoke out of your mouth and nose. Remember to take a boomerang and show off your dragon’s fury when you exhale the smoke!
These sweet and fluffy pandan kuehs are made in hot moulds. We loved the strong pandan aroma that each morsel carried. Every bite was delightful. Do eat them immediately, when they’re warm and toasty!
Gingko Nut Dessert
If you are a fan of tang yuan, like me, you’re bound to love this Thai gingko nut dessert. The dessert is an ensemble of hardboiled egg, gingko nuts, tang yuan, and a sweet and creamy coconut soup. The yellow and white balls reminded us of the pearls in bubble tea, and the powdery egg yolk just melted in our mouths. This dish seems to be very popular with the locals.
Sunnyside Quail Eggs
I’m sure you know what these are! A skewer of sunny side up quail eggs got us really excited. Diners can drizzle their favourite sauces(barbecue, mustard, mayonnaise, chili sauce, or tabasco) over the eggs for extra flavour. Definitely a great snack on a cold night in Bangkok!
Coconut Milk Kueh
You might be surprised, but there’s a whole stall at the night market that is dedicated to selling just these coconut kuehs. They come in an assortment of flavours and colours, such as pandan (green) and yam (lilac), but they all have a white coconut milk top. The kueh is cooked in a small metal bowl, hence its dome appearance. The wobbly kuehs are not too sweet, and will satisfy those looking for a small treat. Note that the kuehs are sold in boxes of six.
Similar to other night markets studded throughout Thailand, Huamum Night Market has a good mix of food, fashion and quirky gadgets. Even though it’s not located near the city centre, it definitely warrants a visit!
Huamum Night Market
Address: 11 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Khet Lat Phrao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230, Thailand
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 6pm to 12mn, closed on Mondays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stalls featured here.