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Fresh seafood market, Samut Sakhon – Round 2

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Turn right into the fresh fishmarket

Turn right into the fresh fishmarket

For the second weekend in a row, we’ve driven from Thonglor to Samut Sakhon fresh fish market.  We’re having another party and have to buy quite a bit.

In addition to getting fish almost directly from the fisherman, the prices are very low, maybe 1/2 of the price in Bangkok proper.  And it makes for an interesting field trip.  From my home to Samut Sakhon is about 60 km.  It takes 35 minutes from Thonglor to the fish market.  There are some fish stalls on the main street once you deadend at the river.  But the most variety is two smalls sois down the street, make a right turn and walk to the river.

Dried shrimp

Dried shrimp

Dried fish

Dried and fresh fish

Large fish for 160 baht

Large fish for 160 baht

In addition to the fish you normally order in restaurants, you also see large groupers, snappers and the like. I saw some fish that were somewhere about 15 kgs in weight.  But what we would do with a fish that size, I have no idea.  I also saw large white pomfret and Sri Lankan crabs, both of which can be very expensive in restaurants.More fish and prawns

More fish and prawns

More dried shrimp

More dried shrimp

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Written by leolaksi

November 16, 2008 at 6:37 am

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