Since we moved into our Chiang Mai apartment we have been spending a lot of time exploring the local markets, picking up fruit, vegetables and fresh noodles to cook in our kitchen. The produce here is wonderful – fresh and very cheap. This photo is of a typical vegetable stall at the Sompet Market within the old city. Limes, shallots, garlic and chillies in the foreground are essential for Thai cooking and we always keep them on hand. The white round vegetables just behind are Thai eggplant, they are crunchier than the purple eggplant and often used in red and green coconut milk curries.
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