Phuket Open Air Market at Kamala Village, Talad Nad
The other day I prepared dinner for my family using Massaman curry paste that I purchased during my last trip to Phuket in March 2010. I bought it at my home town’s open air market, which is almost like the Farmers Market here in Seattle. One difference is that the vendors are not necessarily farmers, and many items besides food are sold.
If you are in Phuket, I recommend visiting the Phuket Open Air Market or Talad Nad. My favorites in the Thalang district are the ones at Bangtoa and Kamala Village. The Bangtao Open Air Market is on Fridays from 4 to 6 pm and is located west of Tesco Lotus on Srisunthorn Road. The Kamala Open Air Market is on Wednesdays and Saturdays around the same time, and it is on the main road just at the foot of the hill.
Before leaving Phuket, I enjoyed buying spices and curry pastes for my Thai Kitchen in Seattle.