The main wholesale market for fresh produce is Muang Mai. Just a short riverboat ride from the Aroy Aroy Thai Cooking School on the river Ping.
Produce is sold from large concrete buildings, roadside stalls and from the back of pick up trucks that have arrived directly from the surrounding countryside. It is a truly amazing feast for the eyes and nose as well as the constant hubub of the bustling market.
The vendors usually specialize in just one product so you will pass a mountain of pineapples one minute and watermelons the next. You will come across great seas of green and red chillies and piles of garlic and onions.The variety and freshness is truly astonishing.
You will discover sections selling fresh meats and seafood and a couple of stalls that sell nothing but a variety of curry pastes.
There is no better way to be introduced to the raw ingredients that are required for our Thai cuisine and this visit is an intrinsic part of our cooking classes.