Travel Scenes from Thai Markets Published Jun 9, 2010 8:00 AM Travel SHARE Food stall vendors. James Oseland Grilled chiles, garlic, and shallots, which will be pounded into nam prik, a spicy snack dip. James Oseland A vendor ladles up a take-out portion of a curry at his stall. James Oseland A window of a shop selling Buddhist statuettes in Bombay’s Chinatown. James Oseland A young man outside a shop in Bangkok’s Chinatown. James Oseland A woman hauling chiles on the outskirts of Klong Toey Market in Bangkok. James Oseland Water spinach for sale at Klong Toey Market in Bangkok. James Oseland A produce vendor at Klong Toey Market in Bangkok. James Oseland A vendor at Klong Toey Market, Bangkok, selling a variety of fried insects, which are common street snacks. A butcher in Bangkok. James Oseland A cat on a scale in a vendor’s shop in Bangkok. James Oseland Thai-style braised spiced duck. James Oseland Braising bamboo shoots. James Oseland A serving of khanom jin: rice noodles with fish curry garnished with bean sprouts and lemon basil. James Oseland Food vendors serving khanom jin, a popular breakfast food. James Oseland Food vendors. James Oseland A wall of lemongrass (foreground) and pandan leaves (rear) at Tadaal Thai, Bangkok. James Oseland Two pork heads on display. James Oseland Travel MORE TO READ RELATED The Quest to Find the Ultimate Fish Taco A journey through Baja revealed boundless variations on the coastal classic—these three recipes were the best of the bunch. READ NOW RELATED Meet the Coffee-Shop Staple Serving Up Coconutty Vibes Around the World For many Southeast Asians, this jam-filled toast is a nostalgic taste of home. RELATED The Next Big Cheese May Not Come From Europe Brazil's been sweeping the awards circuit and putting its artisanal makers on the map—but can it find an audience?