We had borrowed a jeep from Suti, one of the always accommodating hosts of Tommy's, for the day as we had heard the night markets in Thongsala were quite good. After a hair raising drive around the cliff side road of Phangan we arrived. There's not really much at Thongsala though this means that the likelyhood of great local eats is increased due to the lack of tourists. We had arrived a little to early so spent a little time stocking up on some more gaijin size clothing for our return to Japan. Got some great shirts @ Phanganer. Anyways we headed back to the gathering point for the night markets just in time to see all the carts being wheeled in and stalls set up.
Giving the market the once over we start of with a plate of school prawns marinated in a thin curry and tossed with rice flour before being deep fried into a super crunchy disk of prawny goodness.
It was one of those moments where we were seriously torn between trying more things and satisfying our hunger with more of the deliciousness in our hands right now. As the markets weren't quite set up yet we headed off so Kat could do a quick nail colour change pit stop from the newly aquired rainbow and Kim could have a wee nap. Stopping for a few cute little banana leaf wrapped coconut custards on the way.
On our return we started up with some great pork on a stick and nam so good we went back for more.
After a little more circling we finally shared a plate of beef mussaman and nice and spicy stir fried beef.
On the way out we couldn't help but stop for a rocket fuel filled cup of red sala.
All in all the Thongsala night market is definitely one of the foodie highlights on Phangan and worth tearing yourself away from the beaches at least once for.