VIDEO: Bangkok’s Upscale Or Tor Kor Market (ตลาด อ.ต.ก.)

By Mark Wiens 16 Comments

(If you can’t see the video, watch Or Tor Kor Market on YouTube here)

Unlike Klong Toey Market which is massive, dirty, and hectic, Or Tor Kor Market is organized, clean, and you don’t have to worry about getting hit by motorbikes or porters.

The market is known throughout Bangkok as the upscale grocer, a wet market where everything is of utmost quality. Fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood are premium.

One of the biggest bonuses of Or Tor Kor Market is that there’s a hawker food court packed with a marvelous selection of ready to eat Thai food. The stink beans are wonderful!

Did I mention the durian? It’s so creamy it tastes like sweet sweet butter!

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  • Cher

    3 years ago

    Durian was pretty cheap 6 years ago..right now one seed costs nearly more than 120 Baht already.
    Btw. I really loved your facial expression when biting a good food LOL

  • Lin

    5 years ago

    I just came back from Or Tor Kor! It was nice clean and dry,. I am walking with walking stick at the moment, so it does help. Followed your instruction on your blog, we took MRT from the city. Awesome!! Winnig day today! Cheers Mark!

  • Molly

    5 years ago

    Hey Mark,
    Amazed by your VBlogs and you are truly a food adventurous.
    Was wondering Bangkok asides famous from its authentic local cuisine. They are also done well in serving international fusion food and beverages. Had the best Ramen and crepes in the town. It will be quite fun to find out your version of best burger, pastries, deserts etc in Bangkok.
    Will you post similar contents online?

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and please keep exploring!

    regards,
    Mollu

  • Zaima

    6 years ago

    Hi mark!

    We are in Bangkok now! We were looking for seafood streetfood, but most of them (especially the soups) are made of pig broth what we dont eat and therefore couldnt eat a lot of streetfood :(. We did have some good experience at the Social market at Siam and the Platinum shopping center Food court.

    If you have any suggestions for streetfood seafood which is muslim proof (lol) please let us know! As we are here till next monday.

    Zaima from Amsterdam.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Hi Zaima, great to hear from you. There’s a lot of Halal food in Bangkok, but it tends to be quite spread out in pockets. Have you tried Yana Restaurant at MBK?

  • missmariannaf

    6 years ago

    Hi Mark!!! As a travel/food photographer, I just want to say the Zimmern comment up there ^^^ is completely lame 🙂 Anyway, I recently landed in Bangkok and want to thank you for this treasure chest of a website!!! It is a life savior- been reading up loads prior to my trip and continue to check it while I’m here…and discovering new things along the way! Did the Or Tor Kor market today, wonderful! As you know-it’s close to Chatuchak, so great to explore on the same day.

  • Benjamin Goh

    7 years ago

    Hi Matt, can i check with you , is the price of fruit E.g mango cheap over there?
    i was hoping to buy one boxes of mango back my country if it cheap : say 10baht/ea?

  • Peter

    8 years ago

    Sorry about the very lame Zimmern comment. Clearly not from a person at peace or a foodie that recognizes how great your writing is. All of your recomendations and perspective are great.

  • Renee

    9 years ago

    Wow, I really don’t see any similarity between the two (Andrew Zimmern and Mark Wiens) apart from both being great food travellers/vloggers. I just recently stumbled upon this site and love it. You make me yearn travelling and hungry at the same time. I can’t wait to try Durian and all the other foods you speak of on my first trip to Thailand in Feb 2013 😀

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you Renee! Great to hear you’ll be traveling to Thailand next year and that you can’t wait to try durian. It should be just at the beginning on durian season when you’re here. You will be able to get some really good durian at Or Tor Kor. Let me know if you have any other questions about Bangkok!

  • Kris

    9 years ago

    Also, u may want to quit stealing your post-eating responses, both in your reaction and speaking-style of Andrew Zimmern. It shows you are just a “wanna-be” and foodie-neophyte.

    Kris

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      I don’t think I’ve ever stole anything from Andrew Zimmern. That being said, he’s a great guy, and loves to eat too!

  • Robwarran

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark

    All I can say is…..you’re a brave man, travelling around in this part of the world.

    My son was in Thailand, and Bangkok a little while ago, and didn’t bring back too many positive stories.

    However, he may have gone to all the wrong places.

    But, like you say, to experience the different kinds of food from different parts of the world, makes life exciting, and markets seem to be a drawcard, expecially if a market has the local cuisine to sample.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hello Rob,

      Too bad your son didn’t have positive experiences in Thailand. For myself, markets and food make nearly all destinations great!