Friday, 27 December 2013

Coconut Ice Cream at Chatuchak Weekend Market (Thailand, Bangkok)

So many people online have raved about this particular coconut ice cream stall located at Chatuchak Weekend Market. So much, we decided to put this as a must try 'eatery' when we visit Chatuchak Market.
This coconut ice cream stall; Coconuticecreamjj is located at Section 4, Soi 49, just in front of the toilet. It would be hard to miss this stall as you would be able to see many people walking past you carrying half a coconut shell with coconut ice cream in it. In addition, there was a perceptual queue at the stall.
The coconut ice cream served in a coconut shell cost 35 baht (S$1.40). It was served with two toppings (corn, peanuts, glutinous rice, sticky rice, nata de coco, atap seed, etc), coconut flesh/pulp and a complimentary cup of coconut water.
Coconut Ice Cream 35 Baht (S$1.40)
Coconut Ice Cream 35 Baht (S$1.40)
The Coconut Ice Cream was disappointing with nothing to shout about. The coconut ice cream was not as flavourful as the version we had earlier. In addition, it seemed diluted. As for the coconut flesh, it was tough and hard. Totally unsatisfying. It is certainly not the best. My advice would be to give this a skip and try the one at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market instead. It was way better (but of course please go at your own risk, as I do not know the opening hours of the boat vendor).
Food for though: This was the toilet in front of the coconut ice cream stall. Look at how happy the Thai lady was even though she was managing the toilet. She was happily stacking the coins, oblivious of her surroundings. She seemed happy and satisfied with her job, despite the perception and low pay (ok..I am assuming). So how many of us are happy with our jobs (proper office with air condition and probably more pay). Ironic? 
Chatuchak Weekend Market Map

Coconut Ice Cream at Chatuchak Weekend Market (Thailand, Bangkok)
In front of Section 4, Soi 49 (just in front of the toilet)
Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road
Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand

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  1. Sometimes I wonder how outlets like this draw so many people despite nothing spectacular about the taste of what they are selling. Its the same over. I have tried restaurants which serves food below average but the crowd is massive.

    The lady is happy with what's she doing, probably that's about all her expectation from her job. Having a job is a big deal in Thailand so its difficult to compare. I certainly will not be happy doing the same job for the money and time I have invested for my education.

  2. Gosh! The coconut ice-cream certainly caught my attention. That being said, I just don't have the habit of eating at these stalls especially when I'm overseas.

    As the saying goes, "Less is happy". I guess one gets greedier once you've more......

  3. thai coconut ice cream is nothing to shout about. the tourists are crazy about it becos we have lots and lots of coconut thus giving the impression the coconut ice cream is good. those in the chatujak weekend market tasted bland, almost no taste of coconut milk ! their turnover is good becos of tourists n tourists n they didnt want to give it a miss becos it is cheap, so why not try /

  4. how true. Another perspective!


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