SONGKRAN FESTIVAL 2018!! Thai Street Food Tour and WATER FIGHT PARTY in Bangkok, Thailand!

SONGKRAN FESTIVAL 2018!! Thai Street Food Tour and WATER FIGHT PARTY in Bangkok, Thailand!


(dance music) – Wow, I really broke a sweat
putting on my songkran shirt. It is blazing hot today in Bangkok. Songkran in Thailand is
when friends and family come together to celebrate
when you have a chance to bless your elders and loved ones and when you have a chance to
have the biggest water fight in the world. Here’s the plan. It’s April 13th, this is
the first day of Songkran and I’m gonna take you on
a Thai street food tour, water fight, of Songkran. We’re gonna sample whatever’s available. We’re gonna get wet and I’m
gonna share it all with you in this video. We’re on our way now. Quick little bonus here. I didn’t know my mother
in law was cooking, but she made some food. It’s time to have some
breakfast before we leave. Got some fried fish. Got some rice. The sauce is where it’s at. Some shallots and garlic under there. And then there’s also gaeng liang goong which is a vegetable stew. Oh she put some of the, I think that was leftovers
from the other day. She put some kai mod dang, which are red ant eggs in there. The larvae of the ants and they are incredibly delicious. Add a little bit of that chili
garlic sauce to this bite. Break into that fried fish. Oh yes. Oh yeah, that’s delicious. The fried crispy fish, the rice, there’s a lot of lime in that sauce. Those chilis Yeah, they have some heat to them. And that raw garlic. There’s pumpkin in here, there’s all sorts of type of gourds. And then agan, yeah, those kai mod dang, those ant eggs. Oh, there’s a good little
ant nugget right there. Mhm, mhm, mhm. The healthfulness of all of
those herbs and vegetables. The little red ant eggs, they kind of burst like really
creamy little pop sensation. We’re fully prepared now. Micah. (laughing) Micah just chucked the
shoe into the garden. Rah! Check out Micah’s amazing songkran outfit. He got the shorts included. Micah’s gonna stay home today with grandma because things are gonna be
a little rough out there. Joe, you ready man? – It’s gonna be a cool day though. – He goes. – Bye bye. – Bye bye. Love you. Got the full songkran gear. The shirts. Water guns. Check. Got the bag, the waterproof
bag with the phone and cash. And as soon as you step out
of your gate during songkran, you will get doused, you will get wet, you will get soaked. ♪ – About to leave. ♪ ♪ Already packing. ♪ ♪ Come with me. ♪ ♪ I’m not really asking. ♪ – Just about everybody that rides the BKS during songkran, during this day, is on their way somewhere to water fight. (speaking Thai) Randomly on the BTS. Met up with Dwight. (speaking Thai) Courageous kitchen. – I’m going to eat. I’m not gonna play. – We don’t want anybody
interrupting lunch. You gotta make sure the phone is in here. In a dry bag. – Be prepared at all
times during songkran. (dance music) – We’re jumping out of the
BTS at saladaeng station. This is where the Thai street
food water fight begins. And welcome to Silom. It’s just like a gigantic
water park amusement here. Oh wow, there are a ton of people here. Hi, nice to meet you. Whoa, oh that’s ice water. People actually put ice
into the water to spray you, so it’s like a jolt. It’s like a shock of water. Whoa, that’s cold. Within five minutes, I’m already soaked. This is saladaeng, this is
silom, this is the downtown, this is the financial district of Bangkok. But now this is just, whoa, that’s some ice water. Now it’s just a complete water park zone. Whoa! Wow, okay, it is about time to eat. This is gonna be a Thai street food, this is gonna be a Thai
street food water fight. Now that we are properly soaked, it’s time to start eating. I think this is the prime
opportunity to introduce you to I’m pretty sure it’s the
number one songkran food. (speaking Thai) – Airbag. He’s very friendly. – He’s in the mood. He’s so hilarious. But that is part of the songkran spirit. People are willing to share, people are so friendly. That’s part of the Thai culture that you will love. It looks like an inner tube. It’s a flotation device. It’s actually floating in the oil. I have never seen a single (speaking Thai) Just one egg. – Just one, just one, just one. – It’s just one egg. You can probably pop it like bubble wrap. (speaking Thai) During songkran, if you
are with your family, you might have a special dinner, you might have a seafood meal, you might have a spread of dishes. But there’s not really
a certain exact dish that you have to eat during Thai new year. It’s just about enjoying food, whether that be with your family, or whether that be a street food snack when you’re walking around water fighting. And this, by all means, khao kai jeow, which is rice with a fried egg omelet. It’s easily the contender for the number one food of songkran. Just look at the interior of that egg and the crunchy goldeness of it. Yeah. That’s like a jolt of saltiness that will delight your tongue when you’re walking around soaking wet and in the hot sun. He graciously hooked us
up with some mood tod, which is fried pork. I’m gonna get some of that kai jeow, some of that egg. With a piece of the fried pork. For the deluxe bite. – He was making the omelets right here, but he also had some pot pad kra pao moo. Great lunch snack for songkran. Hm. Comfort food of Thailand, right here. – Oh, oh, there’s bamboo shoots. Yeah, they’re pretty good. – And then I eat it. – Ying, how’s that khao kai jeow? – Really good. – Would you say that the
number one food for songkran is khao kai jeow? – Yeah. – Yes. – You have to eat khao kai jeow. – And make sure you
hydrate yourself very well during songkran. It really is the hottest time of the year. All right, let’s move. (speaking Thai) Here’s a big giant cooler
full of that straight up chunks of icebergs in that water. They’re gonna fill it up for us. Nice to meet you, thank you very much. He’s rolled in his suit, that’s awesome. Probably the most famous
thing about songkran is a water fight, which this is known to be the
world’s biggest water fight. Like actually songkran
is really about family and it’s about the blessing of loved ones and especially elders. And so most Thais, what they
will do during songkran, is they’ll visit their elders, their grandparents, and they’ll pour water over their hands. But that has turned into
an all out water fight. Nice to meet you! (speaking Thai) A little more water fighting and I have found what is
my favorite snack to eat. One of the ultimate Thai street
food snacks, sai krok isaan. This is a sausage. It’s hanging out here,
it dries in the sun. Slightly ferments, and then
they grill it up over here. Yeah, this is next perfect salty
songkran street food snack. He said there’s a
mixture of pork with rice as well as mung bean
noodles inside of here. That always hit the spot. You immediately have to
chase it with a chili, a piece of ginger, and some cabbage. I like to go all at once. And that is the sai krok isaan
entire mouth full experience. It’s very fatty. So fatty that it’s creamy. And then you got the, it has
a little bit of sour component because it slightly ferments, then it’s smoky because the grills. And then the part that makes it is the extra chili and that ginger for me. From here we’ve decided
to jump on a tuk tuk and go to khao san road, which is another ultimate
place of water fighting in Bangkok for songkran. And and Joel picked up
some jackfruit by the way. At the last stop. Thanks man. – [Joel] Yep. – This is a reclining tuk tuk. Woohoo. Jackfruit is fantastic. To me it has like an
overripe banana taste. (dance music) Whoa. Oh, Ying is about to take her revenge. (speaking Thai) She dishes the curry up over khanom chin which are the rice noodles. You can smell the krachai in the air, which is fingerroot. It’s kind of similar to, it’s gingery. And then she has just the tables lined up with the condiments. I got the nam ya kati so the noodles are here and
they served it soup style. This is one is with the coconut milk. So it’s got a bit of a thicker. There might be fish. Is there fish the broth? There’s fish, ground up fish meat. And then the fish balls. I gotta just try it
first before seasoning. Well the powder is coming off. There’s like a smell. You can really taste
the fingerroot in there. Oh that’s good. And then it has a little
bit of a fishiness. And it’s creamy from the coconut milk. That is good. How’s yours? – [Joel] I love the soup. – Okay there’s no spoon in the chili, so I think you’re
supposed to just dump it. My herb of choice is the bai maeng-lak, which is the lemon basil. I’m gonna add a bunch of this. This is really what makes it great. And stir this up with that chili. With the lemon basil. Okay, that’s, there’s a lot
of vegetables to eat, too, but I’ll start with this for now. ♪ – About to leave. ♪ ♪ Already packing. ♪ ♪ Come with me. ♪ ♪ I’m not really asking. ♪ – Oh that lemon basil. Meatball. This is phack krachet,
which is water mimosa. Kind of like you’re eating
like a stem from a tree. And it’s delicious. That was a great bowl of khanom chin. Oh man. And with that chili,
with that lemon basil. That was delicious. That just sort of slides down with flavor. We’re heading back into the wet zone. ♪ – A classic cliche. ♪ ♪ We’re on the run. ♪ ♪ This is what we’re waiting for. ♪ – The khao san road is
just absolutely packed. It’s just kind of like single file. We haven’t gotten, oh right in the ear. We haven’t even gotten on
to the actual road itself. But we’re almost there. Trying to everyone just
kind of like marching along. Like a marching army. Whoa. (dance music) Saw the donor kebab, and it’s just illuminating our faces. It’s something we have to eat. (speaking Thai) – I was not gonna order it with cheese, but then I saw she blow torched it. We gotta have the cheese. I mean we’re just going
all out on snacks today. Thank you very much. Wow. Oh that it just oozing. It’s like an oozy mess. This is exactly what you’re
gonna wanna eat in songkran. Whoa. That tastes extraordinary
during a water fight. It’s all just gonna drip down your chin. (fiddle music) – We’re heading out of khao san road. It is incredibly hectic. It is a lot of fun. It’s a place you can come for songkran if you want the full action. Like a crazy amount of
action, nonstop action. On our way out we have stopped for, he’s a friendly man. He’s making a variety
of Thai teas and drinks. So it’s always good to end on a cha yen, which is a Thai iced tea. Oh yeah, that hits the spot. When it’s hot like this. It’s creamy, it’s a little bit sweet. You can taste the undertone of tea. To me it kind of tastes
like melted ice cream. He sprinkles in quite a
lot of condensed milk, so it has that like
extreme creaminess to it. ♪ – Come with me. ♪ ♪ I’m not really asking. ♪ ♪ We’ll get away ♪ ♪ To a place where we don’t know. ♪ – We’ve come to the end of
this Thai street food songkran water fight ultimate episode. It’s been a lot of fun. Songkran it’s really about spending time with friends and family. And if you have a chance
to visit during songkran, it can be a fantastic time to celebrate and to enjoy the ultimate
water fight for food. It’s a lot of quick food. Especially in these areas, the busy areas where they water fight. You’ll find a lot of quick easy food. But it’s definitely tasty
and it’s been a great time. So I just wanna end this video by saying an extremely happy Thai new year, happy songkran, (speaking Thai). Thanks again for watching. If you’re not already subscribed, be sure to click subscribe now, and also click that little bell icon so that you get notified of the next video that I have published. Thanks again for watching. Goodbye from Bangkok. (speaking Thai). See you on the next video.

100 thoughts on “SONGKRAN FESTIVAL 2018!! Thai Street Food Tour and WATER FIGHT PARTY in Bangkok, Thailand!

  1. Hey Mr Mark I'm Abdulla from Aden Yemen I want invite you to try yemeni food please call me or what's up on ((00967736588911))

  2. Hehe Mark said it’s the hottest time of the year and is Ying’s sister wearing a long sleeve shawl over her flowered shirt? Ah I’d die of heat. Much love from Canada.

  3. I am currently in Bangkok now this was my first trip here ever and I have fallen in love with Thailand. I am coming back in 2019 for this

  4. That looks like so much FUN!! planning a trip after my new lover transplant, ordered both you books on markets, can't wait Mark. May have to go myself, and have started to speak and learn the language. May move there, have worked on kitchen equipment and refrigeration for 10 years. I also do A/C. 6 years. Hope when I'm there I'll see you. Keep up the awesome videos, and hope the best for your beautiful family.
    Sincerely, Tim from central valley California.

  5. This is like the feast of St. John the Baptist in San Juan, Metro Manila ( Philippines) being held annually every June 24.

  6. If I had to go for holiday, Thai will be my deffinate destination! Damn Egypt. It's a horrible country indeed. If you're smart enough to elude the thefts in Egypt you can't elude the poisonous food.
    Love Thai, it's definitely my next destination.✈✈✈

  7. are there designated areas for water fights during songkran or is literally anywhere fair play? also, are there any people exempt from getting sprayed (i.e. handicap) or is it left to my description?

  8. No offense, but can't you do some videos without all the chit chat? I watched a few videos with out any dialogue, and it's nice to hear more of the sounds of what's going on in the background. Those videos got 3 million plus views. Maybe you can try that sometime.

  9. Loved the video! I will subscribe. Just wondering what the clean up is like after songkran. Do people throw the waterguns away?

  10. You are probably the most enthusiastic Thailand fan I have ever seen. And you back it up like a real Thai – you eat "all the time" 555. I enjoy your videos. I will be in Thailand for songkran this year, now I consider spending it in Bangkok 🙂

  11. Hi, Mark! I'd just like to know, what happens on the second and third days (14th and 15th) of Songkran? Does the water fight last for 3 days? Thanks!

  12. He is right when he said Thai people are friendly. I have been living in Bangkok for past few months. People are so amazing. They are responsive and will always smile at you. It's so beautiful.

  13. Mark I know my question is out of the topic but, I heard thai woman are materialistic and only goes out with farangs because of money?

  14. เมื่อไหร่การเอาโฟมใส่อาหารจะหมดไปจากประเทศไทยสักที

  15. ผมชอบคุณที่ทำรีวิวเกี่ยวกับประเทศไทย แต่ผมแอบน้อยใจที่คุณไปรีวิวประเทศอื่นๆ ด้วยความรักจากผมและประเทศไทย

  16. Love traveling the world and food with Mark, Ying and Micah! Also love when Joel is on! Living vicariously through you 🥂🥰

  17. I love your videos. 10 of us will be at the 2020 Songkran Festival. Catching up on all your Thailand videos Mark. We're hitting Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket.

  18. That is one of the coolest videos you ever made. And you did not leave your son out cute outfit and safe with Grandma. Y'all look awesome 🌺🌸🏵️🌻🌼🍀. Friends included . Food fantastic too. 🌊💧💧☔🍴🍽️⛲🎉. Love from GALVESTON Texas 🌵

  19. My mom is from Thailand and my dad from Belgium. We live in Belgium but my dad and I want to live in Thailand but my mom doesn't. I miss Thailand sow much😢❤❤💔

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