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Buying Eggs in Thailand (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, May 6th, 2009

Carry Carefully! 

Eggs in Nong Kai Market

Eggs in Nong Kai Market

I took this picture in 2004 at a market in Nong Kai market in Northeastern Thailand (Isahn) when Kasma and I visited on our own. It’s something you’ll see in just about any Thai market: eggs for sale packaged in a  plastic bag with no padding whatsoever. It seems as if Thai people are much more careful when they carry their purchases home!


The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

This photo was actually the first Wednesday Photo.

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2 Responses to “Buying Eggs in Thailand (Wednesday Photo)”

  1. It’s probably also because eggs that are laid by pastured hens have a stronger shell than the commercial kind — I find that I have to whack the ones I get from friends (and even farmers markets) extra hard to get them to break open.

    • Michael Babcock says:

      This reminds me of another Thailand egg story, talking about the differences between their eggs and
      the commercial product here. Kasma’s nephew came to visit her in the U.S. when he was about 10 years old and the first morning she served him eggs. He stared at them for awhile and asked her: “What are those?” He didn’t recognize them because of the pale yolks — like pastured eggs here, the yolks on Thai eggs tend to be a rich, orange color.

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