I went back to Warorot Market again after my 1st visit on previous day, trying to catch the morning busting crowd and to immerse into their morning wet market. And never did I know I found a famous fried fried shop by chance.
I was actually walking towards the wet market from another direction, and accidentally bumped into a couple taking photos of a “dragon” on stick. On a closer look, it was dough made into a “fried’ dragon and even complete with eye. So I joined in the fun and ask their permission to take a photo of the dragon too, then I asked them where it was from and they point to a shop which was only about 30m away from where we stand.
The frontage of the eatery is happening, all their preparation and frying is done there. 2 staffs frying and 2 staffs making the dough/fritter into all size and shape, and they sculpt dragon, elephant, dinosaur etc. And the rest of the staff taking order from customer.
I want to eat a dragon! So obviously I order a fried dough make into a dragon. And seeing almost every table has a serving of kaya to go with their fried dough/fritter, I just monkey see monkey “dough”. In fact this is the Thais way of eating fried dough/fritter with kaya. Beside the kaya, I also had a cup of hot soy bean to go with. And so I happily began to tuck in with my own sweet sweet time while my partner went ahead with her shopping.
The combination of green kaya with fried fritter/dough is unique, the mixture of salty and sweetness hit me instantly and I like it very much. The dragon was definitely very “hot” as it was fresh from the hot oil, it was tongue burning, crispy outside and fluffy soft inside. With a cup of hot soy bean and it perks up the rest of day.
Here is what they serve ปาท่องโก๋ Pa Tong Go (Fried Fritter), ไข่ลวก Kai Lu-wok (soft-boiled egg), สังขยา xang Ke-ya (Kaya) น้ำเต้าหู้ Nang Gao Hoo (Soy bean drink),
Name:Pathongko Ko Neng
Where: 90 Wichayanon Rd, Tambon Chang Moi, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Lights on: Daily 0600 – 1130 hrs