Cicada market is a weekend market that happens from Friday to Sunday only. Cicada stands for Community of Identity Culture Arts & Dynamic Activities. It is more than just a night market, offering local and international foods, contemporary art in various fields, handmade decorative items, local designer clothes, creative paintings, music performances and more! The Cicada market is an open air concept in lavish greenhouse settings offering a relax and enjoy environment which I truly like.
Food listed but not limited to:
- Grilled seafood
- Grilled pork satay
- Pad Thai
- Fried Mussels Thai Style
- Thai stir fry
- Thai salad
- Tom yum soup
- Chinese noodle
- Thai dessert
And International food range from:
- Korean B.B.Q
- American and Italian pasta dishes
- Japanese sushi
Go to the ticket booth located at the entrance, buy food tickets and get ready to sample both local Thai and International food in Hua Hin. Do note that the tickets are refundable and strictly use for purchase of foods. All other items are payable to the respective stall owner.
If you see many large purple umbrellas, welcome to the food section with an array of foods for your tummy!
Grilled mushrooms and sweetcorns.
Braised meats, eggs and tofu.
Thai stir fried foods.
Assorted curry choices.
Grilled fish traditionally cooked using charcoal on an automatic rotation machine.
Pad Thai; one of the famous foods in Cicada.
Chicken fried noodle with egg, tofu and beansprout in Thai sauce. Price: 85 baht (~S$3.30). It tasted pretty average, nothing special.
Raw large oysters.
Grilled seafood on charcoal.
An array of soups like Tom Yum Kung, Seafood and Sour Squid Soup with Thai herbs.
Crispy pan fried mussel and seafood.
Sashimi prawns and Thai salad.
International cuisines are attractive too!
Japanese sushi made freshly on the spot.
Korean B.B.Q, you’ll in love with the tender meat.
Grilled sausages and meats.
Grilled meat and vegetables on charcoal. Stony meats that were severely over-cooked, while grilled vegetables are fine. Price: 45 baht per stick (~S$1.80).
Toast and bread.
Traditional Thai desserts.
Do not miss the arts corner in Cicada. There are many talented Thai designers and artists found here!
Basically, the stall owner uses a bunsen burner to shape these lovely characters. They are translucent and delicated shaped.
A black and white concept of this designer bag stall. Something unique in this stall is that the designer will personally draw a bag cover on the spot for you. Not a random drawing but a figurine of yourself! It’s definitely unique as there is only one piece in the whole world.
Many vintage looking mini vehicles toys.
Adorable animal character ceramics handmade plates and utensils.
Vintage looking tingkats (tiffin carrier) in assorted colors and sizes.
Get your portrait painted cartoon.
Animal lovers shouldn’t miss this corner with many adorable animal paintings.
This is one of the unforgettable street performances. The little boy is so talented to stack up many glass bottles beautifully.
Don’t forget to get a cup of fresh orange juice at the backyard.
More exciting stalls in the gallery below:
In a nutshell, I find that the foods tasted pretty normal and over-priced. However the arts corner is great and not to be missed. P.S. I have spent more time browsing the arts corner than foods.
-We paid for our trip.
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