Local Experience: (6 Hrs)

Thonburi Food Experience
4.5

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taste more than 8 different savory Thai dishes
  • Visit a charming family who has been producing Bael fruit sweets
  • Stroll around through one of Bangkok’s most bountiful street food markets
  • Visit a local art village where you will taste more food in a teak wood house
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 people

Few foreigners venture west into Thonburi’s tangle of alleys that have been around since ‘Bang Kok’ was an unknown plum-growing village. Defined by teak wood houses rather than skyscrapers, the area allows you to slip behind Bangkok’s gleaming facade. Enjoy the great food in this area and its artisan vibe!


Description

DESCRIPTION

We will start our food journey in one of Bangkok’s most bountiful street food markets where you can soak up the colorful scenes. You can see authentic food ranging from sticky rice sweets to whole fish and fresh fruits. Maybe you will be offered to taste a piece by the local vendor! On the way you will taste for example spicy, sweet and sour salad made from pomelo fruit and Vietnamese-style peppered sausage noodle soup with a northeastern Thai twist.

Around noon we will visit a charming family who has been producing Bael fruit sweets and teas for generations. Try their delicious Thai style sweets. You will learn how the fruits are processed in the traditional way.

Continuing our journey via a network of alleys lined with old houses to an old neighborhood with an authentic (and jaw-dropping) Thai fresh market. Learn all about different Thai spices and how they are used and taste some fresh fruits.

After a tuk tuk ride further into Thonburi you can try more food in a beautiful teak wood house that has become the focal point of a local artist village. You can taste whole snakehead fish fried with northeastern Thai salad, fiery chili paste with steamed Thai vegetables, bamboo shoot dumplings and southern Thai curries.

Afterwards we will walk along the canal and stop at a stunning yet less-known temple that dates back from the 1600s. We will return to the Artist House for a traditional Thai puppetry performance by a well-established troupe. The puppet troupe occasionally cancels at the last minute. We have no control over this, but the neighborhood is still worth visiting even without the show.

This tour is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Children under 4 years old are free.

Start at 9.00 AM at Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station. This tour takes around 6 hours.

Price includes:

  • Food
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Walk

Local Host

Meet Chin and her foodie friends

Enjoy your trip with Meet Chin and her foodie friends

Hello, my name is Chin and I’m living in Bangkok for 10 years now. All my free time is devoted to exploring, studying and experimenting with Thai cuisine. I worked as an English teacher before starting this food tour, and before that, I learned all about Thai food and wild plants from my mother and grandmother in the northeast Thai countryside. I hope you will feel that a local friend shows you around. I’m not doing this on my own and have some other local foodies on board.

Location:

Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station, Bangkok

Address: Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station, Bangkok, Thailand


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Reviews

Traveller Name: Duane, US

Rating: 5

Date: 29-Jun-2016

What a fantastic day we had with Chin! The food places we stopped were so tasty and we were even able to participate in the making of the foods which we enjoyed a lot! Thanks a lot Chin!

Traveller Name: Suzanne van Duijn

Rating: 4

Date: 18-Feb-2016

Great tour, great guide, great food! But this experience is much more than just food: boat trip, tuktuk-trip, culture and history, inside information and a walking tour are included. Chin knows everything and you can just say so if you like to try something else!

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