Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/content/36/4406336/html/foodtourfinder/wp-content/themes/canvas/functions/admin-hooks.php on line 160


Tag Archives | Thai

A Chef’s Tour: Bangkok Backstreet Food Tasting Tour

Reviewed by FoodTourFinder!
See our review in the Comments section

 

Don’t leave the fate of your taste buds to chance… go straight for Bangkok’s culinary jugular. Join Chef Nutth on his epic nightly food feast around the city’s maze of alleys to taste hidden street eats you’d never find alone. Trust us, the pad Thai on Khao San Road is nothing to write home about. Gorge on lemongrass infused mussels, rich peanut satay with grilled coconut chicken and ajat relish, the finest Thai curry in the city and over a dozen more lip-smackingly good things at some of the best places to eat in Bangkok.

Kicking off as the afternoon cools, eat your way through the labyrinth of backstreets on the best Bangkok Chinatown food tour, ending on a sugary high along the main strip of Yaowarat Road in all its neon glory.

*Sorry veggies, this one isn’t for you, try our Old Market Hidden Street Eats tour.
*Street food vendors take time off too, so we can’t promise every tour will be the same, but fear not, the night will always be packed with good stuff. 

What’s Included:

4-hour guided walk through the backstreets of Yaowarat

Tastings of the best street food in Bangkok

Great photo opportunities

Refreshing Thai drinks and water

Fully licensed guide (who’s also a chef)

Limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day

Learn about the history and culture of Thai cuisine

The Guide:

Nutth is a foodie, restaurateur, chef, and licensed guide with a passion for Thai cuisine and knows where to eat in Bangkok. He’s been in the game for over 20 years and what he doesn’t know about Thai food isn’t worth knowing. Join him on his epic nightly Bangkok Chinatown food tour.

More Info & Reservations

Also from A Chef’s Tour: Bangkok Old Market Hidden Street Eats, Chiang Mai Northern Food Tour by Truck and Mumbai Secret Street Eats Tour

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Bangkok Food Tours: Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour – Bangkok, Thailand

Rivers and canals play an important part of traditional Thai life. On this full day excursion, we bring you back in time to experience off-beat floating markets and historical communities and to taste unique local delicacies made with freshest local ingredients.

With only an hour drive from Bangkok, we will be in Samut Songkram, the last Venice of Thailand. Take a morning stop at Tha Kha floating market, where local farmers meet to exchange their produces. A row boat slowly brings you to explore ordinary Thai life by the canals. Visit the original coconut sugar makers to learn fascinating sugar-making technique. Taste farm-fresh local specialties such as roasted banana with sweet dip, fresh palm-sugar juice, and local seasonal fruit.

We then head for lunch at the charming Bang Noi market. As this area of Thailand produces arguably the most delicious mackerel, we will try a pair of mackerel fried rice with local fruit juice. Relax with a short session of Thai traditional massage before we continue our journey.

In the afternoon, visit locally famous Amphawa floating market. The market is one of the best spots to sample Thai snacks and sweets. Plenty of tasting items are waiting for you to try, including Thai fruit flavor ice cream, crispy noodles with tamarind sauce, spicy fish cake, and many more.

En route the tour we will stop at the only market in the world that is set up on train track. See a thing that will make you say “wow”. We also bring you to the marvelous “unseen in Thailand” Bang Gung temple.

Highlight

  • Immerse yourself in Thai way of life and culinary culture
  • Try 14+ delicious food samples, dessert and drinks
  • Explore three charming local floating markets
  • Enjoy a ride on a row boat to a coconut village and learn how to make a coconut sugar
  • Relax with a local Thai massage
  • Experience one of a kind train market, the market that is set up on the railway
  • Visit the marvelous “Unseen in Thailand” Bangkung temple

Tour available: Saturday and Sunday

Tour Duration: 7 am – 5.30 pm

Weather Condition: Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size: Minimum 2 people, Maximum 8 people (Small Group)

Price: 3600 Baht (~ $ 120)

More info and reservations

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Gourmet Walks: Japantown / Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of San Francisco’s Japantown and Fillmore St
  • Alternate Saturdays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm through the fall
  • Flat route, approximately 1 mile long, with limited seating
  • 8 stops, with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins and ends at Japantown Center (10 minutes or less from downtown SF)
  • $65 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person

tour description

There is no better place to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in America than in San Francisco. Beginning in the Gold Rush years, Asian immigrants have settled here and opened restaurants and markets from Chinatown to Japantown to Little Saigon. This tour will lead guests from San Francisco’s historic Nihonmachi, the country’s largest and oldest Japantown, to the Fillmore, with its bebop jazz heritage and upscale boutiques.

In between street food bites, you’ll learn about the history of the Japanese in San Francisco and the growth of ethnic cuisine. While visiting a classic Korean market, you’ll be taken back to the Fillmore of the 1950s and 60s when city dwellers flocked here for ice skating, movies, amusement park rides and, of course, jazz. The tour will visit Pacific Heights on Fillmore where, according to Gourmet Magazine, “fashion and funk meet, and everyone comes to eat.”

tastings

  • Thai specialties Miang kham and potato curry puffs
  • Gourmet onigiri, a popular Japanese snack food and green tea
  • Banh mi sandwiches, San Francisco’s latest “It” lunch item
  • India’s most popular street beverage, masala chai
  • Hot taiyaki, Japanese waffles filled with chocolate
  • Kimchi from an authentic Korean market
  • Cherry Blossom or red bean mochi
  • Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies from a Fillmore institution

We will also visit a gourmet spice shop, for an overview of spices used in Asian cooking.

Tastings subject to change without notice. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Access Trips: Thai Culinary Tour – Thailand

Come with us to Thailand to experience an exotic gem, a country where the architecture and artistry are matched only by the friendliness of the people; where every flavor is more pleasing than the last; and where Buddhism binds the culture seamlessly. On our Thai culinary tour, we’ll head from bustling Bangkok to our relaxing riverside resort in Thaton, and finally, end up at the charming northern city of Chiang Mai. You’ll learn to cook incredible Thai food, explore the fascinating Thai culture, and enjoy the outdoors, including a trek through the jungle on an elephant! And at the end of each day you will relax in sumptuous boutique hotels.

Thai food is an exceptional combination of exotic sweet, tangy and peppery spices, fresh ingredients, and stunning presentation, and most who try it are hooked for life. Traditional Thai cooking is taught at home. Every mother is a “teacher” and family recipes are passed down from one generation to the next. Meals are always shared family affairs and are an important part of Thai cultural heritage. Therefore, our Bangkok and Chiang Mai cooking schools are set in home-style learning environments, with open-air, Thai-style kitchens, surrounded by aromatic herb gardens, orchards and rice paddies. Our instructors will pass down their family recipes, as they teach us about ingredient selection, combining spices into curry pastes, and preparation of full meals of Thai cuisine. And of course, at the end of our lesson, we will enjoy the incredible feast we have prepared.

DAY 1: Arrive & Relax
Pick up from Bangkok Airport and transfer to our hotel. Stay in 5-star riverfront hotel.

DAY 2: Sightseeing in Bangkok
Visit Wat Po for monks morning chant. Tuk-tuk ride to Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew. Welcome lunch followed by flower market tour. Evening visit to Chinatown & private dinner cooked by renowned Chinese-Thai chef. Stay in 5-star riverfront hotel.

DAY 3: Cooking Class
Long-tail boat ride to our cooking school. Tour the gardens, then move to open-air kitchen for a full morning of cooking. Afternoon visit to Jim Thompson’s House. Stay in luxurious 5-star riverfront hotel.

DAY 4: Transfer to Ban Tha Ton
Morning free. Afternoon flight to Chiang Rai, then drive to Ban Tha Ton. Stay in relaxing boutique riverside resort.

DAY 5: Golden Triangle
Drive two hours to Mae Sai, a border outpost with Myanmar. After lunch, drive 45 minutes to the Golden Triangle. Visit the Hall of Opium museum. Return to boutique riverside resort and relax before dinner.

DAY 6: Elephant Camp & Cooking Class
Morning drive to elephant camp and ride elephants through the jungle. Lunch at the camp. Drive to Chiang Mai and check into hotel. Late afternoon cooking class. Stay in stunning 4-star boutique hotel.

DAY 7: Chiang Mai Sightseeing
Rickshaw ride to visit dry goods market. Drive to Doi Suthep mountain and climb 309 steps to Wat Phrathat. Return to Chiang Mai for lunch at a local specialty restaurant. Afternoon free to relax, or optional visit to local handcraft factories. Stay in stunning 4-star boutique hotel.

DAY 8: Cooking Class
Half-day cooking class. Afternoon free for a Thai massage or last minute shopping. Stay in stunning 4-star boutique hotel.

DAY 9: Thai Culinary Tour Ends
Sadly, our tour is over today. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or stay a few extra days in Thailand.

Duration: 9 days

Dates: Year-round

Prices: From US $3490

Skill level: Beg – Int

More info & reservations

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts: Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving Class

Whether you entertain your guests by cooking Thai food or Western cuisine, nothing enhances a carefully prepared dish, like a graceful fruit or vegetable carving, or some simple but elegant garnishes.

Please be sure to watch the short video introduction to SITCA HERE.

For a demonstration of the techniques taught in our carving courses and the results you can achieve, we have a two part video you can watch. You”ll find the links HERE.

Thai culinary carving expertise is arguably unsurpassed for skill and finesse. Our food carving instructors teach the basics of this beloved Thai art in (3) three-hour sessions held on consecutive days, for a total of nine hours of hands-on instruction.

You will learn food carving technique and two ornate flower patterns on Days 1 and 2. We use easy-to-carve large fleshy fruits such as watermelon and cantaloupe, and also show you how to carve these patterns on the small surfaces found on vegetables such as carrots and potatoes. On Day 3 you learn garnishes including cucumbers, tomatoes, chilies, and spring onions.

Your carving tool, our 38 page step-by-step instructional booklet with over 135 color photos, and a souvenir SITCA apron are included in the 4,950 baht we charge for this fascinating nine hour course.

One-day course

For those with limited time we offer a one-day course in the Thai style art of carving decorative vegetables for use as plate garnishes. The cost is 2,000 baht and a custom carving knife is included.

More info and reservations

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts: Thai Cooking Classes

While a visit to Ko Samui may seem like paradise, SITCA’s curriculum is down-to-earth, comprehensive and above all enjoyable. Our chefs are Thai experts with years of experience cooking Thai, and a love of their art. Whether avid home cook or aspiring professional, you will learn all the skills you need to cook one of Asia’s most varied and fascinating cuisines.

Please be sure to watch the short video introduction to SITCA at the bottom of our home page HERE.

If your interest is simply in learning more about what goes into Thai food dishes in order to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment when dining out, don’t hesitate to join us. Whatever your aspirations, whatever your level, because our classes are kept small, your individual needs will be addressed with as much attention as you require.

Private classes for groups

Colleagues, friends or families may wish to organize a private experience for their group. The minimum number required is 10. For more information click HERE.

SITCA isn’t just for cooks

Thai food lovers enjoy a special bonus. We purchase all our produce, fish, and meat daily from the local market, so you will not be not only preparing, but also enjoying some of the best cuisine that Southern Thailand has to offer.

Featured on BBC World TV’s Holiday program and recommended in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Frommer’s guides to Thailand, our Thai cooking classes are taught in our 90 sq. meter modern air-conditioned facility. Everyone is equipped with their own burner at the stove, and everything needed for a complete hands-on experience. You also receive a cook booklet which is yours to make notes in and keep. For those ingredients which may not be available where you live, suitable substitutes are suggested. When the meal is ready we eat together Thai style in the elegant setting of our dining room, and every student can invite a friend to join them at no charge.

Booking a Thai cooking class at SITCA

SITCA’s menus change for every day of the week, and most recipes can be adapted for vegetarians. Our twice daily 3 hour class starts with the preparation of one of our famous home made Thai curry pastes, and is followed by instruction in how to prepare 3 more dishes. There is a different paste and Thai curry dish for each day (Monday-Saturday.) The meal follows immediately after class and the fruits of your labors will be some of the most sumptuous Thai food you will have in Thailand.

Lunchtime Thai Cooking Class / Time: 11:00 am / Cost: 1,950 baht per person.

Dinnertime Thai Cooking Class / Time: 4:00 pm / Cost: 1,950 baht per person

More info and reservations

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Bangkok Food Tours: Yaowarat Night Foodie Walk (Bangkok Chinatown) – Bangkok, Thailand

Looking for a foodie adventure at night?

Bangkok’s Chinatown, known as Yaowarat by Thais, is always Bangkokians’ favorite dinner destination. Why??? Well, it’s difficult to explain in words as the real experience actually comes with the TASTE! That’s the reason we’d love to invite you to join our delicious adventure at night, THE YAOWARAT NIGHT FOODIE WALK & CULTURE TOUR.

This tour brings you to discover sophisticated flavors of Bangkok 200-year-old district that is filled with rich ethnic tradition & delicious food. During the tour you will walk to explore & taste local cuisines from 7 famous eateries, varied from street food vendors to renowned fine dining restaurants. Between each tasting location, you will take behind-the-scene adventure for a closer look of this uniqe neighborhood: meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks. It’s our goal to provide you with a delicious and unique adventure that will highlight your Bangkok trip with the most memorable experience! We plan, you Explore, Eat and Enjoy! Our tour is simply a foodie’s dream come true!

Follow the Wolf Pack

Bangkok’s Chinatown was recently featured as a key scene in a Hollywood hit the Hangover Part II. If you love to see the Wolf Pack’s Thailand trail, there is no better way than joining our food walks! Check for the recent CNNgo article as they feature our Chinatown Foodie Walk as part of the Hangover Part II movie tour.

What is included ?

3.5 hours of fun & savory

8 tasting locations, 11+ delicious samples (enough for full dinner )

Interactive & informative guided walking tour, including visits at local landmarks. Read Tour review

Use of state-of-the-art audio equipment during the tour

Over 20 years of research & experience on Thai food & culture. Visit our blog thaifoodinsider.com

Gratuities are not included but are highly appreciated

Our Yaowarat Food Tour includes samples of …

    • Dim Sum ( Crab Stick Wrapped with Seaweed, Green Shumai Shrimp)
    • Old Chinese Herbal Drink
    • Chinese Bun
    • Guay Jab (Rolled Noodle in a Peppery Soup)
    • Old Fashion Lychee Ice cream
    • Thai Tropical Fruit
    • Charcoal Grilled Jumbo Prawn with Thai seafood sauce
    • Succulent Fried Duck’s Cheeks
    • Black Sesame Dumpling in Ginger Tea

Weather Condition: Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size: Min 2 people, Max 6 people

Meeting point: Exit 4 Hua LamPhong MRT (subway) Station (See Directions). Pick Up option is also available

Ending point: We drop you off at your accommodation in Bangkok

How much?

Standard Ticket : 1300 Baht (~$46)
Child Ticket (Age 12 and under): 1050 Baht (~$37)

More info and reservations

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Bangkok Food Tours: Historic Bangrak Food Tasting & Culture Tours – Bangkok, Thailand

Join us for the scrumptious Historic Bangrak Food Tour! Become a Thai food insider as we take you on behind-the-scene adventure to experience local sights and flavors of this more than 100- year-old culinary neighborhood. Meet the local restaurant owners and hear their memorable stories. Taste delicious samples from famous street vendors, local eateries and fine dining restaurants. See amazing local lifestyle and different types of historic temples, most revered by Bangkokians!!(See tour pictures!!!)

Our fun tour guides are culinary and history enthusiasts. We have the most intimate friendships with the local restaurant owners that give Bangrak its fascinating personality. As our guests, you will always receive special treatment. It’s our goal to make you feel like having a Thai friend showing you the best dish, prepared by the best chefs in town. We plan, you Explore, Eat and Enjoy! Our tour is simply a foodie dreams come true!

Tour Information

Itinerary

Meet at Exit 3 Saphan Taksin BTS (sky train) station (see map) at 9.45am (Hotel pickup/drop off option is also available) Each participant will be provided with an audio device, enabling everyone to enjoy clear messages from our guide. After a quick briefing, we will start heading out for delicious adventure at 10 am. The tour will take 3 hours, covering 5 tasting locations (all seated) and 7-8 yummy samples of local dishes. Between each stop, we will explore 3 different types of historic temples, hidden inside the neighborhood. Therefore, we will enjoy not only delicious tastings but also incredible sightseeings. It’s a great opportunity to take amazing photos of Bangkok as well! (More Itinerary Details)

What are included ?

Over 20 years of research & experience on Thai food & culture. Visit our blog thaifoodinsider.com
5 tasting locations, 7-8 delicious samples (enough for lunch)
Fun & informative guided walking tour, including visits at local landmarks
Use of state-of-the-art audio equipment during the tour
Gratuities is not included but are highly appreciated

Our 3 hours walking tour includes samples of…

Original Roasted Duck with Rice (Kao-Nha-Ped)
Authentic Thai Papaya Salad (Som Tam)
Signature Curry on Egg
Thai Green Custard Bun
Thai-Style BBQ Pork Bun
Royal Recipe Green Curry Beef (or Chicken) served with Roti
Traditional Thai Coconut Ice cream
Refreshing Thai Iced Lemon Tea

(Samples are subjected to change without notice)

When: 7 days a week

Time: Tour starts daily at 10am till 1pm

Weather Condition: Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size: 12 people maximum

Meeting place: Exit 3 Saphan Taksin BTS (Sky Train) Station (See Directions). Hotel Pick up / Drop off service is also available.

How much?
Standard Ticket : 1050 Baht (~ $ 35)
Child Ticket (Age 12 and under): 750 Baht (~ $ 25)
Standard Ticket + Pick Up/Drop off: 1450 Baht (~ $ 48)
Private Tour option

More info and reservations

You can also add a bike tour to this food tour

 

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Artisans of Leisure: Thailand for Foodies

 (9 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai
The ultimate culinary tour of Thailand!Thai cuisine is complex and piquant, a balance of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors. On this culinary and eating tour of Thailand, learn Thai cooking and presentation techniques and prepare a variety of Thai dishes, including appetizers, entrees and desserts. Accompanied by expert instructors, shop for unique fruits, vegetables and spices in local outdoor food markets. Best of all, feast your way through your tour on specialties such as tom yam kung (hot and sour prawn soup), paw pia tord (spring rolls), gaeng phed ped yang (roast duck curry), pla nin laad prik bai horapa (fried fish with chili and basil), paneang neua(beef curried in sweet peanut sauce), mango with sticky rice, spicy Thai fruit salad and steamed banana cake.This tour includes several cooking classes at Thailand’s leading cooking schools. It also features private sightseeing of the main cultural attractions in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with a strong emphasis on local food markets and experiencing authentic cuisine in noted local restaurants. Note: cooking classes can be arranged at a variety of venues—including hotels, independent cooking schools, and private homes in urban and rural settings. Please let us know what cooking environment you prefer so we can tailor this tour accordingly.

Stay at some of Thailand’s best luxury hotels and resorts, and visit the most interesting cultural attractions in each location.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
Private arrival transfer to hotel for three-night stay
Day 2 Bangkok
Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private touring
Day 3 Bangkok
Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private touring
Day 4 Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Transfer and flight to Chiang Mai for four nights. Afternoon private touring of temples and craft districts
Day 5 Chiang Mai
Morning market visit and cooking class. Afternoon at leisure
Day 6 Chiang Mai
Morning cooking class. Afternoon at leisure
Day 7 Chiang Mai
Private touring, shopping, or excursion to elephant camp
Day 8 Chiang Mai – Bangkok
Transfer and flight to Bangkok for overnight. Afternoon private flexible sightseeing or shopping
Day 9 Depart Thailand
Private airport transfer
Hotels
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (first stay)
Sukhothai Hotel (second stay)
Chiang Mai: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Cost
$7,755 Per person (double occupancy)

More info and reservations

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Six Taste – Downtown Los Angeles

The Financial District in Downtown Los Angeles is in the middle of an amazing transformation, renaissance, and revitalization. The development of new Live/Work lofts, L.A. Live, and has increased foot traffic an has drawn several new and exciting eateries to the area. Six Taste is excited to present our Financial District food tour, which combines tastings at some of the most diverse restaurants with an overview of some of the fascinating landmarks in the area. This tour gives visitors a glimpse into the culinary scene of a district on the brink of major renovations, while also showcasing fascinating historical landmarks such as Pershing Square, and the Richard Riordan Central Library.

  • Sip on a creamy ube (purple yam) milkshake at Lost Souls Café.
  • Bite into a delectable combination of fresh fruit and high-quality grilled-cheese sandwich from Syrup Desserts.
  • Sample dishes from Ciudad, by the famous Too Hot Tamales’ chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken
  • Dig into freshly baked mac and cheese from mac&cheeza .

When:Saturdays and Sundays
Time:2:30PM
Length:3 hour 30 minute walking tour
Price:$60/person (all food included in price)
# of Stops:5

What’s included:
– A Six Taste bag
– Tastings at mac&cheeza
– Appetizers of modern Latin cuisine at Ciudad Restaurant
– Ube Millkshake and pandesal treat at Lost Souls Café
– Sweet Grilled Cheese at Syrup Desserts
– Selection of Thai appetizers at Soi 7
* Tastings subject to change without notice.

Advance purchase required. Tours often sell out!
Check our schedule and buy tickets online:
Financial District Gastronomy Tour

Read full story · Comments { 0 }