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Historic Bangrak Food Tasting and Culture Tour

4.85 1,150 reviews Chinese
Availability : 9.35am – 1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
Monday to Saturday
Duration : 3.5 hours
Tour Type : join-in / private tour
Group Size : 2-14 (join-in tour)
Travel Mode : walking
Meet :Saphan Taksin BTS station
End :Surasak BTS station
Remarks
  • Vegetarian option available (cannot avoid animal products e.g. fish sauce, oyster sauce, egg.) Put 'vegetarian' in the diet restriction box when you book.

Tour takes place rain or shine


Why this experience?

While Bangrak, a few kilometers south of Chinatown, never enjoys the reputation as a culinary neighborhood that Chinatown has among foreign visitors, it has forever been a dining destination for locals. Bangrak is home to multi-ethnic residents whose business are small restaurants serving family recipes refined and handed down over generations. It is known among local foodies for specialty restaurants serving regional Thai and ethnic cuisines. Bangrak's footpaths are occupied by food vendors, so many of them you feel like swimming a sea of street food!

Awarded Thailand’s Best Tour Program in 2013, our Historic Bangrak Food Tasting and Culture tour is the first food tour in Bangrak neighborhood. It takes you the best Mom & Pop restaurants that only local diners know about. The restaurants, set in century-old shophouses, are truly classic and have old-school vibes. You will enjoy a diversity of cuisines from Chinese Thai, to Indian-Thai Muslim, and regional Thai. The restaurants are intimate enough that you maybe introduced to the owners or the cooks who work miracles on your dishes.

As we roam the neighborhood on foot, you will sample delicious street snacks and learn a lot about Thai street food culture. Between food stops, we will visit historical sites off tourist's paths. You will learn about Thai culture, and how Buddhism is a major part of Thai lives. Our children and elderly guests have found the walking absolutely easy, they feel right at ease. This experience is designed so you can eat like locals and get off the beaten paths. Dining in Bangrak is not only about you enjoying the food, your experience goes way into supporting the community, helping these Mom & Pop restaurants to thrive

Highlights

  • At Muslim restaurant in Bangrak, Bangkok

    Delicious food at the restaurants that only local diners know about

    We take you to Mom & Pop restaurants serving specialty dishes. These restaurants are multi-generation-old. Some have been in business for over 60 years, that says a lot about how good the food is. Yet, the restaurants are only visited by local diners. They are yet to be spotlighted by average travelers and visitors to Bangkok.

  • Green Curry with Roti

    Enjoy various kinds of ethnic and region Thai cuisines

    Thanks to the multi-ethnic residents of Bangrak, we are able to taste the flavors of Northeastern Thailand, Central Thailand, Thai-Chinese, and Indian-Thai Muslim cuisines, all of these in just a few hours.

  • Strolling around in Bangrak street food alley, Bangkok

    Enjoy safe and clean street snacks in a bustling street food scene

    Time to tick your 'eating street food in Bangkok' box off. Bangrak is one of the biggest day-time street food markets in Bangkok. We will grab snacks hot off street food vendors. You may also master your ordering skill at street food carts.

  • Strolling around in Bangrak street food alley, Bangkok

    Enjoy safe and clean street snacks in a bustling street food scene

    Time to tick your 'eating street food in Bangkok' box off. Bangrak is one of the biggest day-time street food markets in Bangkok. We will grab snacks hot off street food vendors. You may also master your ordering skill at street food carts.

  • Cruising over Chaophaya river, Bangkok

    A quick fun ride across Chao Phraya River

    The trip will give you a glimpse of a ferry ride across the river. Our tour guide can give you information you need if you plan to take a river ferry.

  • Cruising over Chaophaya river, Bangkok

    A quick fun ride across Chao Phraya River

    The trip will give you a glimpse of a ferry ride across the river. Our tour guide can give you information you need if you plan to take a river ferry.

Itinerary

From Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station where we meet, a short walk on Charoen Krung Road brings us to the first restaurant, roasted duck rice. Then we get off the main road and visit a Buddhist temple. The second restaurant, Thai-Indian Muslim follows. You will try Mabata (stuffed pancake), chicken Massaman, and a few others. We cross Chao Phraya river to the third restaurant serving Northeastern Thai cuisine. Here you will have spicy raw papaya salad, grilled pork neck salad, and sticky rice. Crossing back, we visit a beautiful Catholic church, then a bakery for custard buns and Thai milk tea.

At the last restaurant, we eat chicken green curry with fried roti, and finish the experience off with sorbet ice cream, a flavor of your choice. Along the way, we will grab Thai street snacks. You may get to try Miang Kham (pieces of Thai herbs wrapped in betel leaves), chocolate roti, or half-shape coconut pancake, depending on which vendors are open on the day. Think big breakfast and lunch! The tour ends at Surasak BTS skytrain station.

*The itinerary can be changed due to unexpected circumstances. We will do our best to notify you if any changes occur.

Private Tour Rates

The itinerary of a private Bangrak Food Tour by Tuk Tuk is identical to that of a join-in one. But it is more exclusive because it’s just you and the tour guide. You can set your own pace. The start time is also more flexible, ranging from 9.35 am – 1.00 pm. We can’t start the tour later than 2.30 pm as our partner restaurants close at dinner time.

Number of guests 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax
Prices Per Person THB 2,000 1,900 1,800 1,700 1,600 1,550 1,500 1,450
Number of guests Prices Per Person THB
2 pax2,000
3 pax1,900
4 pax1,800
5 pax1,700
6 pax1,600
7 pax1,550
8 pax1,500
9 pax1,450
*This price is per person. It does not include transportation from/to the meeting and the end place.

What is included / not included?

  • Experienced & friendly licensed tour guide
  • 12+ dishes & drinks mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accident insurance
  • Bangkok dining guide pamphlet
  • Hotel pick-up (our meeting point is easily accessed by MRT - see map)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuity

Meeting & End Places

Meeting Place : Saphan Taksin BTS station

End Place : Surasak BTS station

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel a booking, please notify us by email. The following cancellation fees apply:

  • More than 7 days before the tour, we will charge 10% of payment
  • 2 to 6 days before the tour, we will charge 50% of payment
  • From 48 hours before the tour starts, we will charge 100% of payment
  • Arriving later than 10 mins after the appointed time and place for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation. We will charge 100% of payment
  • Allow up to 7 days for refund processing

Reviews

Over 300 travelers enjoyed this experience.
See what they say about it on TripAdvisor!

A real slice of Thai culture and food

5.0

We thoroughly enjoyed our foodie experience of historic Bang rak with our guide Lily. She was enthusiastic, knowledgable and fun. We loved all family run businesses she took us to - places we would have been unaware of as tourists - but in each one the food was superb. A really well thought out and planned tour - a great mixture of restaurants and through the food we were able to learn so much more about Thai culture and the history of the area. Loved spending the morning with Lily - she was the perfect host. I would definitly recommend anyone interested in food or Thai culture to do this tour!

by AnnieMcG17
United Kingdom
Absolutely excellent!

5.0

If I could give 12 out of 10 I would. Was an excellent, relaxed experience and would recommend to anyone. Our tour guide (Mod) was charismatic, spoke excellent English, and incorporated everyone with great ease. At the end of the tour we did not want to say goodbye! The tour included visiting local restaurants that we definitely would not have visited otherwise, walking through areas and tasting food from street vendors that we would not have thought to have done on our own.

Mod made my elderly parents feel right at ease, and the pace was perfect for them to keep up. I was very concerned that they would not be able to keep up, but not only did they keep up, Mod inspired them to go and see a few attractions after walking the whole morning. She also introduced us to the public transport which gave us confidence to continue using afterwards.

I would highly recommend this tour in the beginning of your trip, as we learned many things about the culture, language, politics, religion, cuisine, etc that we could use throughout the rest of the trip.

by Bennie B
Really felt like a local

5.0

My sister had done this tour previously and recommended it to us. And we were not disappointed! Lily was a Thai local and knew all the best places to eat, took us on a great tour and told us some of the history of the area. She was able to answer all the questions we had about the area and its history and traditions. It was relaxed, delicious, informative and fun! Next time I'm in Thailand I plan to try the other tours ( I want to do them all!!!)- already looking forward to it! I really recommend this tour group! One tip- don't eat the meal before your tour- you seriously need to go hungry!

by Nicole P
A great way to get to know local Thai cuisine

5.0

This was a great way to not only experience numerous new types of food but also to get the lay of the land and learn a huge amount about Bangkok itself after we arrived in Thailand. Our tour guide was Nute, who was excellent, spoke english flawlessly and never tired of our ceaseless questions. They do a great job of finding little out of the way or "hole in the wall" places that I would never find by myself and showing you how and what the locals typically eat. The food itself was amazing, likely the best noodles and broths I've ever had and the amount of food was more than enough for two people. You certainly won't go hungry.

by Mark F
Canada
Good introduction to Thai Cuisine

5.0

We were guided on the Bang Rak food tour by the wonderful Lily. She was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to suit our family making it interesting for our son 10yrs. We visited several family restaurants as well as some local sites. The walking isn't too vigerous and stops were often & some of the restaurants have airconditioning. We tasted duck; crispy pork belly; chicken masaman; Green curry chicken with Thai roti, tamarind ice cream, Pandan buns; chicken knuckles & catfish floss all delicious. Highly recommended. Easy to book and organize direct.

by Muscath
Australia
Adventurous Eating!

5.0

A food tour with this group was a fun way to end our two week adventure in Thailand and Cambodia. They took us to some really cool, off the beaten path spots to get a taste of Thailand. Massaman curry at a Muslim restaurant, some medicinal drink for energy, pastries, ice cream, pineapple with chili and more. It was a lot of fun and the tour guide was friendly, adventurous and engaging! We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend adding to your itinerary!

by AJL

1,450 THB / adult

1,150 THB / child

(age 6-12)

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