No trip to Thailand is truly complete without basking in the unique charm of the floating markets around Bangkok! Enter Bangkok Food Tours, your culinary tour guide, celebrated for our top-notch service by throngs of delighted foodies. Let us whisk you away on an extraordinary adventure with one of our day tours in Bangkok, “Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour.” Embrace the unique charms of three Thai floating markets where you can enjoy fresh produce and traditional local delicacies. We even sneak in a visit to the renowned Mae Klong Railway Market, where a train astonishingly zips right through the marketplace! These floating markets, a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Thailand, are prized for tantalizing seafood dishes, made fresh by local cooks. Relish the array of mouth-watering treats, some sizzling right on the boats! What to Expect The tour is approximately 6 to 7 hours long and starts bright and early to catch the markets at their liveliest. It’s ideal for small groups for an intimate experience and is suitable for all ages, including children. Our tour package includes all food tastings, boat rides, a local guide, and round-trip transportation. For the best experience, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your camera and an appetite for when you explore these attractions: Amphawa Floating Market A true gem of a floating market in Samut Songkhram, Amphawa is renowned for its quaint charm and old wooden shops. As you glide through the canal, expect to see houses on stilts and vendors selling an array of traditional Thai food and handicrafts. The market’s vibrant evening atmosphere is enhanced by the aroma of grilled seafood, such as prawns, squid, and shellfish, making it a culinary adventure. Bang Noi Floating Market This market near Amphawa presents a more traditional and historical experience, having been an important trading spot along the Mae Klong River. Bang Noi is less crowded and more relaxed, allowing a genuine glimpse into the past. The old wooden houses and shops that line the waterways add to its charm, offering a picturesque backdrop to your exploration. Tha Kha Floating Market This market is considered to have preserved its authentic, local quality and is less frequented by tourists. However, Tha Kha lets you experience a floating market in a more traditional village setting. This market, active for a few days around the lunar calendar, offers a quieter and more serene experience. Local vendors paddle their small boats, selling products ranging from local farm produce of vegetables and fruits to humble, home-cooked meals. Mae Klong Railway Market A highlight feature of our tour is the visit to the Mae Klong Railway Market or Hoop Rom. Marvel at the sight of a train passing swiftly through the market at designated times, with vendors deftly moving their goods and awnings to make way. This unique phenomenon showcases the vibrancy of Thai markets and the adaptability of the local people. Reasons to Visit Thai Floating Markets A Culinary Adventure Thai floating markets are culinary hotspots where you can indulge in a wide range of local dishes, from fresh seafood to sweet Thai desserts. Visitors will get to experience authentic Thai street food in its most traditional form, with dishes and delicacies prepared right on the boats. A Cultural Immersion A visit to a local floating market is a feast for your taste buds, as well as a closer glimpse into the local way of life. As you weave through waterways, you’ll see local vendors on wooden boats adorned with vibrant produce, easily a living postcard of Thailand. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the Thai lifestyle and the historical significance of these markets as a central hub for communities to engage in trading and commerce. Our floating market food tour includes a serene rowboat ride into an orchard showcasing traditional coconut palm sugar production. Visitors will surely be swept up by the nostalgic ambiance of the markets, with the traditional flavors of local Thai cuisine among the sturdy wooden shops and homes taking you on a time-travel journey to the 1960s. A Shopping Experience Thai floating markets are ideal for purchasing local handicrafts, fresh produce, and unique souvenirs. By shopping and eating at these markets, you contribute to the local economy and support small vendors in the community. It’s also a great opportunity to have genuine interaction with the locals. Floating markets are enjoyable for visitors of all ages and are a family-friendly experience. Join Bangkok Food Tours and tick off this incredible experience from your Thailand bucket list. Book your day tours in Bangkok today and prepare for a trip that’s as uniquely flavorful and colorful as it is unforgettable! Take a moment to dive into this reel; see what it’s like to experience authentic Thai food and culture in the floating market
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Discover and tour the top-secret food spots favored by locals in Bangkok and eat like the Thais do! Our food gurus will be your guides in our join-in and private tours, unraveling the mysteries of Thai dishes and the local food scene. You'll be a Thai food aficionado in the blink of an eye, and we promise, it's a tasty adventure!
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Embark on the ultimate Bangkok culinary adventure with our exclusive join-in and private food tours in Thailand. Our Bangkok culinary tour package is your passport to uncovering the city's gastronomic treasures.
Delight in delectable dishes while our seasoned guides reveal the rich tales behind beloved local eateries and their iconic recipes. Along the way, savor not only food but a taste of history, culture, and tradition. Each Thai food tour package features a mouthwatering array of tastings, generously satisfying your cravings for both lunch and dinner. From Thai specialties to ethnic delights, and renowned street food stalls to historic fine dining establishments, we've got your taste buds covered.
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If you want to experience the best of Thai cuisine then this tour is an absolute must, it's converted us to the delights of street food...- BritishTraveller123 on TripAdvisor
This was one of the best food tours we have ever experienced. Our tour guide was great and cery knowledgable...
- parraazu on Viator
The itinerary they made was so good. The food in each place was so delicious. We are so craving for the lotus & those giant shrimps again...
- AngeliLM on TripAdvisor
Highly recommended the tour and the company. Very personal, easy to book, met up with Nuch without an issue...
- Harley Sanderson on Facebook
The best way to get off the tourist track and visit local markets and experience a totally different side to Bangkok!
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What people say about us
"If you want to experience the best of Thai cuisine then this tour is an absolute must, it's converted us to the delights of street food..."
— BritishTraveller123, TripAdvisor
"This was one of the best food tours we have ever experienced. Our tour guide was great and cery knowledgable..."
— parraazu, Viator
"The itinerary they made was so good. The food in each place was so delicious. We are so craving for the lotus & those giant shrimps again..."
— AngeliLM, TripAdvisor
"Highly recommended the tour and the company. Very personal, easy to book, met up with Nuch without an issue..."
— Harley Sanderson, Facebook
"The best way to get off the tourist track and visit local markets and experience a totally different side to Bangkok!"
— markandmike2010, TripAdvisor
Welcome to Yaowarat Road in Bangkok’s Chinatown, widely regarded as one of the city’s best epicenters for Thai and Chinese street food. Renowned for its neon-lit streets, it’s a common sight to see long queues forming as the evening settles in. These queues are filled with eager foodies, all patiently waiting for their chance to savor the distinct flavors offered by the numerous unique restaurants that Chinatown boasts. In this blog, we’ll guide you through a tantalizing tour of Chinatown’s most celebrated culinary stars. Culinary Stars in Bangkok’s Chinatown Bangkok Chinatown’s streets are lined with street food that has carved a niche in the hearts of locals and tourists alike. Here’s a sneak peek at some of these gems: Guay Jub Ouan Pochana (Bib Gourmand): A landmark for over 50 years, this stall, located in front of China Town Rama Cinema in Yaowarat, is a hotspot for those seeking authentic Thai street food. It’s best known for its ‘Guay Jub’ – traditional rolled rice noodles in a hot, peppery broth. The soup’s intense peppery flavor is said to be so strong that it could clear a blocked nose, offering a unique experience for first-timers. Khao Phad Pu Chang Phueak (Bib Gourmand): Located opposite 142 Yaowarat Road, this Thai street food cart is a go-to place for fried rice lovers. Their signature dish, Khao Phad Pu – crab fried rice, is praised for its slightly oily texture, a hallmark of good fried rice, and the generous, well-prepared chunks of crab meat that require no tedious shell or bone picking. The dish is further enhanced by a smokey aroma and topped with fresh coriander, complementing the crab meat. Lim Lao Ngow (Bib Gourmand): With over 60 years in the business, this family-run eatery boasts several branches, but the original location is in Chinatown. They are celebrated for their bouncy fish balls, made from fresh fish without added flour, and served with Chinese noodles and wontons. The fish balls leave a joyful aftertaste, living up to their reputation. Nai Ek Roll Noodles (Michelin Plate): From a pushcart in Chinatown, Nai Ek has evolved over half a century into a Michelin Plate-recognized eatery. The highlight here is the aromatic black pepper soup used for the Guay Jub, with minced garlic and coriander giving it an extra edge. Their menu includes various pork dishes, including entrails, blood soup, and crispy pork. The crispy pork belly, deep-fried to ensure a crunchy skin, is a star dish here. Pa Tong Go Savoey (Michelin Plate): This eatery specializes in Chinese-style fried doughnuts, known for being fried to perfection. These doughnuts make a delightful snack while exploring Chinatown’s vibrant streets. Bangkok Food Tours: Your Gateway to Chinatown’s Delights Craving more? Join Bangkok Food Tours on one of our crowd-favorites, the Yaowarat Street Food Tour, for a private or join-in adventure. This experience is perfect for anyone ready to dive deep into Chinatown’s culture and Thai and Chinese street food flavors in Yaowarat. Let The Tour Begin! Our taste adventure starts with a leisurely stroll from Hua Lamphong MRT station to our first delightful stop: fish balls in pink noodle soup near the Golden Buddha Temple. This local favorite dish offers a unique blend of tender fish balls in a visually striking pink broth. We then meander through the heart of Chinatown to savor some scrumptious Dim Sum, each bite-sized piece bursting with various flavors. Next on our menu is the Michelin-starred Chinese fried dough, a crispy, golden treat that will make your taste buds dance with joy! Seafood lovers will be thrilled with our next stop, where we’ll enjoy the freshest, most succulent seafood cooked to perfection. For those seeking a more adventurous taste, we offer pig organ soup, a traditional Thai delicacy rich in flavor. If you prefer something more familiar, the crispy pork in a zesty broth is equally tantalizing. We round off our tour with a duo of desserts: creamy ice cream followed by sesame dumplings in sweet ginger tea, offering a warm, comforting finish to our food adventure. Finally, after this feast of flavors, we’ll either walk you back to Hua Lamphong MRT station or arrange for a taxi or Tuk Tuk to take you home, ending your unforgettable journey through the heart of Thai-Chinese street food culture on Yaowarat Road. A Hassle-Free Experience From Start to Finish To ensure a seamless experience, we provide: An experienced and friendly licensed tour guide. Over ten dishes and drinks, as mentioned in the itinerary. Accident insurance for peace of mind. A Bangkok dining guide pamphlet to further explore the city’s culinary delights. Ready For A Feast? Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the iconic street food feast on Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road with Bangkok Food Tours. Browse our website for our full list of curated adventures throughout Bangkok and beyond to ensure you dine like a local and soak up every flavor the city offers. Booking with us is your ticket to a whirlwind of taste, culture, and history. It’s a journey that takes you beyond the guidebook right into the heart of Bangkok’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Contact us today for a join-in or private tour – we look forward to dining with you!
Welcome to the street food capital of the world – Thailand! An integral part of the Thai street food scene here is the endless variety of noodles dishes available. These strands of yum are more than just food – they amalgamate cultures, traditions, innovation, and oh-so-good flavors. However, with this many choices available, it can feel overwhelming. Let’s start with our top five recommended popular Thai noodle dishes for you to explore. Top 5 Popular Types Of Thai Noodle Dishes 1. Goong Ob Woon Sen Imagine a dish where delicate glass noodles meet the succulence of whole shrimp. That’s Goong Ob Woon Sen for you! Traditionally cooked in clay pots, this popular Thai noodle dish features tiger prawns or freshwater shrimps harmoniously blended with soy sauce, peppercorns, coriander, and ginger. Some versions might surprise you with bacon, oyster sauce, garlic, or other tantalizing herbs and spices. A Chinese culinary influence is evident, but today, this dish is a star of Thailand’s seafood cuisine. 2. Yam Wun Sen For our next stop, enter Yam Wun Sen, a salad that’s like a refreshing cool breeze on a hot day. This glass noodle salad has bright, zesty flavors and a delightful crunch. It mixes glass noodles, fried garlic, cilantro, chili peppers, dried shrimp, and more, dressed in lime juice and fish sauce. Adding ground pork or beef turns it into a protein-rich feast. This popular Thai noodle dish is typically enjoyed cold or lukewarm and is a summer favorite in Thailand. 3. Khao Soi Northern Thailand’s creamy dream, Khao Soi, is where coconut meets curry in a divine soup. This type of Northern Thai noodle dish is a medley of influences, featuring a slightly spicy broth with coconut milk and red curry paste. Served with flat egg noodles and a choice of meats like chicken, beef, or pork, it’s garnished with crispy fried noodles and fresh cilantro. Accompanied by lime, pickled cabbage, shallots, and chilis, each spoonful will have you going wowza! 4. Yen Ta Fo You may have spotted these colorful, bright pink noodle bowls on street stalls during your explorations in Thailand – they are hard to miss! Yen Ta Fo is a visual and gastronomic delight. This pink noodle soup is vibrant thanks to fermented red bean curd, promising a delightful array of flavors and textures. It contains different noodles in a rich chicken or pork broth, topped with fish balls, squid, shrimp, tofu, and water morning glory, making it a hearty and satisfying main course. 5. Pad Thai Saving the poster child of popular Thai noodle dishes for last – your noodle tour will be incomplete without the famous Pad Thai! This national dish, born from a quest for culinary identity, is a stir-fried marvel combining rice noodles, tofu, dried shrimp, bean sprouts, and eggs. With chicken or pork, it’s a dance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. The textures, history, and taste – Pad Thai is quintessential Thailand on a plate. However, these five types of Thai noodle dishes are merely a drop in the ocean among the actual number of varieties available on the Thai food scene. Worry not – this is where Bangkok Food Tour comes in. Why Choose Bangkok Food Tours? Imagine having friends in Bangkok who know all the best food spots – that’s us! Our tours are all about guiding you through the city’s vibrant Thai food scene with a big smile and a sprinkle of fun. Make memories that’ll stick with you longer than sticky rice! Join us for Thai food adventures on our tours like the “Historic Bangrak Food Tasting & Culture Tour” or hop onto a “Yaowarat Street Food Tour” that’s as thrilling as a dash of chili in your Tom Yum! Whether you’re up for a cozy private tour or want to mingle in a join-in tour, we promise a delicious journey. Our enthusiastic team of food lovers and local experts can’t wait to show you around. We’ll ensure you eat, explore, and enjoy Bangkok just like the locals do – with an open heart and an appetite for adventure. The Great Noodle Expedition Awaits Ready to try all the different types of popular Thai food and noodle dishes? Book your unforgettable food journey now and prepare to be amazed. See you on the streets of Thailand!