Your food tour of Bangkok’s Chinatown begins when you meet your guide at Hua Lamphong, located at the border of one of the world’s largest Chinatowns. This neighborhood has been a hub of the Thai-Chinese community for more than two centuries. Your guide provides a brief history of the neighborhood as you set out on foot through the dense tangle of alleys and streets, which are jam-packed with markets, street vendors, restaurants and shops of all sizes.
With your guide in the lead, you can absorb the multitudes of scents, sights and flavors as you stop frequently to sample a range of typical and specialty dishes. Learn about the intricacies of dim sum in Thailand, sink your teeth into savory Chinese dumplings, and sample a plate of richly flavored peppered pork noodles. Visit the top-ranked roast-pork and rice restaurant in Bangkok, and slurp a refreshing coconut noodle drink in a renowned shophouse that is frequented by the Thai royal family.
Your guide points out neighborhood mainstays such as Chinatown’s most famous durian vendor. Find out how to select the best fruit, and if you’re adventurous, try the notoriously smelly durian fruit. Some people love the strong sweet flavor while others find its potent scent nauseating.
Stop into a tea shop that carries a variety of teas, including the most expensive tea in Bangkok. Watch a short demonstration of the preparation and service of Chinese tea. Then have a dessert of tasty Chinese doughnuts and try other sweets along Chinatown’s main road. By the end of your tour, you can expect to have eaten the equivalent of a satisfying meal.
Your tour ends at a central location, within easy reach of the BTS Station and other transportation. Your guide can assist you with directions to your next destination.
Please note: On any given day, participating venues and menu items may be substituted due to seasonal and/or unexpected circumstances.