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Chef Designed Bangkok Food Tour with Klong Boat Ride provided by A Chef's Tour (Bangkok)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20/07/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the authentic flavors and culinary culture of Thailand on a small-group food tour. Begin with a klong boat ride off the tourist path to a little-known district that serves some of the best food in the city. Delight your palate with old-style Hokkien noodles, catfish salad, steamed fish curry, and a multitude of other freshly prepared dishes. Along the way, learn about the local culture that other tours overlook completely.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    PALLADIUM
    Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
    Meet at the information booth inside the Palladium shopping mall. Enter the Palladium shopping mall at ENTRANCE 3 on the corner of Petchaburi Road and Ratchaprarop Road intersection. As you soon as you enter you will find the information booth by the door. More details will be provided by email.
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    Nang Loeng Market
    Stop: 4 hours
    The tour starts next to Siam Pier at 10:30am where you'll greet your guide and hop on board one of the klong boats for an exciting ride down along the canals. Along the way, you'll get an idea of life next to the waterways and hear stories of Bangkok from your guide.  After you've disembarked, it's right down to business with a bowl of old-style Hokkien noodles from a joint that's been knocking them out for decades. As you slurp the thick odon noodles smothered in rich beef or pork stew you'll hear stories of their origins and why they are rarely found today. Afterwards, your guide will lead you down through the old streets stopping en route to try the best banana fritters in town cooked up in a local home-style kitchen factory.  Dive into one of Bangkok's oldest markets which has been selling dishes to locals since 1899. Here, you'll guide will take you to the best spots where you'll delve into another dozen dishes like crispy catfish salads, fresh spring rolls with cured sausage and pickles, freshwater fish steamed curry topped with coconut cream and a dozen more mouth-watering dishes. It's not all feasting though. Between courses, your guide will lead you on a tour of the area where you can take in local life in this peaceful part of Bangkok. See the old wooden remnants of the city's oldest silent cinema, discover why this was once the entertainment district and learn about how and where Thai desserts are made.  Say goodbye to your fellow guests at the market. Your guide will help direct you back to your hotel or find transport for you should you wish. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of Thai cuisine and culture, a full belly of delicious food and memories of an old area of Bangkok that few outsiders visit.
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  • You'll end at
    Nang Loeng 1
    Nang Loeng 1, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
    The tour will finish outside Nang Loeng Market. Your guide will help direct you back to your hotel or find transport for you should you wish.
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Highlights
  • Taste a variety of traditional Thai dishes
  • Visit popular eateries where the locals eat
  • Enjoy a group size of maximum eight people
  • Get an inside look at food culture in Thailand
Important Information
Departure Point
PALLADIUM, Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Nang Loeng 1, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Inclusions
  • Includes more than 15 mouth-watering Thai food and drinks
  • A licensed foodie tour guide will accompany you
  • Open to just 8 exclusive guests each day
  • An exciting klong boat ride through the canals
  • Walking tour of the old 19th-century market and old Bangkok
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Chef-designed food tour
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • You will need to be able enough to get in and out of a klong boat from the pier
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, wear comfortable shoes
  • The tour departs rain or shine, so wear appropriate clothing in rainy season and bring an umbrella
  • Please contact us before booking if you have dietary requirements or allergies
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bux88 wrote a review Jul 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent ages looking for a good food tour for my boyfriend's birthday (he's a real foodie, so this wasn't an easy task) and I ended up going with this tour after seeing the itinerary and positive reviews. We had our tour yesterday and I'm so glad that we picked this one! Our
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Pangslinger wrote a review Apr 2020
Sankt Margarethen an der Raab, Austria1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was one of the best experiences of our whole holiday. However, if you do not have time to revisit all the food vendors, we recommend to do the food tour at the end of your holiday, because you won't have such delicious food for the rest of your stay! ;) Big props to our
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Niubility78 wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwell, Massachusetts25 contributions19 helpful votes
Having been in both the food and the tourism biz, I have some often unreasonable standards and expectations, and I'll say that this experience met about 9/10 of them. The guide was certainly the highlight--actually, *guides* as both Tom and Fon shared duties ushering us around,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alex H wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom10 contributions
We tried 20+ different foods over the course of this tour, many of which we would never have tried or come across if it wasn't for the tour. There was a good variety of foods and it was all very tasty. We also ventured into parts of the city that we wouldn't of seen otherwise,
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Response from AChefsTour, Guest Relations Manager at Chef Designed Bangkok Food Tour with Klong Boat Ride
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hello Alex, We are so happy to know you had an authentic local experience during your recent food tour with us. Thank you so much for joining us and for leaving a great review of the foodie adventure. Our guides, Tom and Fit, surely enjoyed your company too. We'll pass on your feedback to them. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future on another of our food tours! Best, Erica @ A Chef's Tour
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kuntoto wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions6 helpful votes
tom as a guide was the best of the tour. It was only two hours, i expected more for 2000bath. 18 different things, not dishes. so if you get an apple a banana and guava on the same plate you already have 3 of 18. the good thing on the tour is that you get the thai meals that you
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Passport57195218030, Owner at Chef Designed Bangkok Food Tour with Klong Boat Ride
Responded 01 Mar 2020
Hi Kuntoto, Thank you for leaving us a review and we're sorry to hear that you found the experience disappointing. As you can see from the other reviews, it's not a usual occurrence. We take all negative feedback seriously as we never like our guests to leave unsatisfied and even one negative review is severely damaging to our small business, so we did a thorough investigation. - The tour is around 1800 THB (could be slightly above or below depending on the exchange rate), not 2000 THB as you have mentioned. - The tour was four hours - it started at 10.30am and finished at 2.30pm. - Our tours are limited to 8 guests, though I believe there were 3 on your tour - we also typically have 1 highly trained food guide plus a food guide assistant who organises logistics along the way. - We would never and will never give guests an apple and banana at our fruit tasting. You tried a Thai rose apple which other than the name bears no resemble in taste or shape to a European apple and you will have tried deep-fried Thai-style banana. We choose the exotic fruits depending on the season and they are usually things like mangosteens, longans, rose apples and snake fruit. - We don't claim to have 18 dishes - our website states that this is a 14-15 taster menu. We often go well above this number. This is what you tried on the tour: 1) Grilled sticky rice with taro paste 2) Two different types of Thai deep-fried banana 3) Traditional roasted duck 4) Traditional roasted pork 5) Crispy mungbean crepes with Thai salad 6) Stir fried radish cake 7) Stir fried red curry with crispy pork and green beans 8) Khanom buang Thai crepe with traditional style 9) Khao soi chicken noodle curry 10) Fried rice with shrimp paste and sour mango salad 11) Green coconut curry with chicken and coconut shoot 12) Red coconut curry with tamarind and morning glory 13) Fermented rice noodles with sweet peanut curry 14) Mungbean coated in sweet egg yolk 15) Mixed exotic fruits Thai style with chilli sugar 16) Sweet crispy noodles with tamarind sauce and kaffir lime 17) Steamed coconut pudding in ceramic cups 18) Coconut custard in banana leaves Plus the tour includes all local drinks, bottled water and all transport costs. Other comparable tour companies have a much smaller menu and usually have 12+ guests for a similar price. We try to provide a more intimate experience so that you can ask questions to the guides and visit spots that would be impossible with larger guest numbers. We're sorry that this wasn't enough for you though and will continue to look into how we can improve the experience in the future. We hope you have a fantastic time on the rest of your Thai adventure. Best, Luke
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By: A Chef's Tour (Bangkok)
Akshay_vieri
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An Enlightening Experience
A really fantastic experience!! Got to walk through China-Town Bangkok and taste a lot of different kinds of food
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Iro_KT
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The best way to experience Thai street food!
I booked with A Chef's Tour during a March visit to Bangkok and it was AMAZING! My husband and I wanted an authenti
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977larissaf
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Best food tour in Bangkok bar none!
The most brilliant food tour I’ve been on-and I’ve been on plenty! Nutth was incredibly knowledgable, kind and fun
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AlexMT187
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So much tasty food!
We were two couples and met up with another two ppl for the tour. The tour was well paced and we tried so many thin
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Jean P
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Do yourself a favor and just book this tour!
We went on this tour back in November and it was the best food tour I've ever been on. We would never have found a
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sarahmatx
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Worth it--great guides, great food!
We really enjoyed our small group tour. We are very adventurous eaters and don't have trouble finding street food o
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904maddiew
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Highly Recommend!
This amazing tour was a highlight of our trip to Bangkok! Our guides, Tom and Fon (spelling?), were engaging, frien
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Kathy M
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Great food!
This tour was really worthwhile. We had some great food and tried things we wouldn't normally eat. Our guide took
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SamanthaC2535
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Our favorite tour!!
We had an amazing time on this tour. Our guides, Tom and Phone, were very knowledgeable and friendly and took us to
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cappy66
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So glad I did this!
I spent a few days finding my own food on the streets of Bangkok...I wish I had done this tour at the beginning of
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hofmakl
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Excellent Tour
The guides were super funny and friendly, they took us to tons of places in hidden alleys we would have never been
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lauracristinaw
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Street Food
They say you don't know Bangkok if you don't know street food! It was for this reason that we decided to do the Che
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zachzero
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Great overview of Bangkok chinatown's street food
I had a lot of fun on this tour through Bangkok's chinatown sampling street food. We tasted a ton of different thin
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kaicarr
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Awesome Food Tour
Ar and Shell were wonderful guides! Great experience overall, we tried so many different dishes and ended the night
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davidkJ3263EF
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Soy sauce ice cream and the noodles
This was an excellent way to experience authentic every day Thai food at a casual pace and with great guides. We tr
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