Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

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Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

From $62.56 per person

With its sheer number of dishes, it's hard to grasp Northern Thai cuisine. Top that with the language barrier and it's easy to see why often people stick to pad Thai. Fear not. Join this foodie tour and hit the ground running!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience over 15 Northern Thai dishes and snacks
  • Ride around in a private rod deang truck
  • Discover the history and culture of Thai cuisine
  • Eat with locals at hidden street joints
  • Come away with a deeper understanding of Thai Northern culture
Full description
The tour kicks off at the grounds of Wat Lok Moli Temple in central Chiang Mai. Greet your guide and fellow guests and hop aboard the traditional rod deang truck and take a ride up to the best indoor produce market in Thailand. Your foodie guide will take you on a tour and in between learning about the ingredients that go into Northern Thai cuisine, you'll snack on plenty of different Northern Thai classics. Expect things like herbal sai oua sausage, pork crackling with a nam prik num dipping sauce, deep-fried tofu and traditional Thai-style crispy crepes. Once you've had your fill, it's back onboard for the short journey to one of Chiang Mai's most fascinating districts. The city's most famous dish is khao soi, a fragrant coconut curry topped with crispy noodles, shallots and lime. Head to a tucked away little joint that serves the very best in town. The truck leaves at this point and your guide will take you on a walking tour through the area. Stop for a Thai iced tea and find out how Thailand's favorite drink is made before dropping into a local semi-outdoor eatery which specialises in gai yang chicken. Watch as your spatchcocked beauty sizzles over a charcoal grill before its served with zingy papaya salad. The tour concludes at a little ice cream maker whose been churning out creamy desserts since the 1970s. The choice of flavour is up to you, but you're in Thailand, so you'd be disappointed if you stick to vanilla. Afterwards, say goodbye to your fellow guests. Your guide will help you find transport back to your hotel should you wish.
Includes
  • Expert foodie guide
  • Ride around in a traditional truck for the evening
  • Over 15 food and drink tastings
  • Bottled water
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 guests
  • Local taxes paid
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
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    The meeting point is in the grounds of the famous Wat Lok Molee Temple, located not far from the center of the city. Once you enter the temple grounds, turn left and your guide will be waiting under the large decorated tree next to the four headed statue. Please leave with plenty of time to arrive promptly. If you are travelling by taxi, please give the following details to your driver: วัดโลกโมฬี ถนน มณีนพรัตน์

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    4.9 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Transportation
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    • Value for money
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    We had a great day with our guide (Mouie?) today. She is very knowledgeable about the history of food in Thailand and enthusiastic in her delivery. There is a lot of food to eat in 4 hours, but you can choose to eat as little or much as you like. I recommend doing this tour at the beginning of your vacation if you can. It may make you more aware of the food possibilities during the rest of your vacation (including eating worms and insects if you choose to do so!)

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    January 12, 2020

    Fun, knowledge gaining, but much time spent in market

    The food tour in Chiang Mai was a solid tour of the local food culture. We started off at a small restaurant and ate a dish called Khao Soi which was phenomenal, then we visited a local market and learned about various fruits, vegetables, and other popular foods. The majority of the tour was spent in the market, which got a little tiring, but we were able to sample things such as beef pastry cakes, candies, sausage, and even silkworm, crickets, and some kind of brain. These were less dishes and more individual items, but still a good taste of Thailand. Finally we drank local tea and wrapped up the tour with some locally made ice cream. Overall the tour was good, just be ready for a lot of standing in the market with small bite-sized portions during that part of the tour.

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    March 24, 2019

    Amazing!!

    We had the very best time on this tour. Our guide moui was excellent!! There was heaps of delicious food and we learnt so much about Thai culture and history! Highly recommend this for all foodies and just anyone wanting to enjoy a great day out!!!

    October 6, 2019

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