How To Discover Bangkok Through Its Food

Here are six hand-picked tours that will give you a taste of Bangkok’s food scene
Here are six hand-picked tours that will give you a taste of Bangkok’s food scene | © Paul Rushton / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

Discovering Thai food for the first time is an experience that will forever be imprinted on your tastebuds. Those jars of pre-made green curry paste won’t come anywhere close after you’ve tasted the real thing. Here are eight unforgettable tours for foodies in Bangkok that will ruin Thai food imitations forever more.

If you love food, you’ll adore Bangkok. The flavours here are bold and brash. The subtlety is in the balance, in the harmonious combination of seemingly mismatched flavours. A typical experience of eating Thai food might involve a mouth-numbing hit of chilli, a creamy undercurrent of coconut milk, all tied together with a citrusy hum of lemongrass.

But other than the incredible flavours, perhaps the second best thing about food in Bangkok is the experience of eating it. Take out the low plastic stools, the inexplicable Christmas decorations and the tuk-tuk drivers waiting on the street for their styrofoam takeout trays and you’ll remove something quite crucial from Thai food itself.

Here are six hand-picked tours that will give you a taste of Bangkok’s food scene from a local’s perspective; tours that will take you through the classics that became famous for good reason, as well as a few lesser-known dishes that will satiate even the most knowledgeable Thai-food-ophile.

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