You might have already seen our exciting announcement via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but if you missed it… we have launched our latest walking food tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown!
The Chinatown Food Crawl initially runs on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as the sun sets and the streets come to life! This vibrant area is touted as being one of the best place to visit in Bangkok for street food, but it can feel a little over whelming if this is your first visit. With the crowded streets and building signs lit up above Chinatown can make the rest of Bangkok look peaceful – okay, maybe that’s a stretch!
Breaking away from the typical tourist fare and joining us as we eat our way through the neighborhood is the perfect way for you to familiarise yourself with the area and some of its best kept culinary secrets!
After we have your belly pleasantly full and a smile on your face, you’ll have some new insight into some of the most typical and popular dishes for Thais in Chinatown, including Chinese pastries in a shop steeped with history and tradition as well as Chinese donuts from our favourite street vendor.
On a savoury note, we’ll fill you up with some of the amazing Thai takes on Chinese traditional fare, such the city’s #1 ranked roasted pork rice and one of our favourite spots for white peppered noodles! Sorry our vegetarian/no pork friends, unfortunately Chinese food isn’t so friendly when it comes to dietary restrictions. For all the vegetarians out there, definitely try our Taste of Thailand Village of Love tour for a meat-free option!
We’ll top it all off with Chinese goodies, paying nod to some of the most popular traditional Thai/Chinese desserts made from all types of ingredients from coconut, to pandan leaves, to sesame seeds – aroi mak mak!
Not only do we have fun tasting some great dishes, we also show you the best of Chinatown’s attractions.
Colourful Chinatown district runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle, where a huge ceremonial Chinese gate unmistakably marks the entrance – the gates are a spectacular site (and make for some nice photos!!).
Wat Tramit is home to The Golden Buddha (officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon), which is the world’s largest solid gold statue, and weighs a massive 5.5 tons. The Buddha was in fact only discovered by accident after it was accidentally dropped as it was being moved. The cracked plaster revealed a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha.
Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, our Chinatown food tour is an experience you will not want to miss.