Food Tour in Bangkok with “A Chef’s Tour”
I got invited by A Chef’s Tour, a new food tour company, to test their Bangkok food tour in Chinatown! After 7 years in Thailand, I think I got a good idea about what is Thai food from a westerner point of view. Did I get impressed? Continue reading …
So I met my guide, Nutt, near the big “Chinatown Gate” of Bangkok. We walked to our first spot while talking about the history of Chinatown and various foodie subjects. Nutt is a chef, so I had a hard time asking him questions he couldn’t answer.
The first spot we went is the popular J&K seafood restaurant. We went for the steamed mussels and boiled cockles, a safe bet!
Next was a street stall selling Kanom Kui Chai. It is a Thai-Chinese snack that I never tried before, it is basically a cake with Chinese chive that is grilled/fried. Somewhat bland, but delicious with sweet soy sauce.
A few meters away was a shop selling satay with a deliciously rich peanut sauce. The shop is very busy and skewers were fresh off the grill.
This one was probably my favorite spot of the tour, it is an egg noodle shop called “bahmee jab kang” that serves “labourers” style noodles, which means in a huge portion! Loads of noodles and big chunks of pork! Very simple dish, but done perfectly. I remember the guide telling me it is the fourth generation running the shop. I will return for sure.
These were only a handful of all the 17 kinds of food tried. I will let you discover the rest.
I think a tour like this one is a great introduction to Thai food and a good way to “break the ice” towards street food. These food stalls can be intimidating for people new in Bangkok and this tour, led by a Chef, let you discover what the Bangkok streets have to offer!
And even me, as a long time expat, I totally enjoyed the tour. Also, the tour takes place late afternoon which has great lighting for photography!
As of now, they got tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. You can check them out on their website at :