- Floating markets are a Bangkok must-see
- Learn how to cook Pad Thai from a local
Wonderful tour with the best guide! As a vegetarian, I was a little worried about going to a food market and traditional Thai cooking, but Maitree went above and beyond to introduce me to the most interesting and delicious vegetarian options in the market and also in cooking veg pad thai! So even if you're vegetarian, don't hesitate! It was such a unique opportunity to see local life just outside bustling Bangkok with an excellent guide.
This lovely Bangkok gift experience gives you an authentic look at city life for the locals. You’ll start with a guided visit to the Khlong Lat floating market, one of the oldest and most famous around, and not at all touristy - in fact it’s not unusual for guests on this tour to be the only foreigners at the market! Boats line the riverfront selling their wares, and you’ll wander around, bartering for ingredients and immersing yourself in the colours and aromas of a typical Thai market.
After filling your baskets, it’s part two of the tour. You’re invited to your guide’s own home, where his
grandmother will give you a masterclass in preparing one of the most popular dishes in Thai cuisine -
Pad Thai. Noodles are stir-fried with egg, tofu, fish sauce, peanuts, shrimp and chili pepper, as well as
several other tasty ingredients. It’s a classic dish, but one it’s important to get right. This lady has
years of practise behind her, and she’ll show you all the little tricks. Then, sit down to enjoy your
shared meal, and learn more about life in Bangkok.