I tried two different tours on two separate occasions. Both had easy meeting up directions. My guide for the day tour of the Historic Bangrak tour was Win who was friendly and attentive enough.
There were a handful of historical/cultural stops along the way included with our stops at 6 different eateries including one that we took a short ferry ride accross the river to get to. I'm not sure if this was an extra or not but we also stopped at a sidewalk stall for some fairly tasty grilled thai sausages. This was not mentioned on the web site nor on the handout given by Win at the start.
Most of the restaurants were not busy at the times we were there. Perhaps that is why the tour is timed to start at 9:45-10 am, non peak times. But that is how we gauge if a restaurant is good, if they are busy with locals. None the less, there was plenty if not too much food and they were diverse and delicious. Some of my favorites was the crispy catfish, which was chopped up catfish meat mixed with spices and very light bread crumbs (panko?), then deep fried and served with a dipping sauce of I think, onion, garlic, chili and fish sauce. The "pho" like noodle soup dish with chicken and a curry sauce was also very good. The roti at Kallaprapruek is very unusual because it's fried so it comes out very crispy and tasty. You get something icy cold to drink with every sitting too. The tour ended in less than 3 hours for our group because we didn't linger at each sitting.
The Chinatown night food tour was definitely a winner. Our guide's name was Gai, (it means chicken in thai) and he was excellent. Gai was knowledgeable and entertaining. Here we also saw a handful of historical sites in the chinatown area while walking to eating sites. All the food we tried were from busy local spots and they were mostly unusual items I had not ever tried or heard of before. One of my favorites was the barbacue pork bun from this stand outside connected to a restaurant that sells these delicious buns. I've eaten GOOD barbacue pork buns from Hong Kong, from San Francisco, and these are pretty darn good. The peppered noodle soup with crispy skin roast pork pieces was very good as well. A very unusual dish with the black pepper flavor. The crispy skin roast pork was lean and remained crispy even in the soup. Delicious!
Most of the dishes contain pork except for the desserts. So just be aware, ya gotta like pork. They will adjust for you with requests if you are vegetarian but options are slim.
I love this concept.....Food tours!! Thank you Gai for leading such a fun tour. I enjoyed the night tour much more than the day tour.
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