Bangkok Backstreet Food Tasting Tour

Yaowarat Rd, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand (0)
from/per person $45
  • Eat & Drink
  • 12 people maximum
  • 16+ tastings
  • 4 - 4.5 hours
  • English language
  • Licensed guide
  • Yaowarat Road


Bored with pad Thai on Khao San Road?



  • 4 – 4.5 hour guided walking tour along the backstreets of Yaowarat
  • Discover real foodie spots
  • 17 food and drink tastings (we recommend skipping lunch!)
  • Learn about the history and ingredients of Thai cuisine
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Refreshing Thai drinks and water
  • Fully licensed guide (who’s also a chef)
  • Small group size with a maximum of 12 guests

Beginning as the afternoon cools your guide, chef Nutth will lead you at a leisurely pace to some of the coolest parts of Chinatown. Amble through the maze of alleys, peek into homes and temples, stop to eat or walk with Thai drinks and snacks. We recommend skipping lunch, after 17 different food and drink tastings, you’re gonna be feeling full!

Chef Nutth will explain the history of the area, it’s people and their food, point out and explain the raw produce on sale and lead you from one hidden gem to another. Gorge on lemongrass infused mussels, rich peanut satay with grilled coconut chicken, hot steamed buns, the best Thai curry in Bangkok and much, much more. As the sun sets you will reach the main strip in all its neon glory, here you will sample a strange but refreshing local dessert. We round the tour off with everyone’s  favourite……fresh deep fried doughnuts accompanied by Thai green pandan custard.

These tours have been carefully designed to balance the five taste sensations – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami.

Chef Nutth has planned this tour carefully, taking into account the weather, crowds, and timing to ensure you get the best culinary experience possible and the opportunity for some really awesome photo opportunities.

This is a food adventure for chefs and foodies alike.

Note: Unfortunately, this tour isn’t suitable for vegetarians.

The menu

We recommend not eating much on the day of the tour. By the time you finish this tour you’re gonna be feeling seriously full. Im mak as they say in Thailand.

  • Crispy pork with Thai dipping sauce
  • Shanghai-style steamed pork wontons
  • Steamed mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil
  • Grilled clams with spicy dipping sauce
  • Chinese chive fried dumplings
  • Coconut chicken skewers with satay peanut sauce and ajat cucumber relish
  • Exotic seasonal fruit tasting such as mangosteens and rambutans
  • Back alley workers’ noodles
  • Meat-on-a-stick selection with five Thai dipping sauces and herbs
  • Red or green Thai curry from 80-year-old street stall
  • Chrysanthemum tea stop outside a traditional old town house
  • Cured red sausage tasting
  • Cold luo han guo Chinese herbal tea
  • Steamed pillow buns stuffed with sweet black sesame paste
  • Deep fried crab rolls with sweet sauce
  • Traditional Thai iced dessert
  • Fried doughnuts with pandan custard

Bangkok Backstreet Food Tasting Tour

Note: Although we visit every stop, we cannot guarantee every vendor is available. In the unlikely event a vendor is closed for the evening, an alternative will be found.

How to book

To book, select the tour and your date in the right hand column or press the ‘Book Now’ button and use your card to secure your booking. Alternatively to book a private tour, contact us on More questions? Take a look at our FAQs.

Meeting point

The tour begins from Yaowarat’s Chinatown Gate. 322 Tri Mit Rd, Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong. Your guide will be wearing A Chef’s Tour t-shirt and holding a sign. We’ll provide more details along with the address in Thai on your voucher to show your taxi driver.

What to expect

This tour is designed for adventurous eaters with an interest in discovering the food locals eat. It’s a walking tour, but the pace is gentle, the terrain flat and there are plenty of rest (eating) stops along the way. Wear comfortable shoes. During rainy season, please bring an umbrella as tours go ahead rain or shine! Be prepared for a cultural experience and a taste of local life that’s very different from back home.

Any questions, please contact us at or your guide through the contact details on your ticket.


All year round
Monday Closed
Tuesday 16.30 - 20.30
Wednesday 16.30 - 20.30
Thursday 16.30 - 20.30
Friday 16.30 - 20.30
Saturday 16.30 - 20.30
Sunday 16.30 - 20.30

Bangkok Backstreet Food Tasting Tour


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