Foodies' Food Tour in Hua Hin
jok moo (rice congee with pork), served with Thai coffee with condensed milk. Also try
ba thong gor (Thai doughnuts), before a casual stroll over to the Chat Chai fresh produce market to explore what the vendors have to offer.
The sights, sounds, and smells of the lively, century-old market are thoroughly enticing. Sample tropical fruits such as mangosteen, jackfruit, dragonfruit, longan, and rambutan. Taste food cooked or prepared fresh in and around the market — designed to feed hungry locals who love to graze all day. Afterward, take a leisurely walk to meet a couple of ladies who have been serving some of Hua Hin's best fried banana for over 70 years. These gals are the perfect photo opportunity.
Then we hit the streets of Hua Hin, tasting as we go, while learning about what makes Thai food so good. This walking tour covers about 1 mile (2.5 km) in 3.5 hours. Hear tips on choosing the best dishes and meet some of the street vendors who have been feeding locals and travelers for generations.
After a short walk you'll encounter a vendor selling southern Thai cuisine. Taste pungent flavors of spices such as turmeric while you try
kua kling (dried curry of minced pork),
moo wan (sweet pork), and
gaeng leuang gai (yellow chicken curry). Nearby, savor fragrant steamed duck called
pet paloe. Slightly further on, stop for
som tam (green papaya salad), which is practically a national dish. Discover
nam jim, the
dipping sauce that brings it all together, and taste six of the best with
khao niaw, or sticky rice.
You'll sample over 15 Thai snack foods, salads, fruits, desserts and drinks, along with a few surprises, with numerous rest breaks to recharge. Gain insider knowledge and return to your hotel with new culinary expertise.
Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked, however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there are closures.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (distance restrictions apply). If you are outside our free pickup zone, which is in the Hua Hin city or Khao Takiab areas, there will be a transportation surcharge
- Food and drink tastings (around 15 items)
- Traditional Thai breakfast
- Exploration of Hua Hin's Chat Chai Market
- Taste street food in and around the market
- Sample some Thai sweets that will surprise and delight the senses
- Southern & Isaan (NorthEastern) Food
- English speaking local guide
- Personal expenses
- Alcohol (may be purchased)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of the Hua Hin City and Khao Takiab areas. If you are staying outside of our free pickup zone, there will be a transportation surcharge. Feast Thailand will contact you after your booking is confirmed to inform you of this surcharge. This will need to be paid at the commencement of your tour.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Tour is not suitable for guests who are gluten intolerant or who have a nut allergy
- Tour is not suitable for strict vegetarians, as it is difficult to avoid fish and oyster sauces. We can cater for Vegetarians who eat these sauces, however they may not get the full amount of advertised tastes
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements upon booking. A moderate amount of relaxed walking is involved, approximately 2.5 km over 3.5 hours, with many breaks along the way. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat
- Minimum tour numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation, even after confirmation, if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative, or full refund.
- Feast Thailand carries compulsory Travel Accident Insurance, which is required by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This policy is underwritten by AXA Insurance Public Company Limited. All guests on a booking must advise their name, passport number, nationality and date of birth in order to be insured, as required by Thai law. This information is confidential and will not be used in any other way.
A very authentic Thai food experience highlighting a good cross section of Hua Hin's Market and street food culture. Not to be missed.
Forget coloured curries and Pad Thai. If you want to find out more about different Thai food you won't go wrong. Knowledge tour guide Kate and her assistant Pookie took us on this culinary adventure including a very interesting tour of the markets and visits to street food traders and little restaurants with specialty dishes to die for.