Calling all foodies. Want to discover what real Northern Thai cuisine is all about? Forget the tourist markets and hop onboard our daily small-group adventure limited to just 8 exclusive guests. Over 4 hours you'll ride around Chiang Mai in a classic rod daeng truck in search of the best hidden eats in the city from small hole-in-the-wall joints to bustling indoor food markets. While sampling over 15 different tastes of Northern Thai food, your guide will help you understand the region's flavors and the history which has impacted on its dishes. Get stuck into the best sai oua sausage in town, slurp on delicious nam ngiaw noodles and gobble up refreshing tea and tamarind leaf salads not found anywhere else in Chiang Mai.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thanin Market, Chiang MaiGreet your guide at the beautiful Wat Lok Moli temple along the edge of the city's moat at 5pm and kick start the evening with a plate of braised pork in Chinese five spice from the famous cowgirl. Afterwards, you'll hop on board the group's private rod deang truck and be whisked away to one of the finest fresh food markets in Thailand where your guide will teach you all about Thai ingredients and their uses. Don't worry, there's lots of little morsels to try along the way including the best sai oua sausage in town. Back on board, you'll drive to an impossible-to-find Burmese restaurants tucked away in a residential area outside the city walls where a spread of salads and dips will be freshly prepared. While you sample tasty tea and tamarind leaf salads, nam prik pu peanut dips with jungle greens, zingy miang kham leaf wraps and crunchy pork crackling with nam prik num bought from the market, you'll learn about the Burmese influence of Chiang Mai after 200 years ruling the city. En route to Warorat Market, you'll stop by a tiny family run restaurant that serves up the best Northern Thai herbal larb and sticky slow-cooked hang le pork curry best eaten with the rolled balls of sticky rice. On reaching the market, your guide will lead you away from the tourist spots to a small stall holder that's been making the finest nam ngaiw noodles in town for decades. Trust us. You'll never taste anything like it. This gastronomic tour finishes along the southern moat where you'll try a range of desserts like little deep fried sweet potato balls, an ancient Thai dish made from coconut cream and rice flour and a bowl of fiery ginger infused syrup and silken tofu. At the end, your guide will direct you on how to get back to your hotel which are typically close by. Leave with a deeper appreciation of Northern Thai cuisine and culture. It'll be like no food tour you've ever done before.Duration: 4 hours