Guided tour

Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour

Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour
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From US$ 54.44 per person

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With its sheer number of dishes, it's hard to grasp Northern Thai cuisine. Top that with the language barrier and it's easy to see why often people stick to pad Thai. Fear not. Join this foodie tour and hit the ground running!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience over 15 Northern Thai dishes and snacks
  • Ride around in a private rod deang truck
  • Discover the history and culture of Thai cuisine
  • Eat with locals at hidden street joints
  • Come away with a deeper understanding of Thai Northern culture
Full description
The tour kicks off at the grounds of Wat Lok Moli Temple in central Chiang Mai. Greet your guide and fellow guests and hop aboard the traditional rod deang truck and take a ride up to the best indoor produce market in Thailand. Your foodie guide will take you on a tour and in between learning about the ingredients that go into Northern Thai cuisine, you'll snack on plenty of different Northern Thai classics. Expect things like herbal sai oua sausage, pork crackling with a nam prik num dipping sauce, deep-fried tofu and traditional Thai-style crispy crepes. Once you've had your fill, it's back onboard for the short journey to one of Chiang Mai's most fascinating districts. The city's most famous dish is khao soi, a fragrant coconut curry topped with crispy noodles, shallots and lime. Head to a tucked away little joint that serves the very best in town. The truck leaves at this point and your guide will take you on a walking tour through the area. Stop for a Thai iced tea and find out how Thailand's favorite drink is made before dropping into a local semi-outdoor eatery which specialises in gai yang chicken. Watch as your spatchcocked beauty sizzles over a charcoal grill before its served with zingy papaya salad. The tour concludes at a little ice cream maker whose been churning out creamy desserts since the 1970s. The choice of flavour is up to you, but you're in Thailand, so you'd be disappointed if you stick to vanilla. Afterwards, say goodbye to your fellow guests. Your guide will help you find transport back to your hotel should you wish.
  • Expert foodie guide
  • Ride around in a traditional truck for the evening
  • Over 15 food and drink tastings
  • Bottled water
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 guests
  • Local taxes paid
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in the grounds of the famous Wat Lok Molee Temple, located not far from the center of the city. Once you enter the temple grounds, turn left and your guide will be waiting under the large decorated tree next to the four headed statue. Please leave with plenty of time to arrive promptly. If you are travelling by taxi, please give the following details to your driver: วัดโลกโมฬี ถนน มณีนพรัตน์

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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We had a wonderful tour with Moui. She was very knowledgeable and showed us numerous interesting restaurants and dishes. We definitely would not have been able to find a lot of the restaurants without her. And even if we could, we would not have been able to order. These restaurants were small, local places and it was great to eat what the locals eat.

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August 1, 2022

This was a truly fantastic and knowledgeable food tour where you’d find spots that would be hard to find a tourist new to a city or like me and my boyfriend not here very long. Interesting facts about the area, it’s influences and it’s good. Our guide too was fabulous

May 1, 2022

We had a great day with our guide (Mouie?) today. She is very knowledgeable about the history of food in Thailand and enthusiastic in her delivery. There is a lot of food to eat in 4 hours, but you can choose to eat as little or much as you like. I recommend doing this tour at the beginning of your vacation if you can. It may make you more aware of the food possibilities during the rest of your vacation (including eating worms and insects if you choose to do so!)

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January 12, 2020

Product ID: 177759