Dining Experiences you Shouldn’t Miss When In Thailand

Going on a food trip in Thailand is easy. Everywhere you go, you’ll find delicious eats– from tasty snacks to full-course meals. From the bustling Bangkok to the unspoiled beaches of Pattaya, there’s always a way to make your tummy full without having to go broke. Here are some of the best dining experiences you shouldn’t miss in Thailand!


Seafood street food along Chinatown

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Satisfy your seafood cravings at T&K Seafood, a stall along Bangkok’s Chinatown. It’s highly recommended by locals for fresh and reasonably priced seafood. Try their black pepper crab and shrimp fried rice for a filling dinner. Don’t forget tom yum goong that’s a bestseller, too. Expect queues during peak hours as it tends to get crowded come dinner time.

Address: 49-51 Soi Phadung Dao Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand
Operating Hours: 4:30 pm to 2 am (Monday to Sunday)


Indulge yourself with Pad Thai in Blue Elephant

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Your Thai experience wouldn’t be complete without ever trying the famous pad thai. This tasty, savory rice noodle dish is a staple in many restaurants in Thailand. And if you want to indulge in Thai cuisine, Blue Elephant is your best option. This restaurant is known for authentic Thai food. This Michelin-starred restaurant also offers cooking classes for those interested in cooking experiences.

Address: 233 Thanon Sathon Tai, Yannawa BTS Surasak, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Operating hours: 11:30 am to 9 pm (Monday to Sunday)



Taste the best bubble tea at KOI The

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Milk teas are a must-try when spending summer in Thailand. There are hundreds of milk tea shops in the country, but nothing beats KOI The. It’s not your ordinary milk tea shop as they take their tea seriously. Order their Golden Bubble Milk Tea, a rich and creamy beverage. What people love about this bubble tea is the bouncy golden bubbles made to perfection. 

Address: No. K106, 1St Floor 99,99/1 Moo 4, Super Highway Rd. Faham , Muang Chiangmai , Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Operating Hours: 9 am to 8 pm (Monday to Sunday)


Bangkok Manohra Dining Cruise Experience

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Another dining experience to try in Thailand is via a must-try dining cruise. See panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River while onboard a rice barge called Manohra and enjoy delicious Thai food for dinner. From savory Thai dishes and the well-loved mango sticky rice, you get sumptuous food onboard! Enjoy this dinner cruise while seeing Thailand’s iconic attractions. 

Meeting point: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort, 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok, 10600 (1F by the dock)
Check-in time: 6:30 pm
Cruise time: 7 pm to 9 pm 



Mango Sticky Rice for dessert at Kor Panich

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You’ll find this staple dessert elsewhere, but if you want to try the best, go to Kor Panich. Kor Panich is backed by 80 yrs of experience in creating their version of mango sticky rice, through their heirloom recipe. It’s a no-frills storefront shop near Grand Palace that sells the iconic, melt-in-your-mouth dessert made better by the sweet mangoes. Kor Panich also offers a durian version as delicious as its bestseller.

Address: 431 433 Thanon Tanao, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Operating hours: 7 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday); Closed on Sundays
Facebook: Kor Panich 


Cocktail night at The Bamboo Bar

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Going to nightclubs and bars in Thailand is an unmissable experience. And if you plan to experience nightlife in Thailand, look no further than The Bamboo Bar, part of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2022. Enjoy drinks created by their award-winning mixologist team. The Bamboo Bar’s your go-to for pleasant dinner over aperitif cocktails and appetizers. 

Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Operating hours: 5 pm to 1 am (Sunday to Thursday); 5 pm to 2 am (Friday to Saturday)



Chiang Mai Culinary Course at Grandma’s Home Cooking School

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What better way to enjoy Thai food than by learning to cook it yourself? At Grandma’s Home Cooking School, they offer short culinary courses for guests. Here, you can discover secret recipes and create Thai dishes from scratch. Starting with a market run and a trip to an organic farm in the morning, you learn how to pick fresh ingredients. With the guidance of professional chefs, you can cook your own green curry, green papaya salad, mango sticky rice, or stir-fried noodles.

Address: Grandma’s Home Cooking School, Saraphi, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Miracle Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Who says airports are only made for flying? At the cozy Miracle Lounge in Suvarnabhumi Airport, expect sumptuous treats to fill your stomach. The food bar offers delicious snacks for hungry travelers in their bright and spacious lounge. They also have juice, tea, and alcoholic beverage selections too. In this lounge, you can enjoy eating while waiting for your flight!

Address:999 Moo 1, Nong Prue Subdistrict, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province 10540, Thailand


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