Cook Like a Local in Bangkok
Think Thailand, think food! Bursting with flavor, the cuisine features a harmonious blend of salty, sweet and sour pulled together by the brightness of fresh herbs and the pop of chilly heat. A trip to the market and a cooking class is a perfect way to experience the culture and to cook like a local in Bangkok.
Thailand’s capital is a foodie’s paradise. The city has an abundance of food markets to explore, not only on land, but also on water. Think floating markets such as Khlong Toey Market – known as a “fresh” market. All the food is incredibly fresh, supplying nearly half of Bangkok with fresh seafood, meat, and poultry on a daily basis. This huge market also carries appliances and other household supplies, so it is truly a one-stop shop.
Another place to check out is the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market. It is open 24 hours a day and even though it sells fruits and vegetables, it is primarily a flower market. Locals and florists alike get their flowers here. Wander through the fragrant stalls during the day, or plan your visit near midnight when all the flower deliveries begin coming in. Witnessing the hustle and bustle of the workers unloading the stunning amount of flowers is truly an experience.
Taling Chan is a great day trip floating market near Bangkok. Take boat ride through the canal and get an up-close look at the vendors selling fresh grilled seafood or steaming noodles. Make sure you go hungry because you’ll definitely want to indulge in some of the delicious dishes you find.
Learn how to cook like a local at the Blue Elephant Cooking School. The School offers many options for cooking classes, some include a trip to the market to pick out all the ingredients for your meal. After the shopping, you will learn how to cook your favorite Thai classics in the School’s modern facilities. You will be able to enjoy your meal upon creation. This is definitely a unique team-building activity.