Traveling also involves trying out new food and discovering new dishes, tastes, herbs and spices. And what better way to explore this side of a new culture than cooking and sharing a meal together with some local people themselves? Dining out can definitely be fun too, but cooking and eating at a local person’s home is not only more memorable, you’ll also learn a lot more about their lives, country, and food culture. During an evening or afternoon you spend together cooking and eating, you can share stories and more. These personal encounters you make during a trip are often unforgettable. Some cooking classes with locals can also involve traditional methods of cooking where you’ll learn new ways to prepare food.
When you think of Thailand there are a few things that come to mind: tropical islands such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, beautiful white sandy beaches, a friendly welcoming people, and of course, the delicious world famous Thai cuisine. A visit to Thailand should lack a visit to a local food market. There are various food markets available to explore, most cities have one or several. The most famous food market in Thailand is probably the Warorot Food Market in Chiang Mai. Depending on the season, different delicious local specialties will be available. You can eat some great food here, such as northern-style Thai sausage (sai oua), red and green chili sauces(nam prik ong/nam prik noom) and crispy pork skin (cap moo) here. Various grilled meats, ready-to-eat Thai curries and fresh produce and fruit juices are also popular. In Bangkok you can also visit the famous floating markets and experience how the local Thai population used to barter and trade their food.
Getting to know the local cuisine is a fun part of a trip to a new destination. From spicy curries in Thailand, sushi in Japan, masala dosas in India and ceviche in Peru; there is a world of food waiting to be discovered. Get to know the country even better by making a beautiful culinary journey, you’ll learn how to make local dishes in an authentic way, explore colorful markets, and visit restaurants and food stalls. You’ll get plenty of chances to try out various food and drinks and taste all sorts of snacks. Culinary tours differ from country to country, in some places such as India, Indonesia, and Thailand, street food tours are popular. While in destinations such as South Africa, France, New-Zealand, you can participate in wine country tours. These combine wine and food tasting. Our local travel specialists can arrange interesting culinary tours for you.