Chinese tourists who usually came to Thailand love to try Thai foods because of its unique taste. Although Thai food is very popular on an international level, some Chinese tourists still don’t know about it. Thus, to show the variety of Thai foods, we have gathered the top 5 Thai foods that are most popular among Chinese tourists.
1. Papaya Salad with blue crab
Fresh blue crabs mixed with a spicy papaya salad is the best menu for Chinese tourists. The mix of ingredients gives a superb taste.
Recommended restaurant : Zabb One Ratchada is a Thai Isan style food restaurant that is popular among tourists in the Ratchada area.
Location : Soi Ratchada 4 Ratchadapisek Street, Khweang Huay Khwang, Bangkok
Hours : Open 10.00 AM. Closes 23.00 PM.
Tel : 081 751 3181
2. Spicy soup with prawns (Tom Yum Goong)
A fusion of many flavors and ingredients make Spicy Soup with prawns (Tom Yum Goong) popular among tourist around the world. You can choose from two different styles of spicy soup, a clear spicy soup or a thick spicy soup.
Recommended restaurant : Laem Charoen Seafood is a seafood restaurant which provides seafood from a one of a kind Thai taste. Spicy prawns are one of the most popular among tourists.
Location : Central World shopping Center, 3rd floor
Hours : Open 11.00 AM. Close 22.00 PM.
Tel : 02 646 1040
3. Stir Fried Chinese Morning Glory
Stir Fried Chinese Morning Glory with Seasoning , Thai style is an interesting menu choice. Minced pork or crispy pork can be added to this dish to make it even tastier. Moreover, Stir Fried Chinese Morning Glory with rice gruel is also a great anytime meal.
Recommended restaurant : Som Yot Khaotom Rop Duek is a restaurant located in the ChokChai4 area offering more than 200 dishes with affordable prices.
Location : ChokChai4 Soi72, ChokChai4 Street, Khet Lad Praw, Bangkok
Hours : Open 17.00 PM. Close 04.00 AM.
Tel : 085 224 4617, 089 885 5574
4. Stir-Fried Crab in Curry Powder
Stir-Fried Crab in Curry Powder is a famous dish found in many restaurants in Thailand. The perfect combination of fresh crab and curry powder gives this dish an extraordinary taste on many levels..
Recommended Restaurant : Somboon Potchana is known for its excellent tasting Stir-Fried Crab in Curry Powder. There are 8 branches of Somboon Potchana around Greater Bangkok.
Location : 167/9-12 Huay khwang Intersection, Ratchadapisek Street, Khet Dindang, Bangkok
Hours : Open 16.00 PM. Close 23.30 PM.
5. Minced Pork with Thai Basil
Minced Pork with Thai basil is one of the most well-known Thai dishes. This dish has a taste that is unmatched but is also easy to make. In addition, for this dish, you can substitute the minced pork with whatever meat you prefer.
Recommended restaurant : The Terrace is a Thai restaurant located in shopping centers around Bangkok. It has existed for over 30 years and has an ability of combining great quality, fresh ingredients, and uncommon tastes to represent Thai food in a unique way.
Location : In Central Ladprao shopping Center on the 5th floor
Hours : Open 10.00 AM. Close 21.15 PM.
Tel : 02 541 1943
When talking about “Chatuchak Market”, everyone knows Chatuchak as the most famous shopping area in Thailand which is only open on the weekend. You can travel to Chatuchak Market by Sky Train (BTS) or MRT train where you will be dropped off at Chatuchak station. There are many souvenir shops located here. Let’s see what the hot items are!
“Thai Textile” One of the coolest item for tourists
Thai textile is a cool item for tourist to buy as souvenirs. The process of making Thai textiles is a Thai local wisdom which has been preserved and handed down from many generations. Many products are produced using Thai textile such as clothes, bags and etc. Moreover, beautiful patterns of Thai textile is most charming in attracting tourist at Chatuchak market to buy them as souvenirs.
“Thai Boxing trousers” Best item for boxing lovers
Boxing trousers are such an awesome item for Thai boxing lovers. Colorful trousers with big Thai text written on the front is synonymous with Thai boxing. Many people around the world know Thai boxing as a martial art that uses every part of your body.
“Fragrance candles” An item for relaxation
Apart from Thai textiles and Thai Boxing trousers. fragrance candles and spa products are interesting souvenir items for visitors to purchase. The scent, color and shape of a fragrance candle is a beautiful item to decorate your home and make you feel relaxed.
“Thai wood carving” Stunning furniture items
Thai wood carvings can be a stunning furniture addition for your home decoration. Chairs, tables and many products that are carved from Thai wood represents the ‘Thainess,” of Thailand. Elephant wood carvings are very popular among tourists.
“Thai herbal balm” An impressive item
Thai herbal balm is a Thai local product which has a specific fresh scent. Moreover, Thai herbal balm is used as Thai traditional medicine, and its benefits include the relief of headaches, body pain, and car sickness. These are reasons why Thai herbal balm is one of the most popular products among tourists to purchase.
Whoever is looking for awesome souvenir items, don’t miss out on visiting “Chatuchak Market,” open from 10.00 AM. on Saturday and Sunday. You will completely love this place.
Tourists know Bangkok as a tourist destination that is rich in culture and lifestyle. There are also many destinations that represent a certain “Thainess” like the “Floating Markets”. Floating Markets are a well-known destination around Bangkok. There unique lifestyle on boats are a very attractive destination for tourists. Let’s see where the best floating markets near Bangkok are located.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is located in Bang Ra Mat Street which is very close to Bangkok. You can enjoy the lifestyle of a riverside market where many people come to sell their products like fruits, food and vegetable on their longboats.
There are many products sold along the canal. You can walk along the canal to experience the lifestyle of a floating market. Varieties of food like Grilled fish, Pork Satay with Thai Spices and Peanut Sauce Recipe, Stir Fried Rice Noodle (Pad Thai), and Noodle are sold much as they have been for hundreds of years.
Klong Lat mayom floating market is one of the best options for you to visit if you would like to experience this lifestyle. This market is only open on Saturdays and Sundays and also during holidays from 08.00 – 17.00 AM.
“Klong bang Luang floating market” where you can visit the Thai Puppet performance
Klong bang luang floating market is located in Phasi Charoen area. You can journey by Sky train (BTS) and exit at Bang Wha Market Station, then take a taxi to Charansanitwong Soi3, where you will arrive at Klong Bang Luang floating market. This destination shows it’s Thainess through the Thai Puppets which represents Thai traditional culture. The beauty of the Thai dance is performed by the Thai Puppet Performance group.
The Thai Puppet Performance is the highlight of Klong bang luang floating market. The show is performed at the Artist House. The Artist house is a very old house that was built from wood and upstairs is an open art gallery decorated with drawings and photographs.
Downstairs is an area of art creation, selling of souvenirs and a coffee shop where you can relax. If you are interested in the Thai Puppet Performance, you can visit for free from 14.00 PM. This floating market is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please access : http://www.klongbangluang.com/
“Taling Chan Floating Market” beauty of colorful flowers
Taling Chan Floating Market is located near Taling Chan district office. One of the most famous of the floating markets due to its atmosphere, beautiful and colorful flowers Taling Chan Floating Market attracts many tourists. Many rare flowers and seedlings are planted here.
The floating market has not only many beautiful and colorful flowers, but also is abundant in local wisdom which is very popular among tourist. Thai desserts are also one of the highlights of Taling Chan Floating Market.
Within Taling Chan Market, there are also Thai foods like noodles and stir fried noodles (Pad Thai) on floating raft restaurants which you can enjoy. The atmosphere along the canal at Taling Chan Market is festive and relaxed. It is open every weekend (Saturday-Sunday) from 08.00-17.00 PM.
“Damnoen Saduak Floating Market” Lifestyle along the canal
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the oldest floating markets in Thailand being opened for over 100 years. This floating market is located in Ratchaburi province. The lifestyle of the people who live along the canal is very attractive for tourists. There are many boats floating along both sides of the canal.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is very lively and full of tasty foods that are sold on boats. The public bus (Bangkok-Damnoen Saduak) is one way to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It takes about 2 hours from the Southern Bus Terminal and from Cheong sapan market ,then take a mini bus to Damneon Saduak Floating Market about 1 kilometre. For more information, please contact 0-3224-1023, 0-3234-6161
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market is located near Amphawan Chetiyaram temple, Samut Songkram province. This destination is one of the most popular destination for tourists. Its originality, atmosphere and lifestyle are a charming and attracting notion for tourists. There are a variety of foods along the floating market such as seafood, Thai desserts and Thai style beverages.
Moreover, you can take a longtail boat to explore the local lifestyle along the canal and pay respect to the Buddha at riverside temples. In addition, you can relax at night or look for fireflies by longtail boat. If you would like to visit Amphawa Floating Market, you can journey by car by taking highway 35 (Thonburi - Pakto) to Samut Sakorn downtown, then go directly to highway 325 (Samut Songkram – Bang Pae) until Kilometres 36-37. Turn left to King Rama II Memorial Park. Amphawa Floating Market is near King Rama II Memorial Park and is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 15.00 – 21.00 PM.
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