There are many Thai dishes that are in risk of disappearing from popular culture, especially royal Thai cuisine. The royal Thai cuisine is very unique in flavor. It is aThai art fo that deserves to be preserved. The Kudeejeen neighborhood, only 30 minutes away from Bangkok city center, is best known for old Portuguese and Chinese influences from a hundred years ago. Due to the foreign influences, Kudeejeen is also known for its Portugese-Thai-Chinese cuisines. This is the birthplace of many famous royal Thai cuisines such as Kra Tong Tong, Chor Muang, and Lum, which has been influenced by many cultures. Through this experience, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience of cooking famous royal Thai cuisine that has hundred years of history, guided by a local chef.
-Have fun with hands on experience of being a royal chef, guided by local chefs
-Taste royal cuisines you cooked yourself!
-Learn about the culinary history of this area, and how people can live in harmony at Kudeejeen Community even though they have different cultures
-Enjoy a local walking tour
We will hop on the Chao Phraya river boat at 9 a.m., cruising to Yodpiman pier, where we can take a boat crossing the Chao Phraya to Wat Kalayanamitr pier. After that, we will walk through the pathway along the temple, leading to a lost treasure of a community called "Kudeejeen Community," where our kind host, P'Tan, is awaiting. She will tell you the impressive story of the Kudeejeen royal cuisine. Best known for its foreign influence, Kudeejeen community exists as a perfect harmony between different cultures that traces back to the influx of Portugese immigrants during the time before Bangkok became the capital city of Thailand. One of these valuable cultures is the cuisine. Kudeejeen locals have infused foreign techniques with local Thai tastes. Menu items here are simple yet historical.
Then, we will get together to learn how to cook Kudeejeen appetizer, lef by P'Tan at her residence. We will then enjoy the delicious lunch you cooked together.
We will have a short walk in Kudeejeen community after lunch. We will going to visit the local community museum. This museum is managed and own by local residence, Ms. Tong, who wants to preserve the community's history for the next generation. This museum contains all antique items from the owner ancestor. We will get a clearer picture about community's history and how foreigner influence to Thai society in the old day. There are much more stories of Kudeejeen than we can share with you here!
At the end of the walking tour, we will walk back to Kalayanamitr pier and hop on a river harbor crossing back to Yodpiman pier. Bangkok being as big of a metropolis as it is today, there is still has a huge population of residents who live by the water in very traditional ways.
We will conclude this memorable one-day trip by sending you off at Yodpiman market around 2 p.m.
Tour will be departure every Thursday, minimum 4 persons for this tour, it may not run if there are not enough people registered