Thailand: A Culinary Journey
Thailand is often a destination hand-picked for its beaches, rich culture and incredible affordability. Add ‘culinary’ to that list and discover why Thailand is a top choice for travellers from around the world.
From street vendors to Michelin Star restaurants, the diversity of Thai cuisine is abundant.
Experience a ‘Taste of Thailand’ with Jade Tours’ amazing culinary travel package that will introduce you to three different regions of Thailand and will showcase a diverse range of food and local experiences.
Begin your journey in the city of Chiang Mai, the ‘cultural-heart of northern Thailand’ and famous for its laid-back vibe and unique ‘northern’ cuisine. Like its language, culture, and history, Chiang Mai food is distinct from other regions of the country. The curries are milder, sticky rice is served instead of steamed rice and simple ingredients like rice and noodles are staples, and provide an excellent introduction to the diverse taste sensations that visitors will encounter on any visit to Thailand.
Enjoy a Thai cooking class at the Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School that includes a visit to a local market to shop for local ingredients before learning to prepare your own special dishes with recipes that you can later share with your family and friends once you return home. Relax and soak in the warm northern Thai hospitality at the charming Yaang Come Village Hotel before you leave for the next part of your culinary adventure in southern Thailand.
As one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations, Ko Samui is also a gourmet paradise. Expect to find a wide variety of seafood options and island staples, like massaman and panang curries, phad Thai, and mango sticky rice. Food eateries range from simple street carts to lavish upscale dining at luxury hotels.
Get ready to pamper yourself at the luxurious Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, a resort dedicated to providing relaxation and rejuvenation. Featuring a wide variety of activities and beautiful accommodation, Zazen also offers a healthy menu with organic, wheat-free and gluten-free products as well as vegetarian options.
Learn to prepare new recipes at one of the island’s top culinary schools, the Samui Institute of Culinary Arts (SITCA). This school was opened in 1999 and offers hands-on cooking classes.
The last part of your amazing journey is to the bustling capital city of Bangkok. Here you’ll discover street food vendors on every corner selling tasty snacks and flavourful Thai dishes. Stay at the lovely boutique hotel VIE Bangkok, discover the city’s vibrant culinary scene, and visit iconic attractions, and see why over 64% of Canadians keep returning to Thailand.