2. Hua Hin: 3-Hour Local Eats Small-Group Sunset Food Tour
Start the tour at a local market. To say this market is an inside tip is an understatement; it is where locals prefer to purchase all their evening meals, as the vendors and produce are of the highest quality. Discover the suite of fresh ingredients that make up the flavors of Thai food.
Your passionate foodie guide will lead you through the market, as you sample different flavors along the way. Simply try whatever looks tasty to you on that particular day. Taste dishes like Sai Krok Isaan, fermented pork sausage from the northeast region, Khao Kriap Pak Mor, steamed rice dumplings with pork, and seasonal tropical fruits.
Be warned that the atmosphere in the market is absolutely electric, bustling with hundreds of locals picking out their evening meal. If it has rained, the walkways may have puddles, adding to the fun of the experience. Spend over an hour at the market before traveling to a local eatery.
Sample great dishes from Thailand's central and northern regions at an off-the-beaten-path restaurant serving up some interesting cuisine you've probably never tried, but which may become your new favorite. The next stop is at a restaurant specializing in Bplaa Phao, salt-crusted grilled fish, along with other Isaan dishes.
The last stop is an area popular for its street food vendors. Here you will learn about what makes Thai street food so good and how to choose the best menu item. Savor some tasty Thai sweets that will excite and challenge your taste buds from a spectacularly colorful roadside vendor.