We zipped through the historic streets of Old City Bangkok known as the “Rattanakosin” area in our private tuk-tuk. “Rattanakosin” is where most of Bangkok’s must-see sights can be found, including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha).
Along the way, we were able to see historic landmarks and temples as we watched the hustle and bustle of the city around us. All of Taste of Thailand’s tour guides are local experts on the city and give you detailed information on the history of the city, each restaurant, and food stall, as well as the history behind each of the delicious dishes throughout the tour. Our tour guide, Katy, was wonderful and answered all of our questions and made sure all of our needs were met.
First Stop – Congee
Our first destination we tried congee which is a rice soup. It was delicious! The rice is cooked until it breaks down to the consistency of porridge. It can be prepared with or without meat (ours was prepared with meat) and a raw egg is stirred in and it is served with scallions and soy sauce. We were told that this dish is typically served at breakfast but can be eaten at any meal.