Feast Thailand's Jing Jing Tour

Feast Thailand's 'Jing Jing' Tour
'Jing Jing' Tour
Operates: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3:30pm


Duration: Approx 3½ hours


Price: 1,600 ฿ Per Person


Make A Booking >>


Walking Distance: None, as we utilise local transport


Transport: Hotel pickup / dropoff (pickup restrictions apply - click here)


Food Included: Pad Ga-phrao to start, Northern to finish. Isaan, Southern and more in between. Around 15+ items, culminating in an early dinner at a beautiful, secret Hua Hin garden restaurant


Note: This tour is not suitable for strict vegetarians. Please see our FAQS

The term 'Jing Jing' means real or authentic. For us, it’s about doing Thai food justice.

This tour is deliberately designed with the more experienced Thai traveller in mind. It is for the traveller looking to find new and exciting Thai dishes that they have not yet tried. We try some spicy dishes along with more mild ones; all exhibiting that wonderful Thai ‘balance’.

This tour embraces the addictive flavours of the chilli pepper and its relationship, some would say marriage, to Thai food. All dishes will showcase how the Thai people achieve their different levels of spice using ingredients like chilli or peppercorns, along with standard things like garlic and ginger.

You may find it hard to believe, but the humble chilli is not native to Thailand. It found its way here with Portuguese navigators in the 16th century via developed trade routes. It’s very difficult to imagine Thai food without chilli, so symbiotic is the relationship, yet contrary to popular belief, not all Thais love their food searingly hot. Many prefer to opt for a more medium spice level. As long as the dish and meal are in balance, it all works. This is how we will be sampling Thai food.

We start the afternoon sampling a dish which is popular all over Thailand; Pad Ga-phrao ผัดกะเพรา, a stir fry using a paste of fresh chillies and garlic. This dish should be quite spicy and with the addition of lots of 'holy basil' at the end, have a wonderful peppery mouthfeel. We will taste it the way it was made traditionally, before bringing your mouth back to prepare you for our next destination.

We then travel a short distance to awaken our taste buds a little further at a roadside vendor either just outside the Chat Chai Market or Big G. Here we will be trying Yam Naem Khao Thot ยำแหนมข้าวทอด, a fermented pork salad with broken up crispy rice balls scattered through; an absolute flavour sensation!

We jump back on board our transport to sample the joy that is Isaan - NorthEastern food. You can't really use the term 'Jing Jing' without sampling Isaan food - the flavour explosion region of Thailand. Here we try a dish which is fast becoming Thailand's national dish, Som Dtam ส้มตำ - Green Papaya Salad; though we will pick one of the myriad variations to the standard papaya, just to challenge your taste buds. We pair this with Khanom Jeen (ขนมจีน) - Fermented Rice Noodles. We also try a spicy dish called Soop Nor Mai ซุบหน่อไม้! It is a hot 'n' sour Isaan warm bamboo shoot salad, rather than a soup. It seems very herby and is usually dark green in colour, due to the inclusion of Bai Yaa-naang ใบย่านาง, a leafy plant unique to SE Asia; this also helps to reduce the bitterness of the bamboo shoots. We will also show you how to bring that heat, or burn, down, to get your mouth ready to move to our next location.

As with all Thai meals, we will be striving for balance, so not everything will be seriously hot, but it's all sure to be tasty.

Our next stop is in the back streets of Hua Hin. Here we try some southern food, which is often redolent of Indian spices like turmeric. Dishes will include Bplaa Dook Fuu Phat Phrik Gaeng ปลาดุกฟูผัดพริกแกง, a stir fried curry of crispy shredded catfish, as well as either Sa-dtor Phat Phrik Gaeng สะตอผัดพริกแกง, a stir fried curry of stink beans with prawn or Khua Gling คั่วกลิ้ง, a dry-fried yellow pork curry that is simply delicious.

Our last stop is a restaurant not known to many. Its location is difficult to find for travellers and many locals also do not know of it. It is a beautiful garden setting serving both Northern dishes and unique noodle ones.

Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked, however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there are closures.


Tour Highlights:

  • Sample traditional dishes from the NorthEast (Isaan) region of Thailand, known for it's salads & grilled meats.
  • Try the wonderfully herby Soop Nor Mai
  • Savour in the popular and wonderful Phat Ga-phrao
  • Yam Naem Khao Thot at a roadside vendor
  • Try dishes from the fiery south
  • Learn how to ease the sting of chilli when you eat it....what Thai people do!
  • An early dinner at a secret, yet beautiful garden venue

Isaan Feast
'Jing Jing' Tour
Operates: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3:30pm

Duration: Approx 3½ hours

Price: 1,600 ฿ Per PersonMake A Booking >>


Walking Distance: None, as we utilise local transport


Transport: Hotel pickup / dropoff (pickup restrictions apply - click here)

Food Included: Pad Ga-phrao to start, Northern to finish. Isaan, Southern and more in between. Around 15 items, culminating in an early dinner at a beautiful, secret Hua Hin garden restaurant
Note: This tour is not suitable for strict vegetarians. Please see our FAQS

The term 'Jing Jing' means real or authentic. For us, it’s about doing Thai food justice.

This tour is deliberately designed with the more experienced Thai traveller in mind. It is for the traveller looking to find new and exciting Thai dishes that they have not yet tried. We try some spicy dishes along with more mild ones; all exhibiting that wonderful Thai ‘balance’.

This tour embraces the addictive flavours of the chilli pepper and its relationship, some would say marriage, to Thai food. All dishes will showcase how the Thai people achieve their different levels of spice using ingredients like chilli or peppercorns, along with standard things like garlic and ginger.

You may find it hard to believe, but the humble chilli is not native to Thailand. It found its way here with Portuguese navigators in the 16th century via developed trade routes. It’s very difficult to imagine Thai food without chilli, so symbiotic is the relationship, yet contrary to popular belief, not all Thais love their food searingly hot. Many prefer to opt for a more medium spice level. As long as the dish and meal are in balance, it all works. This is how we will be sampling Thai food.

We start the afternoon sampling a dish which is popular all over Thailand; Pad Ga-phrao, a stir fry using a paste of fresh chillies and garlic. This dish should be quite spicy and with the addition of lots of 'holy basil' at the end, have a wonderful peppery mouthfeel. We will taste it the way it was made traditionally, before bringing your mouth back to prepare you for our next destination.

We then travel a short distance to awaken our taste buds a little further at a roadside vendor either just outside the Chat Chai Market or Big G. Here we will be trying Yam Naem Khao Thawt (ยำแหนมข้าวทอด), a fermented pork salad with broken up crispy rice balls scattered through; an absolute flavour sensation!

We jump back on board our transport to sample the joy that is Isaan - NorthEastern food. You can't really use the term 'Jing Jing' without sampling Isaan food - the flavour explosion region of Thailand. Here we try a dish which is fast becoming Thailand's national dish, Som Dtam ส้มตำ - Green Papaya Salad; though we will pick one of the myriad variations to the standard papaya, just to challenge your taste buds. We pair this with Khanom Jeen (ขนมจีน) - Fermented Rice Noodles. We also try a spicy dish called Soop Nor Mai ซุบหน่อไม้! It is actually a hot 'n' sour Isaan warm bamboo shoot salad, rather than a soup. It seems very herby and is usually dark green in colour, due to the inclusion of Bai Yaa-naang ใบย่านาง, a leafy plant unique to SE Asia; this also helps to reduce the bitterness of the bamboo shoots. We will also show you how to bring that heat, or burn, down, to get your mouth ready to move to our next location.

As with all Thai meals, we will be striving for balance, so not everything will be seriously hot, but it's all sure to be tasty.

Our next stop is in the back streets of Hua Hin. Here we try some southern food, which is often redolent of Indian spices like turmeric. Dishes will include Bplaa Dook Fuu Phat Phrik Gaeng ปลาดุกฟูผัดพริกแกง, a stir fried curry of crispy shredded catfish, as well as either Sa-dtor Phat Phrik Gaeng สะตอผัดพริกแกง, a stir fried curry of stink beans with prawn or Khua Gling คั่วกลิ้ง, a dry-fried yellow pork curry that is simply delicious.

Our last stop is a restaurant not known to many. Its location is difficult to find for travellers and many locals also do not know of it. It is a beautiful garden setting serving both Northern dishes and unique noodle ones.

Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked, however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there are closures.


Tour Highlights:

  • Sample traditional dishes from the NorthEast (Isaan) region of Thailand, known for it's salads & grilled meats.

  • Try the wonderfully herby Soop Nor Mai

  • Savour in the popular and wonderful Neua Pad Bai Graphrao
  • Learn how to order to your taste level

  • Learn how to ease the sting of chilli when you eat it....what Thai people do!

  • An early dinner at a secret, yet spectacular waterside venue

Feast Thailand's 'Jing Jing' Tour
'Jing Jing' Tour


Operates: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3:30pm


Duration: Approx 3½ hours


Price: 1,600 ฿ Per PersonMake A Booking >>


Walking Distance: None, as we utilise local transport


Transport: Hotel pickup / dropoff (pickup restrictions apply - click here)


Food Included: Pad Ga-phrao to start, Northern to finish. Isaan, Southern and more in between. Around 15+ items, culminating in an early dinner at a beautiful, secret Hua Hin garden restaurant
Note: This tour is not suitable for strict vegetarians. Please see our FAQS

The term 'Jing Jing' means real or authentic. For us, it’s about doing Thai food justice.

This tour is deliberately designed with the more experienced Thai traveller in mind. It is for the traveller looking to find new and exciting Thai dishes that they have not yet tried. We try some spicy dishes along with more mild ones; all exhibiting that wonderful Thai ‘balance’.

This tour embraces the addictive flavours of the chilli pepper and its relationship, some would say marriage, to Thai food. All dishes will showcase how the Thai people achieve their different levels of spice using ingredients like chilli or peppercorns, along with standard things like garlic and ginger.

You may find it hard to believe, but the humble chilli is not native to Thailand. It found its way here with Portuguese navigators in the 16th century via developed trade routes. It’s very difficult to imagine Thai food without chilli, so symbiotic is the relationship, yet contrary to popular belief, not all Thais love their food searingly hot. Many prefer to opt for a more medium spice level. As long as the dish and meal are in balance, it all works. This is how we will be sampling Thai food.

We start the afternoon sampling a dish which is popular all over Thailand; Pad Ga-phrao ผัดกะเพรา, a stir fry using a paste of fresh chillies and garlic. This dish should be quite spicy and with the addition of lots of 'holy basil' at the end, have a wonderful peppery mouthfeel. We will taste it the way it was made traditionally, before bringing your mouth back to prepare you for our next destination.

We then travel a short distance to awaken our taste buds a little further at a roadside vendor either just outside the Chat Chai Market or Big G. Here we will be trying Yam Naem Khao Thot ยำแหนมข้าวทอด, a fermented pork salad with broken up crispy rice balls scattered through; an absolute flavour sensation!

We jump back on board our transport to sample the joy that is Isaan - NorthEastern food. You can't really use the term 'Jing Jing' without sampling Isaan food - the flavour explosion region of Thailand. Here we try a dish which is fast becoming Thailand's national dish, Som Dtam ส้มตำ - Green Papaya Salad; though we will pick one of the myriad variations to the standard papaya, just to challenge your taste buds. We pair this with Khanom Jeen (ขนมจีน) - Fermented Rice Noodles. We also try a spicy dish called Soop Nor Mai ซุบหน่อไม้! It is a hot 'n' sour Isaan warm bamboo shoot salad, rather than a soup. It seems very herby and is usually dark green in colour, due to the inclusion of Bai Yaa-naang ใบย่านาง, a leafy plant unique to SE Asia; this also helps to reduce the bitterness of the bamboo shoots. We will also show you how to bring that heat, or burn, down, to get your mouth ready to move to our next location.

As with all Thai meals, we will be striving for balance, so not everything will be seriously hot, but it's all sure to be tasty.

Our next stop is in the back streets of Hua Hin. Here we try some southern food, which is often redolent of Indian spices like turmeric. Dishes will include Bplaa Dook Fuu Phat Phrik Gaeng ปลาดุกฟูผัดพริกแกง, a stir fried curry of crispy shredded catfish, as well as either Sa-dtor Phat Phrik Gaeng สะตอผัดพริกแกง, a stir fried curry of stink beans with prawn or Khua Gling คั่วกลิ้ง, a dry-fried yellow pork curry that is simply delicious.

Our last stop is a restaurant not known to many. Its location is difficult to find for travellers and many locals also do not know of it. It is a beautiful garden setting serving both Northern dishes and unique noodle ones.

Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked, however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there are closures.


Tour Highlights:

  • Sample traditional dishes from the NorthEast (Isaan) region of Thailand, known for it's salads & grilled meats.

  • Try the wonderfully herby Soop Nor Mai

  • Savour in the popular and wonderful Phat Ga-phrao

  • Yam Naem Khao Thot at a roadside vendor

  • Try dishes from the fiery south

  • Learn how to ease the sting of chilli when you eat it....what Thai people do!

  • An early dinner at a secret, yet beautiful garden venue

Travel Planning / Hotel Booking
Feast Thailand is proud to be a partner with
two of the largest booking agencies in the world; Agoda and Booking.com.

If you are planning a trip anywhere - Hua Hin,
Thailand or anywhere else in the world, please use one of the booking apps below.





Booking.com

Travel Planning / Hotel Booking
Feast Thailand is proud to be a partner with
two of the largest booking agencies in the world; Agoda and Booking.com.

If you are planning a trip anywhere - Hua Hin,
Thailand or anywhere else in the world, please use one of the booking apps below.



Travel Planning / Hotel Booking
Feast Thailand is proud to be a partner with
two of the largest booking agencies in the world; Agoda and Booking.com.

If you are planning a trip anywhere - Hua Hin,
Thailand or anywhere else in the world, please use one of the booking apps below.