9:00 a.m. Local Alike staff will be waiting at Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Look for our Trip Explorers in our signature "Local Alike" T-Shirts!
We will hop on the Chao Phraya river boat, 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. After learning how to cook Kudeejeen Royal appetizer, it's time for you to challenge yourself in 'Kudeejeen's Kitchen, the competition to find the real Kudeejian chef. You will be divided into 2 teams, each of which will be designed to cook one among several menu items that P'Tan taught before. The winner of the challenge is determined by P'Tan' s opinions. We will then enjoy the delicious lunch you cooked together.
Once we find the winner of 'Kudeejeen's Kitchen, our local guide will take you on a short walk in Kudeejeen community. 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!