Adoration 4 Adventure’s recommendations for finding good food and company in Bangkok, Thailand.

There are two things that we all crave when arriving at a new destination – great food and good company. This can sometimes be difficult to find, especially if you are not familiar with the area and don’t have local contacts.

Well, now there is a solution for travelers (or even locals) who are looking for a delicious meal and an opportunity to connect with others. BonAppetour is a community marketplace that connects diners with home chefs for an authentic dining experience.

Currently, there are hosts in over forty countries across the world. When planning a trip you can search for a city and find a home dining experience that suits your tastes. Each listing includes details about the dining experience, menu, location and host to help you make an informed decision.

During my recent trip to Bangkok, I decided to try a Thai cooking class and meal through BonAppetour. This was a great option for me, as I was traveling solo and didn’t know anyone in the city. What followed was a fun filled afternoon of laughter, fun and delicious food.

Read on if you are looking for where to eat in Bangkok or in other destinations around the world.

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Finding good food

Fresh and quality produce are essential to a great meal. Luckily the locals usually know where to go to get the best fruit and vegetables. Some BonAppetour dining experiences, like my cooking class at Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy, even include a market tour.

After arriving at our meeting point, our host, Air, led the group into a nearby market. He guided us to specific stalls pointing out the produce that would be used in our meals. Our host was very passionate and knowledgeable about Thai cuisine. Sharing his culinary wisdom, Air told us what to look for in certain vegetables and what could be used as alternatives if we couldn’t find them in our home cities.

Fresh produce, Bangkok, Thailand

Meals are better shared

One of my favorite parts of this dining experience was getting to know the other diners and our host. Our group was made up of six lovely ladies (myself included) with four from the Philippines and one from Sweden. The host was Thai born and had lived in Australia during his teenage years. It was so interesting to hear everyone’s backgrounds and stories while cooking and eating together. From the first moment that I arrived, I felt very welcomed and comfortable.

Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy, Thailand

Our dinner was green curry chicken, pomelo salad, hot & sour prawn soup (Tom Yum Goong) and chicken satay with peanut sauce. BonAppetour hosts will often have a set menu, which may change from day-to-day, so be sure to check the menu section before booking your experience.

The food at was incredible and plentiful. In fact, I could barely eat half of the four meals put in front me. Fortunately, our host provided us with bags if we wanted to take our leftovers for later. I am a big curry fan, so the Thai Green Curry was the stand out dish for me. Going around the table, it seemed like everyone had a different favorite depending on their tastes.

At the end of the day, the group departed full of smiles and warm bellies. I was happy to have had such a nice experience during my trip to Bangkok.

Eating my Thai food at Bangkok Cooking Academy


Do you want to enjoy great food and connect with locals? BonAppetour provides the opportunity to “dine at homes around the world”.

And if there isn’t a host in a city near you, you can also sign up to become a host and home chef.

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I was a complimentary guest of BonAppetour, however, my opinion is my own and will always remain unbiased in order to provide the best recommendations to my readers.  

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