The Best Lemon Iced Tea You Will Ever Have Can Be Found In Bangkok, Thailand

by Kerwin McKenzie on June 7, 2014


Narrow Streets Near Santa Cruz Church Bangkok ThailandI took a tour with a new tour company in Bangkok called expique. They took a group of us through parts of the city not usually traveled. Seriously, this bakery/teahouse is located in a hidden neighborhood. It’s the Portuguese/Chinese Christian section of Bangkok on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. It is located near the Santa Cruz Church. Typically, head to the Saphan Taksin station and take a water taxi to the N6 stop by the Memorial Bridge. This is the boats with the orange flags.

You will be able to see Santa Cruz church in the distance. Walk across the bride, then make a right and walk along the walkway next to the river until you get to the Santa Cruz Pier. Make a left and head towards the Church, then turn right go across a very small circular courtyard, down a very narrow street, make your first left and follow the road around to the Bakery.

It should take about five minutes or so from the Pier, walk right into the Bakery which is right as the road turns left at 90 degrees.

The name of the place is the Thanusingha House Bakery. It’s actual address is So Kudee Jeen 7. Remember once you locate Santa Cruz Church go left if facing the river and in front of the church or if your back is to the river, go to your right.


Lemon Iced tea from Thanusingha House Bakery in Bangkok



So the lemon iced tea is not the only thing they make. They bake from scratch something called, Khanom Farang Kudeejeen. Yup, I can’t pronounce it either, but its delicious. It’s like a cake of sorts made with similar ingredients, you know flour, eggs, etc.


Thanusingha House Bakery Khanom Farang Kudeejeen




Thanusingha House Bakery Front door



Thanusingha House Bakery Owner with new products

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avatar Larry Simpson June 14, 2014 at 1:20 am

Thanks for this tip.  I have not been very far on the other side of the river.  Tea is awesome in Thailand.  I have been in-country since the coup and I agree with you completely that it is totally safe.  I have driven Pattaya, Bangkok, Singburi, Tak, Chiang Mai, and Mae Sot with no problems.  The Army is getting things done, paying off the rice farmers, that should have been done before and I have high hopes for the near future.  Come to Thailand!


avatar Kerwin McKenzie June 14, 2014 at 1:53 am

Hi Larry,

Thanks for your comment.
Yeah, not too many tourist make it to the other side of the river and there is so many neat things to discover on that side. I’m glad you too have been having great experiences in Thailand.


avatar Simon Philipp June 18, 2014 at 1:17 am

Hey Kerwin, 
glad you liked the Iced Lemon Tea. Our goal at Expique is to show you the hidden gemds so it sounds like this one worked!


avatar Kerwin McKenzie June 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

And you achieved that Simon, so thank you.
I even went back by myself to get some more :-).



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