Eat as the locals do and venture into the backstreets of bustling Bangkok aboard VIE Hotel Bangkok’s stylish tuk tuk. Best taken at night-time, when the city truly comes to life, guests can hire the tuk tuk exclusively with a seasoned gastro-guide in tow, on hand to reveal Bangkok’s best street food hotspots – for adventurous foodies, there’s no better destination in the world.
A mix pot of Thai and international cuisine makes for an intense blend of salty, sweet, spicy and sour, with one vendor even earning a Michelin Star for her wok-fried dishes – Jay Fai, known as the Queen of Thai street food – is renowned for nests of noodles with crab and prawns, cooked over charcoal fires in her tiny shophouse. Tuck into a punchy Pad Thai, taste chili-packed North Eastern (Escan) dishes and sample the infamous Som Tam, a zesty papaya salad. Weave through the Bangkok traffic to visit off-the-beaten track eateries and some of the best viewpoints in the city, before heading back to the hotel for a nightcap in the swish La Vie Piano Bar.
The hotel also offers a tuk tuk complimentary to travelers who want to explore the city’s best shopping districts – including the famous MBK, Siam Centre and Siam Discovery – as well as historic landmarks, from temples and flower markets to Jim Thompson’s world-renowned silk museum, a stone’s throw from the hotel. Nearby the city’s high-end shopping district, VIE Hotel Bangkok houses a spa, rooftop pool, two restaurants and luxury rooms and suites, each with sprawling views across the skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows.
Prices, locations and times can be arranged directly with the hotel’s concierge. For more information visit viehotelbangkok.com