When Justin and I were on one of our many flights to Thailand, we met a young businessman, and he recommended that we book an excursion with Bangkok Food Tours. We grew curious after hearing him rave about this experience. Once we finally landed and arrived at our hotel, we looked up the company’s website and decided to purchase tickets to their Midnight Food Tour.
Ready to Go
On the night of our tour, we ventured to their predetermined pick-up location. Once everyone in the group had arrived to the site, our guide discussed the itinerary and introduced us to our tuk tuk driver. Before we knew it, we were off!
For those who may not know, a tuk tuk is a popular mode of transportation in Thailand. Although I have seen locals riding with them, I think that tuk tuks are mostly utilized as taxis for travelers. I saw these three-wheeled, motorized vehicles everywhere!
Our driver was incredibly friendly, and his tuk tuk even had strobe lights. I thought this was a great way to see the city.
Our tour included six stops. When I heard this, I became worried. I didn’t know if I could eat that much, and I definitely didn’t want to miss out on anything! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
Our first two stops included local cuisines. At the first location, we enjoyed a variety of family-style dishes, and I really enjoyed that. I could try a little bit of everything without getting too full.
At the second, we created our own noodle bowls with various spices and egg options. After finishing our dishes, we were able to see how they prepare the food behind the scenes.
Next, we ventured over to Bangkok’s Flower Market. We walked around and appreciated the beautiful bouquets and street vendors. At this stop, we were able to eat some locally grown fruit. In addition, our guide also offered us some deep-fried crickets. While I passed, Justin ate one. He said it wasn’t bad. We still talk about those crickets.
The fourth place is probably my favorite one from our tour. We were able to explore the Wat Pho Temple at night. Our guide explained the significance of the temple as well as some of Thailand’s history. This was truly an amazing experience.
After our stop at the temple, we then traveled to a rooftop bar overlooking the river. Here, we were able to relax and learn more about some of our travel companions. We were excited to find out that there were two fellow Arizonans in our group! In addition, I loved that we could see the beautiful glow from the Grand Palace. This view was stunning.
Finally, we were off to our last destination for the night. Our tour guide stated that this restaurant made the best Pad Thai in Bangkok. I love Pad Thai, but I was skeptical at first. Although, after this experience, I would have to agree with her. This Pad Thai was my favorite dish of the night as well as my entire trip!
Overall, I loved this adventure with Bangkok Food Tours. I will forever cherish my memories and daydream about that Pad Thai. If I ever have the opportunity to return to Thailand, I would love to do another!