North­ern Heat

Thailand Tatler - - STYLE JEWELLERY -

Pim­lert Baiyoke walks into the res­tau­rant in an eye-catch­ing se­quined mini dress and fuch­sia-pink heels—her pres­ence in­stantly adding a vibrant kick of oomph to the hum­ble space. Tucked in a tiny, tat­tered shop­house in Sukhothai Soi 5, Khao Soi Chi­ang Mai is just a few min­utes away from the fash­ion­ista’s house. Pim­lert tells us that she has eaten here for as long as she can re­mem­ber. “They make the best khao soi and even out­classes all the pop­u­lar ones in Chi­ang Mai,” says the 27-yearold. “My usual go-tos are chicken khao soi and pad kra­pao beef shank over rice.”

This young as­sis­tant to the chair­man of the fam­ily’s Baiyoke group of ho­tels is quite the foodie—and a con­nois­seur when it comes to street food and hole-in-the-wall din­ing. “There’s this guay tiew kua gai place on Ban Mo Road that I love go­ing to in the evenings. It’s filthy, I must say, but the food is ex­cep­tion­ally tasty,” she laughs. “I usu­ally fol­low with the kanom krok bo­ran stall in front of the soi. For af­ter events, if not con­gee at Land­mark Bangkok, you’ll most likely find my friends and me at Saengchai Pochana on Sukhumvit Soi 32.”

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