With only one night in Chiang Rai, we needed a cheap dinner, and we needed it fast. Step forward Ja Jaroenchai, a well reputed Thai/Chinese restaurant that we instantly loved. The crazy cheap prices and simple interior meant the focus was completely on the food, just how we like it. Pad makua sawuy, stir fried … Continue reading Best quick bite in Chiang Rai
We were back in Chiang Mai to explore the great coffee shops and restaurants around Nimmanhaemin Road and the university district. Cherng Doi is most famous for its kai yang, a mouth-watering grilled chicken dish served with a tamarind dipping sauce. If that doesn’t sound enticing enough, the meal is just 80 baht with sticky rice. … Continue reading Où est le poulet in Chiang Mai?
The town of Pai in Northern Thailand is lovely, but very (very) westernised! It is certainly more challenging to find authentic Thai food here, even at the famous night market on Pai's Walking Street. However, a small miracle occured: while walking through the falafels, burgers and garlic breads, we noticed an old Thai lady making pancakes … Continue reading Grandma’s Pancakes
If there was only one face to represent street food in Chiang Mai, the Cowgirl would be the undoubted winner. Located at the Chang Phueak market near the city’s north gate, the queues make it impossible to miss the Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak stand. That, of course, and the charming lady herself wielding a … Continue reading The Cowgirl and The Pork Legs
On the advice of a cool Tasmanian couple, we were back at Chiang Mai Gate market looking for dinner. We can't be sure we found the recommended stall, but the vendor was a cheerful lady who, after taking our order, simply told us to ‘Sit’. Not long after, our food was brought over and we … Continue reading Ridiculously cheap and tasty currys in Chiang Mai
Mango sticky rice is one the most popular desserts in Thailand for a very good reason. While the name of the dish is deceptively simple, the combined elements result in a surprisingly sophisticated treat. You can find great examples everywhere in Chiang Mai for around 50 baht (don't get one for more!) but we were … Continue reading The ultimate Mango Sticky Rice in Chiang Mai
Hidden next to the Wat Kuan Kama temple in a typically modest setting, you would be forgiven for walking straight past the famous Khao Soi Khun-Yai. Trust us though, this is not a place you want to miss! We were here to try Khao Soi, a popular dish from Northern Thailand that combines chicken or … Continue reading The best Khao Soi in Chiang Mai?