Just Good Grub
Here are three restaurants that serve up some really good grub that you can add to the (ever growing) list of your faves.
Dong Madame Cuisine and Bakery
This adorable vintage home cooking café is perfect for those looking to eat somewhere that feels homely. Located behind Chiang Mai University, Dong Madame Cuisine and Bakery is surrounded by gardens and is decorated in a classic vintage style. Think white furniture, doilies and hue tones. They have both a sweet and savoury menu, starting with simple Thai dishes that are delicious, moving onto more international flavours such as rosemary roasted pork ribs topped with a homemade sauce and served with rice. Fortified with rosemary, the flavours reflect the restaurant, with that old English country home feel to it. Don’t forget to indulge in the sweet things too, by ordering yourself a freshly made crème brûlée, tiramisu, éclair or a red bean and matcha roll. A perfect place for dinner for two and at an affordable price.
Open 11am – 8.30pm (Closed Tuesdays)
Soi 12, Baan Mai Lang Mor, Suthep Road
A Korean restaurant that is filled with Koreans is always a good sign. Adding to their menu this month is a revamp that brings a lot more traditional flavours to their menu. Apart from their signature Korean style Chinese food, a Korean adaptation of many Chinese dishes which have been absorbed into Korean cuisine over the centuries, such as Youringi and Mapaduboo, there is a range of traditional Korean dishes such as the made to order Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) and Sogogi Bokum, a stir fried beef and veg dish. This month they are introducing Naengmyeon — wet or dry — ice cold buckwheat noodle dish, served with beef slices, a fruity sauce and a beef soup. All absolutely lip-smacking.
Open 11am – 10pm
21 Padad Road, Moo 3
053 282016 / 087 1891272
The miang leaf has been chewed, brewed and stewed by Thai people for centuries. Growing in jungles and hills all around us, some trees are hundreds of years old. Monsoon Tea cultivates these eco-super-friendly and sustainable tea crops without destroying jungle like many tea plantations and has created a brand and business which is going serious places. Their local shop here in Chiang Mai serves an assortment of fine teas for you to sample; hot, cold and even mocktails. An exciting menu features tea in almost every dish with the moreish fried tea leaf salad, fried chicken with tea pesto, coconut and tea ice cream and all sorts of creative and delicious items you must try. The owner is passionate about tea and whether you are or not, the food is good, tea is sustainable and delicious and ambiance very chilled.