Sweets, Spices and Serenity
Yes, we have more great food to recommend this month…it just never stops does it? If you have a sweet tooth, a craving for heat or a yen for romance, give these venues a go.
The Bingsoo Seoul Chiang Mai
When you think of bingsu, think of Bingsoo. This quaint café packed with delicious drinks, and sweet treats, most notably the Korean bingsu, tickles the taste buds of all who enter. All their dishes are homemade and use quality ingredients imported from overseas, such as big juicy strawberries from New Zealand and the best green tea matcha powder from Japan. Try out flavours such as the sticky mocha dough bingsu or the green tea bingsu topped with sweet red beans. There is also a range of seasonal fresh fruit bingsu options for the ‘healthy’ diners out there and a collection of savoury dishes and baked goods. Being a café, it is packed with delicious coffee, Italian sodas and a range of other drinks to wash down the beautiful icy bingsu treats.
Open 11am – midnight
Floor B, Night Bazaar Pavilion
099 345 0809
After spending over 10 years in Laos, the owner of Pa-Khao and his family moved to Chiang Mai to open the city’s first Lao-Thai-Chinese fusion restaurant, with high-end tastes and presentation at reasonable prices everyone can enjoy. With classic Laotian dishes such as spicy jack fruit salad pounded with fermented fish in a mortar or a frog jungle herb soup, expect to go off the beaten track with some of these dishes, presented stunningly on the plate. Other more fusion dishes include grilled pork served with a shot of tequila or a choice of lobster or Alaskan king crab grilled in chili and salt, yellow curry powder or black pepper. Enjoy old flavours with a twist, just minutes from Nimmanhaemin Road.
Open 10am – 10pm (Closed Mondays)
15 Taewarit Road, Chang Puak
052 005 464
Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Giant old rain tree is the centrepiece of this stunning new riverside resort and hotel which echoes with history. Planted by Herbert Slade the first Conservator of Forests over 100 years ago, it was, until a decade or so ago, the home of a famed Lamphun beauty. The colonial-era inspired architecture, infused with Lanna aesthetics makes for a romantic setting for a candle-lit dinner by the Ping or an elegant afternoon tea during the winter months. The fusion food at Time Riverfront Cuisine and Bar is creative, innovative and absolutely delicious. Extraordinarily pretty dishes arrive as you sit back under the canopy’s reach, gazing at the meandering river disappearing into the distance.