Clients’ Spot

 |  December 29, 2011

The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel is as popular as ever, and has a few new additions. ‘The Chang Garden’, has been revamped and now offers Mexican grilled chicken, smoked sausages, and of course, a bit of delicious som tam. It’s now open from 5.30 p.m. – 12 a.m. every night, and there is always live music as well as big screen TV. We also recommend you try their lunchtime and dinner dim sum buffet at the Gold Leaf restaurant, where Chinese food just keeps coming and coming. There are some pretty funky variations on dim sum which may surprise people not too familiar with the Chinese dish. You can grab the buffet from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. And don’t forgot the hotel’s coffee shop is selling freshly baked bread each morning along with hot coffee, sandwiches, and other snacks at very reasonable prices. This means you can spend an entire day here and pretend you are on holiday!

Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
153 Sridonchai Road
Tel: (66) 53 283 900

On the night we were there, there were over 800 guests at this khantoke restaurant, munching down on nam prik with fried chicken while watching traditional Lanna dancing. The top-up buffet consists of fried chicken and pork, noodles, boiled and fried veggies, sticky rice and spicy chili dips, and as long as you have room, you can eat as much as you want. While you are busy with your food, you can watch various traditional dances that are explained to guests in both Thai and English. Just recently the mega-popular restaurant opened a small night market which sells mostly hand-made traditional handicrafts starting at a mere 10 baht for some products. You can’t say fairer than that. You should reserve a table before turning up at Sibsongpanna.

Sibsongpanna Khantoke
Open 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tel: 083 579 7373