From Superfoods to Supertaste

 |  October 3, 2016

Healthy? Check. Tasty? Check. Cheap and cheerful? Check. Check.


Salad Terrace
Each morning the freshest of veggies and salads arrive straight from Mae Rim Hydro Farm, the restaurant’s very own farm, where it is prepared and served up, as fresh as just picking it from your garden. With a focus on healthy eating, the owner makes an effort to perfectly balance meals, matching two parts veg to one part protein. They also provide large and extra-large salad portions for those wanting to meet their recommended 600g of veg per day quota. Salads are packed with superfoods like quinoa, flaxseed, chia seeds and Job’s tears and the protein parts are to die for. Try the olive oil pan fried dory fish or the quinoa salad and grilled salmon with balsamic dressing for a real treat. Pastas, rice dishes and kids’ dishes are also popular with patrons, along with vitamin boost drinks that are pure fruit and veg juice for that healthy pick-me-up.

11am – 9pm
Branch 1 inside Tops Supermarket Chotana
Branch 2 at Suan Dok Park
Line: saladterrcekutao
083 570 3954 / 094 615 1888

Kuakai Nimman
Around for almost half a decade, this is a local favourite, jam packed with students, tourists and locals to the Nimmanhaemin area every day. Famous for its hotplate noodles with chicken and an onsen egg, people flood in craving the delicious steamy plate of food, plastered with their very own homemade chili sauce. Apart from their signature dish they also have a wide range of dishes such as khao soy with slices of tender boiled beef, chicken suki (with their own lip-smacking homemade suki sauce), crispy deep-fried noodles with a soup on the side and a range of rice dishes that leave regulars enjoying something new with each visit. Their second branch will be opening in Jet Yod soon, with copious amounts of parking, a coffee shop and an even bigger menu! If you want, you can even sit and enjoy an ice cold beer with a delicious pork hotpot before you head out to party.

Open 9am – 9pm
9-9/1 Soi Sai Nam Phung, next to iBerry,
just off Nimman soi 17
Facebook: kuakai nimman
082 180 1177

Mama’s Chinese Kitchen
As the name suggests, this kitchen is the home to a Szechuan mother who has spent over 40 years in Thailand honing her skills at spicy, amazing Chinese food. Now she has opened her very own kitchen, serving up zinging flavours and sizzling dishes that are packed with punch. With help from Szechuan Chef Weiyong, they piece together some amazing flavours influenced by the latest trends from Beijing and Taipei. Their signature dish must be the Szechuan mala dry pot served with a choice of chicken, pork, beef or shrimp. For Chiang Mai locals, their mala grill may be a familiar sight but the flavours will be new and exciting, as the spicy, salty, intriguing flavours dance around your mouth. Prices are super reasonable and will leave you with plenty of change.

Open 10.30am – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10pm
189 Huay Kaew Road, just opposite Maya on the main road
Facebook: MamaChineseKitchen
081 531 0698