International Sensations

 |  February 17, 2015

Whether Scandinavian, Italian, or classic Thai, Chiang Mai’s global cred is on the rise, meaning diners can find nearly any type of food from across the globe in our fair little city. Check out these great new options today, whatever your pleasure!


Buono and D Bar

If you are looking for that sunny Sicilian feel, with delicious Italian food and a perfect riverside setting right here in Chiang Mai, Buono is an excellent new option for a romantic dinner or a scrumptious lunch with family and friends. With beautifully crafted dishes such as fragrant Portobello mushrooms topped with crabmeat, truffle ravioli, and linguini with zucchini, scallops and tender prawns, the opportunities are endless, and the Italian experience is unmatched. Italian born chef and owner Salvatore Buono has a passion for traditional flavours and personally visits the local markets every morning to find fresh and local ingredients for each dish.

Open daily for lunch, noon – 2.30pm and dinner, 5.30 –10.30pm
Charoen Rat Road, next to Rimping Condominium
053 243 880



Introducing Chiang Mai’s first authentic Nordic restaurant, serving authentic tastes of the brrrrr north. Chef Andy has worked with many chefs from Noma, often cited as the best restaurant in the world, as well as having served members of the Swedish royalty on many occasions, as has his partner and restaurant owner Philip. Located just off of the superhighway, Norden stays faithful to Scandinavia, not only in flavours, but in ambiance and presentation. Try the cauliflower soup topped with cured salmon, a large bowl of fries to dip and soak into the mussels swimming in delicious creamy broth, the cured salmon gravlax or some more international flavours such as the succulent steaks and pasta dishes. Don’t forget to save some space for the traditional Swedish treat gr?dde bulle – three sweet cream buns with raspberry, chocolate and passion fruit, coated in smooth chocolate. Modern style and century-old recipes come together flawlessly at this excellent new eatery.

Open daily, 4pm – 11pm
139 Superhighway (leave the highway at the PTT exit after Nongprathip Junction)
096 090 9769


Khao Man Gai Super

If you’re craving a spicy bowl of noodles or some tasty Hainan chicken served on smooth buttery rice, Khao Man Gai Super is the best place along the superhighway for a quick and tasty lunch or a fill-up before a long drive. Original recipes from the Taling Chan district of Bangkok and homemade khao man gai sauces capture the authentic flavours of this classic Thai dish. Tom yum noodles are also available, with all kinds of different noodle types, perfectly pairable with a side of grilled pork. If you check in on Facebook, you can even get an iced tea or coffee with pearls for free! The sign is in Thai only, but the restaurant is located directly next door to Norden off the superhighway – just follow the scent of chicken!

Open daily, 8am – 4pm
139 Superhighway (leave the highway at the PTT exit after Nongprathip Junction, located directly next door to Norden)
096 268 5119