Yin Yang Food Corner
This small food stall offers a unique selection of cheap Chinese fusion food, and the lovely owner concocts everything from scratch, including perfectly crisped sweet and sour pork, vermicelli chicken curry and black pepper shrimp.
Open daily, noon – 10 p.m.
(closed on Mondays)
7/50 Soi Chang Khian, Huay Keaw Road
080 790 9966
Since 1976, Mit Mai has offered delicious Yunnanese favourites such as deep-fried pork ribs with ginger and spring onions, warm Chinese buns and unique seasonal items like stir-fried forest fern.
Open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
42/2 Rachamankha Road
053 27 5033
No-frills hometown Cantonese made with high quality ingredients and served in a lovely wooden house. It’s not cheap, but the bold flavours of XO noodles with seafood, prawn kiew tiew lod noodles, roasted duck and dim sum will surely win you over.
Open daily, 11.30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
10 Nimmanhaemin, Soi 5
053 225 313
The setting is sumptuous and the dim sum lunch sets are consistently excellent. Named Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant for many years, this is where you go to get rare, expensive and high quality Chinese food – sans sharks fin soup, please.
Open daily, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
51/4 Chiang Mai-San Kamphaeng Road, at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
053 888 888 ext. 854
From double cooked pork to spicy tofu, this is authentic Szechuan-style Chinese food served with a smile. Dishes are large and pack some serious heat, but there is plenty of cold beer to wash it all down.
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
27/1 Wiang Bua Road, Chang Phuak
083 680 5593
Quite popular with Chinese locals and Thais alike, this place is known for its authentic cuisine. The chicken Yunnan style (with black bean sauce) comes highly recommended.
Open daily, 12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.,
6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
191/17-18 Chang Klan Plaza, Chang Klan Road
053 821 112
Jia Tong Heng
A long-time standby (over 50 years in operation!) with two locations in Chiang Mai, this place makes up for what it lacks in atmosphere with authentic Teochew food and large portions – the Peking duck is a favourite.
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
193/2-3 Sridonchai Road
053 820 8602