As Chiang Mai’s first boutique hotel, Tamarind Village has always been a trailblazer. It’s homage to Lanna and other regional cultures ooze from its every pore; the hotel’s spectacular architecture, its first rate Lanna hospitality, the numerous arts and cultural events and exhibitions it has hosted over the years and its cuisine served at the pool-side Ruen Tamarind.
Fresh produce from local farmers, especially by the Royal Project, are used in the Thai menu which runs the gamut of Thai classics, to some rarer recipes harder to find.
Pad Thai, the Thai cuisine standard bearer is as delicious as they come with perfectly wok-fried huge fresh river prawns served on noodles coated with flavour and topped with the crispy omelette we all love. The chu chi pla buek is a tasty and rare dish of seared giant catfish (farmed in Maejo university) in Thai red curry and kaffir lime leaves.
Another must try dish is the spiced mushroom tempura of deep-fried and flavourful seasonal mushrooms from the Royal Project.
These, and so many other tastes are just waiting for your palate to explore.