Dining Sensation in Chiang Mai
Dining along the River at riverside restaurants
Enjoy a meal on the banks of the beautiful Ping River. There are several restaurants along this river but the best known, however, is the Riverside Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant is a local legend. It has been operating since 1984, and is located right next to the Naowarat Bridge. Customers can choose between Chinese, European or Thai food.Soft live music is played with a piano or an acoustic guitar and a meal at The Riverside is an essential part of the Chiang Mai experience.
Located right at the Naowarat Bridge in Chiang Mai, this place is very accessible by Tuk Tuk or Song Thaeo.
9-11 Charoenrat Road, Mueang District, Chiang Mai 66 (0) 5324 3239
Khantoke Dinner & Shows
Khantoke is a specific traditional northern Thai food combination, in which all the dishes are served on wooden trays.The most common dishes in the Khantoke style are northern Thai delicacies such as Gang Hang Lay (curry with gingered pork), Nam Prik Ong (chili-tomato-minced pork dip) and Kaeb Moo (crunchy pieces).While enjoying your meal, there will be ethnic performances by hill tribe groups such as the Karen, Hmong, Akha, Lisu and many others.One of the best places to have Khantoke Dinner is at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center which promotes and preserves the northern Thai Lannaculture.
You can either take a Tuk Tuk or organize a pickup by getting in contact with the Cultural Center itself. It is only a 10-minute drive from the old town.
185/3 Wualai Road, Hai Ya Sub-district, Mueang District, Chiang Mai 66 (0) 5320 2993-5
Ton Payom Market
Some of the best food in Chiang Mai is actually straight from the street, well and truly proving that food does not have to be expensive to taste good. Head to Ton Payom Market on Suthep Road and browse the many food stalls serving up traditional and local delicacies. Try a little of everything, but be sure to leave room for some Thai sweets.
Take a Tuk Tuk or Song Thaeo, just tell the driver you want to go to Talat Ton Payom.
Street Food Warorot Market
Not only is this a spectacular spot for shopping, but also when the sun starts to go down, the delicious scent of local A Night Thai food fills the air. This is a more Delight locally authentic alternative to theNight Market with a distinctly Chinese influence. Think noodles, skewered meats and Pad Thai.
Warorot Market is in the China Town area, outside the old town and might be within walking distance.