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Good Restaurants in Chiang Rai.

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Having lived in Chiang Rai for over 3 years, it is surprising sometimes to hear of a restaurant you did'nt know about.

One I know , The Family Bakehouse serves the finest steak ever.

Do you know of any good restaurants?

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Having lived in Chiang Rai for over 3 years, it is surprising sometimes to hear of a  restaurant you did'nt know about.

One I know , The Family Bakehouse serves the finest steak ever.

Do you know of any good restaurants?

Last April a friend was visiting us and he

found a little Indian place on one of the side streets

between Jetyod and Phanonyothin Rds

It was just opposite the Wang Come and

beside quite a big massage place

It was pretty a pretty basic plastic table and chair job

but I am partial to Indian style curry

and a bit of nice bread instead of rice

It made a nice change

Don't know if its still there !

tungtsz

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Having lived in Chiang Rai for over 3 years, it is surprising sometimes to hear of a  restaurant you did'nt know about.

One I know , The Family Bakehouse serves the finest steak ever.

Do you know of any good restaurants?

Last April a friend was visiting us and he

found a little Indian place on one of the side streets

between Jetyod and Phanonyothin Rds

It was just opposite the Wang Come and

beside quite a big massage place

It was pretty a pretty basic plastic table and chair job

but I am partial to Indian style curry

and a bit of nice bread instead of rice

It made a nice change

Don't know if its still there !

tungtsz

IT'S GONE!

I just discovered the mexican restaurant across Overbrook. An American with a Thai wife that can speak Spanish own it.

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Tyree, I suppose you are talking about the American-Thai couple who were running an internet shop and a shop for (embottled, easy for transport) orchids?

Opposite the old wing of the Overbrook Hospital? Not far from Wat Phra Keaw? I heard a lot of good stories about them and will certainly give it a try.

To talk about the by Tayto mentioned Family Bakery House:

That's really recommendable.

The very sympathic Thai owner lived for several years in the States. You can see it at the log cabin style restaurant, old Winchesters and similar attributes at the wall, but for all you can see and even taste it when your steaks are served. On iron plates, still sissling, accompagnied by a salad, some corn and eventually some French fries.

Super tender, they melt in your mouth. I guess 250 to 350 grams at least. Pig, beef and OISTRICH ! Superb!

Between 190 and 240 Baht.

Thai food, of course, as well. Singha draught and wines.

Wintertime the fireplace ads to the nice atmosphere.

The customers are mostly softspoken Thai people.

Good thing that Tayto didn't tell were it is. I won't either. It is too good!

Tip: About three kilometers from Ha Yek, so if you blindly choose you have 20% chance you take the good one.

Limbo naughty to-day.

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>>>> Super tender, they melt in your mouth. I guess 250 to 350 grams at least. Pig, beef and OISTRICH ! Superb!

Between 190 and 240 Baht.

The customers are mostly softspoken Thai people. <<<<

I must apologize, I forgot to mention the salmon steak (hmmmm...).

It is on the road to Ban Panjamorn (direction Wiangchai). About hundred meters before you take to the left to go to the sportstadium. A big illuminated yellow sign at the left side of the road might catch your attention.

As we all know the Rimkok offers every day between 11 and 14 a very good buffet for the price of 120 Baht.

By that I don't want to say anything bad about the buffets of the Wiang Inn or the Wang Come, the two hotels in the middle of town. They are good too. Same price, but the Wang Come starts a little bit later at 11.30.

It seems that most motorized expats prefer the Rimkok. It is a very relaxed place.

Last Saturday evening I checked out the Family Buffet at the Rimkok Hotel (18 - 22?). It is 200 Baht.

A much bigger choice of dishes, everything nice fresh, white cloths on the table and some dance performances and not too loud life-music.

Nice atmosphere. Very nicely dressed Thai families mixed with a few foreigners, dressed in fake polo-shirts and short pants.

Nice to go with your family, indeed.

Be carefull when you order a beer, it will cost you almost as much as the whole buffet (Heineken or Songha, big bottles 165 Baht).

Limbo, a little bit hungry

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The Italian 'Restaurant Da Vinci' (at the T-crossing of the Pahonyothin Rd and the road to the busstation) starts to attract more Thai local customers than tourists and expats.

It is the only Italian restaurant with a stone-oven fired by wood.

The Thai Chiang Rai people know the difference between a carton pizza and a real one. And more and more expats are catching up with them.

At the international restaurant 'Aye's Place' (fifty meters further, next to the Seven/Eleven, you can order from their menue as well.

I only tried the lasagna and it was perfect!

Limbo, at your service.

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Maybe I am boring, but I always return to the 'river???side or view' restaurant. They seem to always have great tasty food and certainly reasonably priced. Shame that the singers in the band are hit and miss though, some good, some shockers.

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1,5 years ago I had the greatest fried chicken in butter at a mainly open-air restaurant almost opposite of Big C. (Thai for thai restaurant. No english menu). A few months ago I was there again, and the place had been taken over. No more delicious fried chicken. Can anybody recommend a good alternative?

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I,m quite partial to the chilli dogs at the BigC myself with an equally delicious jug of either Heineken, Tiger or Leo beer, and a desert of 33 plates of popcorn that come with the jug of your choice.No substitute.

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Our hosts, the Chiang Rai Thai people, wouldn't drink beer or whiskey without eating something. Where our fantasy often doesn't go further than a handfull of peanuts, they have a whole range of snacks to choose from.

They seem to know better than we do, that activating the stomach while drinking is a good thing to do.

It is not really recommendable to replace a dinner by a belly full of beer.

Close to Pratu Chiang Mai, at the Thanon Rayotha (direction Den Haa) you know the Shell gasoline station. Almost opposite this gasoline station, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, tables and chairs are put outside. And one hour later these chairs are all occupied. And if you see that as a good sign concerning the quaity of the food, you are absolute right.

This late-afternoon restaurant is perfect for take-away ('sai tung') dishes.

I specially recommend the 'mo-gai-pla-tem' (the spelling is nonsense, but it is supposed to mean 'pork-egg-fish-salt'). It is a steamt dish, soft of taste and well-becoming for the inner department. 20 Baht. You can eat it with rice as a meal, but it is a perfect snack as well.

They have different variations on this theme.

So if it is on your way, you might consider to try it. I think it is Thai-Chinese food.

Thai Chiang Rai people consider the 'kweetiou sin-la-pin' (opposite the staff entrance of the Wang Come hotel in the street of 'Carnal Desires') still as the best place for 'kao soh kai', the typical Northern coconut based ckicken noodle-soup.

25 Baht.

For a straight noodle soup with meatballs they however walk from there up to the clocktower, take to the left and prefer the last noodle shop before the Esso gasoline station about twenty meters from the corner.

Rumours say that there still the herb 'grass' is used for the preparation of it (Laos style). 20 Baht.

The best 'sai oea' (the meters long rolls of spicy sausage) is told to be made on the town side of the San Kong Luang, in the middle between the big aerobics hall (soi 6) and the new styled 'Kep Ta Wan' (soi 12?).

You can't miss the place, you will see the smoke over the street and if you are not 'canned' you will smell it as well. Really delicious, especially with some sticky rice.

Limbo.

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For me the best Lek En Sot Nam Sy(kwit teeaow) is sampled at the shop heading from police station to the traffic lights before the Meng Rai statue. Immediately where the central reservation starts, on the left. delicious. sy prick ye yuht, aroy dee. :o

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I,m quite partial to the chilli dogs at the BigC myself with an equally delicious jug of either Heineken, Tiger or Leo beer, and a desert of 33 plates of popcorn that come with the jug of your choice.No substitute.

What about chang beer?

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Gives me a headache in the morning and causes memory loss. Drank it for 5 years but had to stop. :o:D:D

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There is a wonderful place on the main road where you can get roast duck on a bed of rice and a bowl of chicken broth soup for B35. You have to be there fairly early or they run out of duck. I wish i could tell you the location, but they are running out of duck earlier and earlier, and i don't want to spoil it for myself

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