Tong Tem Toh

Top choice thai in Chiang Mai

Set in an unpretentious garden of a teak house, this highly popular restaurant serves deliciously authentic northern Thai cuisine. The menu roams beyond the usual to specialities such as nám prík ong (chilli paste with vegetables for dipping), gaang hang lay (Burmese-style pork curry with peanut and tamarind) plus a few more adventurous dishes using snake heads and ant eggs.

The grilled fermented pork, known as naem, with egg in banana leaf is divine. Due to its popularity with both Thai and foreign tourists, expect a wait, morning, noon or night.