Top Choice Northern Thai in Chiang Rai

Lung Eed

One of Chiang Rai’s most delicious dishes is available at this simple shophouse restaurant. There’s an English-language menu on the wall, but don’t miss the sublime Lap kai (minced chicken fried with local spices an…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Khong

Khao Soi Pa Orn

You may think you know kôw soy, the famous northern curry noodle soup, but the version served in Chiang Khong forgoes the curry broth and replaces it with clear soup topped with a rich, spicy minced pork mixture. Se…
Thai in Chiang Rai

Rosprasert Muslim Food

This open-air restaurant next to the mosque on Th Isaraparb dishes up tasty Thai-Muslim favourites, including kôw mòk gài (the Thai version of chicken biryani).
Northern Thai in Chiang Rai

Paa Suk

Paa Suk does big, rich bowls of kà·nŏm jeen nám ngée·o (a broth of pork or beef and tomatoes served over fresh rice noodles). The restaurant is between Soi 4 and Soi 5 of Th Sankhongnoi (the street is called Th …
Thai in Chiang Rai

Phu Lae

This air-conditioned restaurant is popular with Thai tourists for its tasty but somewhat gentrified northern Thai fare. Recommended local dishes include the gaang hang·lair (pork belly in a rich Burmese-style curry)…
Chinese in Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

Sue Hai

Just east of the town centre, this simple family-run teashop-cum-Chinese place has an English-language menu of local specialities including local mushrooms fried with soy sauce and delicious air-dried pork fried wit…
Cafe in Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

Sweet Maesalong

If you require more caffeine than the local tea leaves can provide, stop by this modern cafe with an extensive menu of coffee drinks using local beans. Surprisingly sophisticated baked goods and one-plate dishes are…
Northern Thai in Chiang Saen

Jinda’s Kitchen

This home-bound roadside restaurant has been serving up local dishes for more than 50 years, and does a mean kà·nŏm jeen nám ngée·o (fresh rice noodles served with a meaty and tart pork- and tomato-based broth). I…
Chinese in Chiang Saen

Kiaw Siang Hai

Serving the workers of Chinese boats that dock at Chiang Saen, this authentic Chinese restaurant prepares a huge menu of dishes in addition to the namesake dumplings. Try the spicy Sichuan-style fried tofu or one of…
Thai in Chiang Khong


Freshwater fish from the Mekong is the emphasis here, and it’s prepared in a variety of ways, as the extensive English-language menu describes. Located at the end of the road that leads to Ban Hat Khrai, about 1km s…