Northern Thailand restaurants

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. A …
Top Choice Thai in Mae Hong Son

Morning Market

Mae Hong Son's morning market is a fun place to have breakfast. Several vendors at the northern end of the market sell unusual fare such as tòo·a poo ùn, a Burmese noodle dish supplemented with thick split pea porri…
Top Choice Northern Thai in Pai

Larp Khom Huay Poo

Escape the wheatgrass-and-tofu crowd and get your meat on at this unabashedly carnivorous local eatery. The house special (and the dish you must order) is 'larp moo kua', northern-style lâhp (minced pork fried with …
Top Choice Thai in Phitsanulok

Ban Mai

Dinner at this local favourite is like a meal at your grandparents’ place: opinionated conversation resounds, frumpy furniture abounds and an overfed cat appears to rule the dining room. The likewise homey dishes in…
Top Choice Chinese in Doi Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

Salima Restaurant

One of the friendliest restaurants in town also happens to be the one serving the most delicious food. Salima does tasty Muslim-Chinese dishes, including a rich Yunnan-style beef curry and a deliciously tart, spicy …
Top Choice Thai in Mae Sot

Khaomao-Khaofang

Like dining in a gentrified jungle, Khaomao-Khaofang replaces chandeliers with hanging vines, and interior design with orchids and waterfalls. Try one of the several delicious-sounding yam (Thai-style spicy salads) …
Top Choice Thai in Mae Hong Son

little good things

In a town with such unique and tasty local food, we were reluctant to risk a meal at this new vegan cafe/restaurant. But 'little good things' is probably one of the better restaurants in town. A short menu lists app…
Top Choice 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 S…
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 lâhp gài (minced chicken fried with local spices a…
Top Choice Thai in Lampang

Khun Manee

Lampang is known for its addictive kôw đǎan (deep-fried rice cakes seasoned with watermelon juice and drizzled with palm sugar). You can pick up a few bags and watch the sweets being made at this homey factory just …