6 Best Chiang Mai Food
Chiang Mai food is distinct from its cousins to the south and east. If you travel in Chiang Mai, you can enjoy a different flavor of Thai food. For example, curry dish. Curry dish is the most popular dishes in Asia area. Except for tea, curry is one of actual Pan-Asia dish and drink. Here are 5 best Thai foods in Chiang Mai.
- Khao Soi (Egg Noodle Curry)
Khao Soi is one of the dishes of North Thai style. That’s curry noodle, with chicken or pork and scattering crisp fired noodle. What to point out is that curry derives from India. The flavor of India is famous for mixed style to make an exotic dish. In Chiang Mai, Khao Soi companies with egg, which is very delicious, which the flavor of egg noodle curry in Chiang Mai is different from north Thailand flavor.
- Khan Toke
It’s said that Khan Toke dates from king’s royal palace banquet. Khan refers to bowel, and tok means short round table. Before enjoying this banquet, visitors should take off shoes, sitting cross-legged on the ground. The dinner of Khan Toke has 8 dishes, with main flavor of curry, sour and hot. The Khan Toke is a typical north Thai food.
- Sai Oua (Grilled Herb Sausage)
A fiery starter dish, sai oua is northern-style sausage made from ground pork, dried chilies, garlic, shallots and a range of pungent herbs and spices. It’s just as delicious, but more accessible to the home cook. Serve them with rice and veggies.
- Nam Prik Ong/Nam Prik Nume (Red/Green Chilli Dip)
Nam Prik Ong(tomato meat paste), a representative cuisine in Chiang Mai, is made of ground pork (minced steak), tomato, onion, garlic, and pepper, which tastes a little bit hot. If you enjoy it with fresh vegetable, small cucumber, and fired pig skin, you will feel refreshment. Nam Prik Noom (green chili dip) is a peculiar Chiang Mai green chili dip. Although green chili tastes very hot, it’s very yummy to accompany this green chili dip with fresh vegetable, small cucumber, and fired pig skin.
- Gaeng Hang Lay (Burmese-style Sweet Curry)
A yellow curry with a tamarind-based soup, pork chunks, shallots and shrimp paste. Its origins are in Burma, but the adapted northern Thai version uses less oil. The geographic origin of Gaeng Hang Lay Moo — in its Thai form — is the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, beloved by Thais for its laidback atmosphere, arty vibe and fiery food.
- Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeow (Rice Vermicelli with Soybean Curry)
Authentic Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeow(Rice Vermicelli with Soybean Curry) is made of pig chop(minced steak), pig chops, tomato, pig blood clots, curry, accompanying with red pepper, garlic, and shrimp sauce etc. Kapok blooms during December to February, and then dries by airing. Therefore, this dish is not served at any time.
If you’re a Thai food fan and you become curious about Thai food, the flavor of 6 dishes can’t be missed. Although these 6 dishes are just Chiang Mai local food, visitors will feel happiness if these delicious food accompany with Chiang Mai journey.