Today, I'm so hungry, so I ordered two bowls.
The first one I would like to recommend to you is 'Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiaw' which you can mostly find in Northern Thailand 'Khanom Jeen' is this rice noodles. 'Nam Ngiaw' is the special soup.
This is pork, pig's blood. I like the local way of making the soup. They call it 'Nam Ngiaw'.
And you know every time when we eat Thai food, a lot of times, they give us some vegetables and lime. You can squeeze the lime in. It will make the test much better with the lime.
So, this is the traditional 'Khao Soi'. It's yellow noodles with meet. And, you can order in the variations of the beef, chicken, and 'look chin' which is meat balls.
I like chicken, so I ordered chicken Khao Soi. Mix it with Pickled cabbage. Some red onions. Don't forget...Some lime.
Everytime I come to Chiangmai, I have to eat Khao Soi. It's like a must-eat. If you don't eat Khao Soi, it's like you're not in Chiangmai because there're a lot of Khao Soi shops here.
Oh! love it. It is Lanna Sausage, called 'Sai Oua' (Northern Thai Sausage). It's Mostly pork with some chicken and rarely beef. But the taste is different from place to place. There are many recipes that passed down from old people.
You have to eat it with chili and garlic together to make it more tasty. And we have sticky rice. The smell is very good.
In the market in Chiangmai, some time if you wanna buy it back home, you also can choose sausages at Talad Waroros or Waroros Market. But then, you can choose the level of spiciness too, there's a lot of it.
Waroros Market or Kad Luang is a famous and old local market where you can find fresh food, cooked food, souvenirs, and of course, the best of Sai Oua is here.
Wow! Looks nice. It's one of the chilli pastes. This one is made of grilled green chili and spices, it's called 'Num Prik Noom'. And we have to eat with 'Cap Moo' which is 'Fried Pork Skin'. You just dip it like that.It's quite spicy! They also have some vegetables.
So, this is another chilli paste called ' Nam Prik Ong'. It's different this time because there's pork in it. And there're also tamatoes and some other spices. A little bit less spicy, but still spicy.
You eat with Khao Niaw (Sticky Rice) and some veggies. You have to get some pork on it too. The trick is make it flat like this and then you...it acts like a spoon. Like this and get some pork on it. You put the whole thing.
At Maraya Hotel, not only can we find great local food in traditional style but in Chiangmai, there are also some places offering local food in the fusion style too.
The food here is quite creative because it is different from anywhere else . It's Northern style food but it's kind of a fusion food. They adapt the local style with the Western style.
For example like this one that they just ordered. They recommended me. It's 'Kang Hung-Le' in which we had in many restaurants in Chiangmai. But this one, it's Kang Hung-Le Ka Moo or Pork, but it's the leg of pig. They made it in Kang Hung-Le style with special sauce and some side dish which is vegetables.
I‘m bringing you here today, The White Garden. Tthe first impression about this place is that I like the decoration. It's just like English Cottage style.
So, it was quite a surprise to be here and we can order Lanna food and then have it together with the good coffee here. I know that the menus are quite interesting. These are very traditional Lanna food. You cannot find these in any shops or restaurants.
It takes a lot of time to prepare these menus and a lot of delicacies. And here, you see a lot of vegetables. For Northern food, they eat a lot of vegetables. They normally have side dish together with Nam Prik (chilli paste) also.
And what we have is 'Kua Khae Kai'. 'Khae' is the name of the vegetables. The main vegetables of this menu.There are some bombs (chills) in there, so be careful. So quite spicy.
And some soup we have here. That one is Kang Toon Goong Sod. Goong Sod is Fresh Shrimps. And 'Toon' is another vegetable which we can find around here in Northern Thailand.
For Northern Thai food, they have a lot of red onions, and garlic, and chillis. Because they grow a lot of these spices.
And I see this sticky rice. Everywhere in Chiangmai, 90% of the food you eat has to go with sticky rice.