It was only after I had started to write this post that I realised that I don’t have a name for this restaurant we visited today. This is very much a “secret” place as you won’t see too many non-Thais here. Worth a visit if you are out in the San Sai area of Chiang Mai – about 20 minutes drive from the centre.
We had been introduced to this restaurant by a friend of ours otherwise you would never find it and I am sure it doesn’t rate on Trip Advisor. I have given you the GPS coordinates at the end of this post but shhhh don’t tell.
Hidden away in a small soi off the 1001 even by the time you get to the carpark you’d here no idea of what lies beyond.
However walk through the archway behind Gaun and you enter a totally different world of timber, greenery and water.
This is a family business with the main home situated above the restaurant. I am told many of the staff are family members.
The menu is in Thai but they will give you a farang version, which has some photos and descriptions in Thai and English. Prices range around $1.00 – $3.00 for main dishes. A lot of the menu is “real” Thai so good to take someone who knows what they are ordering and try something a little, or a lot, different.
The five dishes shown above, three bottled soft drinks, ice and a small rice cost $11.00. From nine o’clock – fried prawns, prawn packets, fish “balls”, sour pork “balls” and spring rolls.
Our friend Mark never eats at his home. He is a Thai food enthusiast and can eat as a local. When a main course costs 35 THB or $1.10 why would you bother getting the plates dirty?
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GPS: N 18 49 361 E099 02 116