What do you want to do if you’re visit a northern Thai town like Chiang Mai? Beside of going sightseeing, shopping, bathing in a natural hot spring, or riding on an elephant, surely you must imagine something delicious to eat.
Speaking of food, of course, the best choice is northern Thai food. You can’t complete a trip to somewhere without tasting traditional food of your visited land first. So, if you’re planning to go to Chiang Mai. Let’s think about what you will eat there too.
There are many northern Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai, where you can choose your favourite dish to try a new taste you’ve never eaten in your entire life.
Most of these northern Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai are decorated in ancient style, probably Lanna style or Thai traditional style. They usually appear as wooden houses, with indoor tables and outdoor tables. Moreover, they’re surrounded with nature. Therefore you should enjoy your time of eating in the middle of peaceful atmosphere.
In fact, if you want to get closer to northern Thai culture, then you’re suggested to have a Khantoke meal. Khantoke, as you know or may not know, is in fact a kind of traditional food container that appears as a circle-shaped tray. All of your northern Thai foods will be put in there as a set. And you will sit around your Khuntoke with your friends or family, eating those foods.