ข้าวขาหมู ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak Pork Leg Rice

ข้าวขาหมู (stewed pork knuckle with rice) particularly THIS ข้าวขาหมู was my first “hold on a minute” experience with Thai food. Even though it’s made with Chinese five spice and eaten by mostly Chinese tourists (this location only) ข้าวขาหมู is as Thai as it gets. Fatty pork braised in a mother broth (some of the first… Read More

ไส้อั่ว Sai ua

ไส้อั่ว (Sai ua, full name ไส้อั่วสมุนไพร), the ubiquitous sausage of Northern Thailand. So much so that Sai ua actually means stuffed intestine, or sausage if you will. Moderately spicy, inoculated with hunks of pork fat, and intensely herbaceous, this sausage is a great representation of what Chaing Mai has to offer. Not unlike Khao Soi… Read More

111 บะหมี่-เกี๊ยว

For those of you who enjoy a bowl of ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเป็ด (duck noodles) but don’t like this growing trend of overly sweet broth, this side of the road joint will appease your needs. Situated between the north gate and super highway (west side of the road) is 111 บะหมี่-เกี๊ยว (loosely translated to 111 Dumpling). This place… Read More