Chiang Mai cuisine is known for its usage of ingredients like chilli, fish sauce, tamarind, lemongrass and coconut milk.

Roast chicken and noodles

Rice noodles are a staple among locals, and the roast chicken you get served in Chiang Mai come in various styles and flavours.

KgboChicken Pad Thai dish served at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, BrisbaneCC BY-SA 4.0



Hotels and Restaurants

A traveller staying at a Chiang Mai hotel – the likes of Anantara Chiang Mai Resort – is invariably treated to the delights of the domestic cuisine; international cuisines are available too if you’d rather stick to what you are used to.

Street Food

Chiang Mai streets are lined with small stalls selling a variety of Thai food. If you’ve had your fill of refined dining, the roadside food vendors in the city will offer you just what you need – Tom Yum Soup, Pad Thai and Khai Jiao are a few dishes you can enjoy at the streets of Chiang Mai.

TakeawaySalat pao street vendor chiang mai 03CC BY-SA 3.0

Western Food

The city is packed with expats, and for their benefit, there are a few cafes serving western food – Nimman neighbourhood is where you’ll find the best cafes in Chiang Mai.


Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+