Chiang Mai restaurants
Chiang Mai has its own robust, uncomplicated cuisine, which focuses on intensely flavored ingredients cooked in a minimum of oil and served with nam prik, a spicy dip of chilies and vegetables such as eggplant. Street food is pervasive. Just east of the Night Market, narrow Soi 1 between Charoenprathet and Changklan roads is renowned for vendors selling khao soy, a creamy curry soup with egg noodles. The lack of Bangkok-style traffic makes free-range grazing easier. A number of hotels have excellent kitchens, but you can also expect fine stand-alone restaurants specializing in Italian, French, German, and Middle Eastern food. Prime-time dining starts a little early, around 7 p.m., with smart-casual the recommended attire.