We came here for lunch, and ordered traditional Thai noodle dishes like Khao Soi (yellow noodles in red curry sauce). Also added a serving of Kaeb Moo (crispy pork rind - probably not a healthy choice but it tastes sooooo good!)
Our total bill was only 180 baht (inclusive of drinks)! (less than 6 USD for 2 persons)
Huen Phen is well regarded among local Thais as perhaps the best local restaurant for northern Lanna Thai food ...
Walk in via a beautifully lit stone walkway into a restaurant which is quite big, but all the diners are separated by Lanna wooden screens, creating cozy corners and privacy. Lush decoration of handicrafts and artefacts from this region set the tone for an upmarket local experience.
Extensive menu of local items, all of which they can do in low, medium or hot spicy.
Suggestion: ask the waiter to bring a selection of plates, ie something with pork, chicken, fish, veggies to put in the middle. It's all great! And when you get the bill, a pleasant surprise. Three of us ate our fill (with a large beer each) for 300 baht a head!
Favorite Dish: You've gotta try the Khao Soi noodle, a Chiang Mai speciality. Locals argue it's the best in town.
Also have local spicy sausage and sticky rice with whatever you order for something different.
This is my favorite restaurant in Thailand. Walking in, there are an array of antiques, set among a beautiful tropical garden. The tables are intimate, a perfect setting to end the day. The food is tremendous, as authentic as it gets. The curries range from mild to fiery-hot. They serve locally-made Chiang Mai sausages, curries, nam prik, the works. If you had to experience only one restaurant in Chiang Mai, this is the one.
Favorite Dish: I had a green curry with banana flowers and pork ribs. It was delicious, as hot as a curry can get. i started off with thick Chaing Mai sausages which were great. It was a fabulous meal, one I wish I could have all the time.
Huen Phen specializes in Northern Thai food, and you will be pleased to see locals eating here. Mostly it's families sitting around one table picking food from a multitude of little bowls. Go ahead and order at least four dishes each. And you absolutely must experience northern style jungle curry with no coconut milk (not for the weak).
Open daily 08:00-15:00 & 17:00-22:00.
Favorite Dish: Jungle curry. Papaya salad is good too.
Great northern Thai food at this slight rundown looking popular and crowded restaurant. They have a huge menu, which comes in English, thou the staff might not be able to speak a word of it. Just point to what you want and you’ll be ok.
Favorite Dish: You must get the hors d'oeuves variety plate so you can try a range of northern foods. Its only 85 bath and enough for 2 to 4 people.