Local Food to Try in Chiang Mai
Updated: May 30
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: Chiang Mai is a city in Thailand famous for its unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and incredible cuisine. With its cooler temperatures and lush greenery, Chiang Mai provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok in Thailand. Khao Soi is the city's most famous local food, but it is not the only one.
Here are some of our recommendations if you are visiting Chiang Mai
Guay Jub Chang Moi Tat Mai (ก๊วยจั๊บช้างม่อย ตัดใหม่)
Guay Jub Chang Moi Tat Mai (ก๊วยจั๊บช้างม่อย ตัดใหม่) specialises in Thai Kway Chap, pork and pork offals in peppery soup. It is listed in the Michelin Bib Gourmand. The crispy pork is a must-try too. Perfectly roasted pork over rice with sweet braised sauce.
Address: 99 ต 11-12 Chang Moi Tud Mai Rd, Tambon Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Khao Soy Maesai ร้านข้าวซอยแม่สาย (ป้านะ)
Khao Soy Maesai ร้านข้าวซอยแม่สาย serves the most famous dish of Chiang Mai, Khao Soi. This is a Thai Curry Noodle with influence around the region. It comes with chicken or beer and is topped with crispy noodles. Squeeze in some lime, and add some onions and mustard green before eating. Be there early as it will get quite busy.
Address: 29, 1 Ratchaphuek Alley, Tambon Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Chef Tao’s Thai Cuisine
There are many restaurants serving Khao Soi in Chiang Mai. Chef Tao's is a well-known Thai restaurant that deserves a shout-out for its Khao Soi. The chicken leg is a perfect match with the noodle. It is amazingly soft and tender.
Address: 169 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Changphuak Suki สุกี้ช้างเผือก
Suki is a popular fried noodle dish in Thailand. It comes in both dry and wet versions which everyone has their own preference. In Chiang Mai, Changphuak Suki สุกี้ช้างเผือก is the place to go for suki. Queue forms as early as 40 minutes before it opens. The street side stall runs like clockwork with each staff performing their assigned task. We opted for the dry version with beef. It's one of our favourite dishes in Chiang Mai.
Address: นพรัตน์, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Chang Phueak Pork Leg Rice ข้าวขาหมู ช้างเผือก
Chang Phueak Pork Leg Rice ข้าวขาหมู ช้างเผือก is the best place for Khao Kha Moo in Chiang Mai. This street-side stall is run by the Cowboy Hat Lady, who is famous in her own right. The flavourful soft braised pork and pork offals are Thai classics you will definitely love.