The Kad Klang Wiang area is in the middle of Old City in Chiang Mai. An open air courtyard with shops and restaurants all around. There is a good mixture of classy and cheap places to eat here and while many are for tourists only, there are a couple of places that are frequented by the locals.
Tourists spend a lot of time on their feet so it was nice to have a place that you could just have a sit at. Trees provide some good shade.
Sate Salad & Spice
Papaya Salad was on my list of dishes to try while in Thailand. In this dish, green papaya is mixed with fresh chili, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar. I asked for not too spicy, but this was really spicy. The flavours were intense – salty, spicy and sour. It was like eating a whole bowl of condiments. I crossed it off my “To Eat” list but I’m afraid I’m not a fan. I have a feeling that this dish is usually eaten with other things. If I had some grilled meat and rice to share it would have been better.
Kelvin’s chicken club sandwich came out as a chicken salad instead. It looked amazing. Extra points for the bowl of peanut dressing on the side. Yum.
Pho Vieng Chane
…is no frills. You come here to eat. We picked one of their set meals. Great value at only 160 baht. Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else choose your dishes. Set 6 came with Shrimp mousse on sugar cane sticks, Pork with betel leaf, Rice cakes with pork floss and shrimp, steamed pork sausage, a big serving of herbs which came with free refills. We didn’t really know what we were doing when it came to the herbs.
Kad Klang Wiang
71 Rachadamnern Road. T.Prasingha A.Muang, Chiang Mai
Tel : +(66)53 208 291
Fax : +(66)53 208 292