When it comes to culinary adventures, the countries of Southeast Asia are famous for one thing – street food. Every major city in this part of the world have street food vendors practically everywhere, and Thailand’s Chiang Mai is no exception. Street food vendors are everywhere in Chiang Mai especially in the Moat District. There are some selling meals during the day, but most of them come out at night. After a long day’s work or touring, why not go out and find a street food vendor who can make you a good and yet inexpensive meal in a matter of seconds. It is uniquely Thai and very inexpensive. There is also no need for ceremony when hitting the street food scene. Vendor would often make the meal to order, otherwise you don’t know how long the pre-cooked meals had been there. Some of them have the fresh ingredients out in the open for the customers to see how freshly-cooked these meals are.
The best part about their street food is most of the customers you see around you are locals. In my book, if the locals go to the same place frequently then the food must be good. The only downside I can see is that it seems you cannot take them back to your hotel in a doggy bag because you will end up finishing your meals there. Writing this blog post is making me hungry again.
So instead of going to familiar places like Starbucks or McDonald’s, why not be adventurous and try what is local, cheap and very good when in Chiang Mai. This Thai city after all s famous for their cuisine and for the cooking schools in town that teaches how to make it.