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Friday, January 15, 2016

CHIANGMAI TRAVEL : MUST TRY FOOD AT PAI NIGHT MARKET



I started my journey to the Northern part of Thailand on 1st Jan 2016. Landed in Chiangmai , Thailand around 8:40am on that day and went straight to Pai which took around 3 1/2 hours drive from Chiangmai City. 

I reached Pai late afternoon due few stop at some attractions. Check in to hotel and heard the news my last sis involved with car accident. Its a mixture feelings of New Year start for me.

I try to remain calm and think of way to solve the problem involve one at the time. I am the car owner of that car. haihhhhh....

Anyway, life need to move on. I am far away and the only I can do is to pray...nothing serious happened to her. 

I cover up my worrisome feelings at Pai Night Market and eat my heart out! WTH! Such a great excuse to eat more ...huhuhuh..

I visited Night Market at Pai, Sunday Night Market in Chiangmai and Night Market at Mae Hong Son.

Among all these three market...I would recommend Night Market at Pai and also Sunday Night Market in Chiangmai.

I found that food in Pai surprisingly good. For Muslim travelers ...you won't problems in finding suitable food at all. Reason being there are many Hui People, the Muslim population who settle down here in Pai. Their food is delicious too and the specialty is Rotis.

I temporarily decided not to think about what happened back home and just bring out the glutton side of me...and eat delicious food caught my eyes. WTH! 



Yunan delicacies at Pai Night Market, Khanom Jeen with Chicken. Its a rice noodles (taste like laksa noodles to me) with little gravy which a mixture of sour and spicy. Just like the asam laksa without fish added. Refreshing taste and just like eating rice noodles salad. Oh! I didn't mentioned one need to enjoy the food here like having buffet standing. Buy and eat immediately or while walking to window shopping.



Nearby this Yunan stall there is this man sells fried chicken. Since this is halal one...I tried this one. Gosh! no regret. I kind of like the taste. The batter is crispy and chicken meat is nice too.


Next is this must try grilled squid. Choose the squid and the lady will grilled it for you. It served with spicy bird eye chili sauce and lettuce. The sauce super spicy and for those who can't take spicy food...hehehe can cry eyes out! Grilled squid spicy salad. Great appetizer for the night!



The same grilled squid stall sells this 'kuih' . Look like our 'onde onde' or 'buah melaka' here in Malaysia. Instead of just green color they make it colorful but with red bean, black sesame filing. Nice one!



My favourite among all when I was in Chiangmai, Pothold Dumplings. It taste really fluffy soft a bit sweet with coconut milk , sprinkle of spring onion and rice flour. One look a bit like our 'kuih cara' here in Malaysia. Different kind but same species...I guess..eheh?


A must try if you happen to be in Chiangmai is the real dessert or snacks of Chiangmai call Khoa Puk. Its flatten black glutinous rice grilled then sprinkle of sesame seeds powder and some condensed milk. Not bad! Worth to experience it.


For those who are more daring for bizarre delicacies. You can try fried worms and other insects. Big no for me!


Rice crackers is good snack to try too. I kind of love to much this too. WTH!


Bought some herbs and spices cashew nuts from this nuts seller. Not bad though. Mine came with some kaffir lime leaves and some cajun spices. Great snacks for my long day trip.


Dessert for the night is this green tea brownies. A bit in sweet side to me but still a must try since its deliciously home baked.



I found this cape gooseberries for 30 Baht. I grabbed it for instant because they sell it expensive here in Malaysia. I always wanted to try this. Its like cherries tomoatoes in the inside. Taste a bit sour and lil sweet.

I really enjoy Pai Night Market and delicious food here. I was here for only one night! It was a love night walking and enjoy the street buffet.

28 comments:

  1. Looks like there's so many nice food to snack on in Changmai night market.
    Will definitely keep them in my list.

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  2. Would try everything on the list (especially the Pothold Dumpling) except for the 'bizarre delicacies'.

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  3. I'd try all of them (especially the Pot Dumpling) except for the 'bizarre delicacies'. Don't think I can even look at it.

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  4. I hope your sister is OK by now. So much food to take the worries away!

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  5. ah I miss Chiang Mai. So good you gotta try all their food I was hesitate last time haha

    http://www.ranechin.com/

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  6. the food looks good. i just love buying all these

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  7. wow you sure know where to eat and go. Tag me next time hehe.. :D

    Let me know so I can plan too :D

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  8. I always wanted to go chiang mai. but no chance. Seems like is time to plan it in this year!

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  9. Interesting food... I was wondering if you tried those worms or so when I saw the BIG NO from you... LOL... same goes for me... it sure was fascinating but scary...

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  10. aiyo....makes me wanna grab all and have a taste

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  11. Hope your sister is doing all right. I feel your worry!
    On another note, the street snacks in Chiang Mai are so exciting.

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  12. Fresh seafood and what fat squids! Haven't been to Chiang Mai. Planning of going to Siem Reap and Chiang Rai though. Hmm maybe my friends and I could actually take a night to go to Chiang Mai too..

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  13. the food really looks mouth watering! gooseberries are so cheap over there! i'm actually quite surprise finding similarity our food and their food share.

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  14. The Khoa Puk looks special and delicious to me. I have not try that before.

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  15. Wish to visit Ching Mai too! The food looks really yummy and love trying food at market.

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  16. I hope your sister is ok dear. Sorry to hear about the accident. The food looks so good! Ah I would just love to be able to eat them. I love ondeh-ondeh and the Thai version looks so good

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  17. I want to visit Pai as well! Saw a lot of beautiful photos about it.. Thanks for sharing~

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  18. Ching mai food look unique .Tempting to try out soon

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  19. wow! am so tempting to try the foods/ snacks from this Pai night market after reading your blog post here :P

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  20. so brave of you to try the cuisine. i might not be so brave.. :D

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  21. I love Thailand! Chiang Mai is famous for such great food.

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  22. Your post makes me miss thailand right now, hope one day i can pay this beautiful country a visit again!

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  23. Haven't been to ChiangMai yet, I bet all the foods taste yummy and affordable too :)

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  24. chiang mai street food is the best !! I miss it so much huhuhu

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  25. I will be going to Chiangmai soon so thanks for sharing. =D

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  26. that's a lot of nice food, i really miss eating on the street like this

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  27. OMG, I saw insects and worm. i dun dare eat when i at Bangkok. But my friends describe it as tasty. Ewww

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  28. These night market are wonderful to explore and find the local delicacy connecting to local lifestyle.

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