In his second report from Chiang Mai, Tle finds big flavours in the small hours.
Far from a sleepy provincial town, Chiang Mai has many great nightspots. And at some, the party doesn’t stop until as late as 5am. So if you need some food energy before heading to a late-night club, restaurants like Kai Tod Tieang Kuean, or Midnight Fried Chicken, are just what you need.
The place was fully packed when we arrived at 2am. A friend and frequent customer told me we were lucky to get a table as quickly as we did, as the queue usually stretches far down the pavement.
Of course the highlight here has to be the fried chicken. Though my piece had cooled a bit too much, the chicken was very delicious, the crispy skin given a light saltiness with jall sauce of grounded chilies, fish sauce and tamarind — just superb. Another menu item not to miss is sai aur, Northern-style sausage with a lot of local herbs. We also gobbled down deep-fried three-layer pork, or moo krob, deep-fried intestine and a set of nam prik noom. A simple half-boiled egg was no less than amazing.
Everything here tastes great, and it’s a really good place to get recharged for more fun or perhaps to sober up before returning home.
Menus items start at 50 baht per dish.
Kai Tod Tieang Kuean is located at Khumpaengdin Road, Aumphur Muang, Chiang Mai.
Opening hours: midnight to 5am
14/06/2012 - 10:41