Tle had heard good notices of this Chiang Mai restaurant and had to taste things for himself.
One of the dining destinations I was looking forward to the most on my Chiang Mai trip was W by Wanlamun.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a peaceful atmosphere. The staff greeted us warmly, and we felt right at home. W by Wanlamun is famous for its delicious Thai food and superb dessert dishes. One of my favourites had to be the eggplant salad; it is a work of art, both the presentation and the taste. The restaurant also perfects simple dishes such as kao pad kak moo (fried rice with crackling pork). It’s crispy with a little saltiness, a real appetite booster. We also tried the stuffed chicken wings and woon sen (glass noodles) with salted egg — thumbs up for both dishes. Then there’s the fried rice with shredded deep-fried beef served with som tum, a very nice pairing.
I’ve heard many people mention the dessert menu here. The desserts are all French, and I found I didn’t know any of them! But don’t worry, the friendly staff will assist you with your pick. I ordered a luxurious-looking dessert called St. Honore Rose. The cream had an intense rose fragrance yet a mild, sweet taste. The pie crust was coated with bright-red syrup and spiked with a piercing sour-berry taste. The éclairs, a simpler dessert, were nonetheless extremely delicious.
Dishes, including desserts, cost about 150 baht each.
W by Wanlamun is located in Chiang Mai in Soi Changmoi 2. Once inside the soi, turn into a small sub soi on your right next to the TMB (Thai Military Bank).
Opening hours: 11am to 2pm for lunch, daily; 6.30pm to 10pm for dinner, daily.
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