We didn't actually stayed at this hotel. We were staying across the street in the Kodchasri Thani Hotel (for which I'll write a dedicated article later) but, we went there for our first lunch in Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, a foodies Nirvana...
Nope... we just crossed the street and entered the first restaurant we came across and the result turned out to be surprisingly good.
Lucky you think? Wrong again... Chiang Mai it's simply a foodies heaven. There's practically no chance of getting it wrong... no matter what restaurant you walk in, you can always be sure you'll leave with a silly smile on your face.
Especially if you go for the simplest, smallest and local ones. That's where the good food is!
And in our case the Anoma Boutique House was excellent. Take a look at what we had:
TOM JUET MOO - Clear Soup with Glass Noodle and Minced Pork
Thin strands of rice noodles topped with mushrooms, pork, seaweeds and a mix of crunchy vegetables. All of that ,swimming in a hot, tasty and fragrant broth.
Was I jealous of her meal? Yes!!! But then mine arrived...
PAD SEE EW GAI - Stir fried Flat Noodles with Chicken
I loved this dish! It was a mix of contrasts: sweet, salty and tender noodles contrasting with the crunchy vegetables. The usually blend chicken breast, was packed with flavours from the Soy, Oyster and Fish sauces... It was an awesome first food experience in Chiang Mai.
I also had my first Singha, Thai's favourite beer which was perfect for a sunny day like the one we had.
Expensive? Well... that depends...
Well, it depends on how you look at it. If you look at it with from European point of view, it was cheap!
We paid 175THB (Thai Baths) or 3,9 Euros for a meal for two, including a beer. Is that cheap enough for you?
Well it is NOT for Thai standards though. You can find the same dishes, with the same quality for around 35 THB (0,77€) in Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar or other street food stalls.
So what is the difference? Simple. In Thailand you pay for the ambiance you eat in.
And in the Anoma Boutique House it was Cool and Zen... and that's why we paid more.
But it was worth it for it's calm, full of green plants and colourful flowers environment. They even had a small pond with the pleasant sound of flowing water and red fishes in it. It was a well spent extra Euro.
57/3 Rajpakinai Rd., T. Prasingha , Muang District , Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel: 053-276280 / 084-3780868