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Sawat Dii I have never thought to quit eating meat and become a vegetarian. Even when, during the past month, my team and I were gathering information and taking photos of XCTKQWUUNCWIJVGTJQWUGUCUYGNNCUVJGJQTTKÌEOGVJQF of turning animals into dishes, it never crossed my mind to quit. Yes, vegetarianism is good. The concept of rejecting slaughtering animals should be praised. However, I think GCVKPIOGCVKUCNUQPQVUQDCF+COÌPGYKVJVJGFKHHGTGPV tastes of eaters, except the idea of some vegetarians that accuse meat eaters of being sinners or exploiters of animals. Also, vegetarians who see themselves as the good guys... +VJKPMVJGEQPÍKEVUVJCVCNYC[UJCRRGPKPQWTUQEKGV[ come from those who think they are morally superior, blaming and looking down on those who are different. The idea of giving space to different ideas happens rarely these days, whether in general attitudes like being vegetarian or with heavier issues like liberalism over conservatism in the political world.

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APRIL 2012 Publisher Sor.Siri Suvannaphoum Co., Ltd. President Dr. Anuchit Ruksomboondee Consultants Chongchet Siri, Rachen Intawong, Wattana Autachaiwat and Assoc. Prof. Nakarate Rungkawat Consultant to Editor in Chief Jirakrit Sirithanawat Editor in Chief & Reporter Adithep Nuamcherm Editor Jirat Prasertsup Sub-editor Adam Lynton Japanese Editor & Translator Mayumi Kashiwa Art Director & Camera Toy Kriangkrai Chaimanat Graphic Designers Thodsaphon Ninsin Warawut Thichina and Sathaporn Kongyoo Event & Organizer Manager Pakin Thanutrapong Sales & Marketing Director Alisa Sompong Stylist & Assistant to Marketing Director Khaimook Sangmearnuparp Accounting & Finance Nutthaya Patthamachaiyant Assistant to Accounting & Finance Nataya Pitida Assistant to Accounting & Customer Service Chawisa Nuamcherm Trainees Nisachon Jaipang, Nuengrutai Sankeaw FOR ADVERTISING Please contact 0 5381 0801, 08 5694 4123 and 08 1530 5185 E-mail: alisa.sp8@gmail.com (Alisa) & nobita.svp@gmail.com (Nobita) OFFICE Address Sor Siri Suvannaphoum Co. Ltd.

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46 62 Color of the city Calendar Art Exhibitions Open - Raw Outlets Culture - Appitizers’ Cultures Feature - Here Comes the Flesh! Food Feature Teast Taste - Som Tam Luang Prabang The Unique Code of Papaya from Our Neighbors Dining - Oriental Shop @ Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi/ Paper Spoon, Impresso Sleep - The Twenty Lodge Advertorial - Jirung Residences Luxury Lanna Wedding Ceremony @ Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai Check it out

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Kasemkij Hotels sponsors Miss Thailand World 2012

Amulet Contest @ JJ Market Chiang Mai Lanna Chiang Mai Amulet Club organized the amulet contest at JJ Market Chiang Mai.

Press Conference of the 1st Golf Singha Chiang Mai

Magrin Promyothin, General Manager of .DQWDU\+LOO+RWHO&KDLQJ0DLZHOFRPHGĂ&#x20AC;QDOURXQG contestants of the Miss Thailand World 2012 during 3rd - 5th March 2012.

Golf Competition on Journalist Day

Rittirong Warit, President of the 1st Golf Singh Chiang Mai, launched a press conference regarding the golf competition that will take place on 1st April 2012 at Lanna Golf Center.

Lanna Golf Journalist Club organized the golf competition on the Journalist Day 2012 at Mae Jo Golf Club and Resort Chiang Mai.

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John Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Collection 2012

The Department of Media Arts and Design, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, exhibited â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Luggageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the art thesis exhibition for 2012, at the 3rdĂ RRURI7KH3OD]D&KLDQJ0DL

John Henry held the fashion show â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;John Henry Recombine Summer Collection 2012â&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Robinson Chiang Mai.

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Now - 7th April, 2012 CHIANG MAI FEST 2012 Venue: Three Kings Monument, Chiang Mai There are 2 events at this prominent art festival in Chiang Mai including Art On Street – a 3D ground painting exhibition by Melenie Stimmell, Ban Latum, Remco Van Latum and more. This show is staged until 5th April. The Chiang Mai Fest’s concerts are shown between 6th - 7th April 2012. For more information Tel. 0 5329 2224

28th - 29th April, 2012 KRABI ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL Venue: Railay Bay, Krabi

Krabi Rock Climbing and Fire Showing International Contest is the annual highlight event of this Andaman paradise. Come and see VJGGZQVKEUJQYQHÌTGFCPEGTUCPF rock climbing contests. For more information Tel. 0 7562 3944, 0 7563 1777

13th - 15th April, 2012 CHIANG MAI SONGKRAN FESTIVAL Venue: Chiang Mai city

Enjoy the traditional Thai New Year festival and the worldwide famous water splashing event around the country, with the most fun to be had in Chiang Mai. For more information Tel. 0 5325 9365, 0 5325 2557

Now - 30th April, 2012 LAMPANG HORSE CARRIAGE – TRAIN MEMORIAL DAY

Venue: Lampang Railway Station, Lampang Come to join the iconic Lampang horse carriages and the RGTKQFYJGPVJGÌTUVJKUVQTKECNVTCKP arrived in Lampang a century ago. See an exhibition, performances and light & sound shows. For more information Tel. 08 1881 2847 and 08 2221 5990

24th April, 2012 AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE IN BANGKOK

Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok The famous American Metal band ‘Avenged Sevenfold’ will stage a concert in Bangkok playing their new album Nightmare. Tickets are 1,500 Baht. Click www.thaiticketmajor.com for reservations. For more information Tel. 0 2262 3456

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3rd - 6th April, 2012 MIRACLE PHANOM RUNG Venue : Phanom Rung Ancient Temple, Buriram See the miraculous phenomena and ancient architecture of Khmer where the 15 gates of Phanom Rung Temple shine sunlight in a direct line. Also, many light and sound performances take place, while OTOP shops are also available. For more information Tel. 0 4461 1957

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5th - 9th April, 2012 POY SANG LONG FESTIVAL

Mae Hong Son The traditional Buddhist ordination ceremony of Tai Yai children is a vivid and attractive event of Mae Hong Son that attracts tourists to see these elegant local ceremonies that are held in many Tai Yai temples in Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai For more information Tel. 0 5361 2982 Venue:


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Now - 6th April, 2012 POP CULTURE Venue: La Lanta Fine Art , Bangkok

La Lanta Fine Art presents an art exhibition by two European artKUVUKPURKTGFCPFKPĂ?WGPEGFD[VJG pop art scenes of the 20th century. Brett Neal juxtaposes familiar images by the great masters like Picasso, Matisse, and Lichtenstein on a series of whimsical animal sculptures. Christian Develterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork is reminiscent of the work by #PF[9CTJQNYKVJUVTQPIĂ?CVEQNQTU and the subject matters that pay tribute to the popular culture of the current time. For more Information www.lalanta.com

Now - 8th April BHARATA ET CETERA Venue: ARDEL Gallery of Modern

Art, Bangkok Bharata exhibition presents photos, and notes taken on journeys in India and Nepal under the old social context, civilization and religion. Similarity and differences of the 2 countries are presented by 6 artists: Urasha, Kittiphon, Truswin Rasasataya, Bheema, Arthit Sirisant and Surin Banyatpiyaphod. For more information Tel. 0 2422 2092,08 6890 2762 or www.ardelgallery.com

Now - 29th April, 2012 THE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD OF PHILIPPE RAMETTE Venue: Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok Philippe Ramette, French sculptor and photographer, plays with gravitation via his upside down photo collection. Being a model himself, he traveled around the world to take upside down pictures without computer retouches! For more Information Tel. 02 214 6630-8

3rd - 27th April, 2012 THE TWO JOURNEY Now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20th May 2012 YOU ARE NOT ALONE Venue: 9thĂ?QQTQH$CPIMQM#TVCPF

2nd - 27th April, 2012 COMMEMORATION OF SUPREME ARTIST By National artists in Visual Arts Venue: CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai

See the paintings from 17 national artists that come to exhibit their works contributing to HM King Bhumibol on the occasion of the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 84th birthday. For more information Tel. 0 5321 8280

Culture Center, Bangkok Bangkok Art and Culture Center cooperates with Art Aids foundation to present You Are Not Alone exhibition to promote understanding about AIDS and coexisting with HIV patients. There are 16 international artists presenting artworks for this exhibition. For more information Tel. 02 214 6630, 02 214 6639 or www.bacc.or.th

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Venue: CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai

Insom Wongsam and Venetia Walkey showcase their long journey from Insom rode Lambretta in Italy to their recent passion of Dhamma. The result is a painting and sculpture exhibition at CMU Art Center. For more information Tel. 0 5321 8280 Now - 15th April, 2012 OIL PASTEL PAINTING WORKSHOP Venue: Northern Village, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport Good news for kids; come and see the oil pastel workshop by Kru Chang who has been teaching elephants to draw at elephant camps. For more information Tel. 08 9700 9337


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he market is the universal center point for many communities and also plays an important role for social businesses such as farmers, who bring their crops to exchange for money or other crops and food. Markets in different regions have their own distinct CODKGPEGYJKEJTGĂ?GEV VJG EQOOWPKV[ +P VJG 75# and many countries in Europe, fresh markets are wellorganized and located in proper indoor buildings. This differs wildly with those found in many countries in Asia, where fresh markets are unorganized places with dirty and unhygienic surroundings. People in Thailand are familiar with such market places, and are a part of their lifestyle. Finding a pigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head on a table with rats running on the rugged concrete ground underneath is the norm. In the past, you could buy fresh beef or pork on a stall next to vegetables and clothing booths, but things have improved over time and hygienic standards have improved the lives of people and the quality of goods. In western countries, the era of dirty markets is long gone and now the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;supermarketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is the place to go for convenience and choice in nice air-conditioned surrounds. 6JCKNCPFJCUCNUQDGGPKPĂ?WGPEGFD[UWRGTOCTMGVUCPF recently it is the preferred lifestyle choice of middle and upper class citizens living in the city. However, fresh markets are still popular as there are bigger amounts of products and the meats are fresher as

they are directly carried from slaughterhouses. In Chiang Mai, Kad Muang Mai is the prominent market offering a YKFGTCPIGQHOGCVUCPFĂ&#x152;UJVJCVCTGFKUVTKDWVGFCNNFC[ and all night. Kad Ton Lamyai is also another source for Ă&#x152;NNKPI%JKCPI/CKMKVEJGPU Chiang Maiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rimping Supermarket is a sophisticated RNCEG YJGTG [QW ECP Ă&#x152;PF VJG UCOG VJKPIU HTQO VJQUG markets in a better environment as well as plenty of imported products. However, for those who prefer an adventurous and funky ambience, fresh markets are great and will always be popular in the country.


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However, fresh markets are still popular as there are bigger amounts of products and the meats are fresher as they are directly carried from slaughterhouses. In Chiang Mai, Kad Muang Mai is the prominent market offering a ZLGHUDQJHRIPHDWVDQGĂ&#x;VKWKDW are distributed all day and all night. Kad Ton Lamyai is also DQRWKHUVRXUFHIRUĂ&#x;OOLQJ&KLDQJ Mai kitchens.

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Discovering Worldwide Culture Eat Appitizers ä¸&#x2013;ç&#x2022;&#x152;中㠎ć&#x2013;&#x2021;ĺ&#x152;&#x2013;ă&#x201A;&#x2019;ç&#x2122;şčŚ&#x2039; ĺ&#x2030;?č?&#x153;ă&#x201A;&#x2019;éŁ&#x;ă šă&#x201A;&#x2039;

Chinese appetizers @ Jia Tong Heng

CULTURE Text: Nuengrutai Sankeaw Photo: Passport to Suvannaphoum

ppetizers, or Hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvre in French, are universally known as food items served before the main course of a meal. Started in French culture, appetizers spread worldwide with different characteristic dishes of different regions coming about over many years. European people believe that dinner is the major meal of the day as they do not rush to do anything, and can concentrate on eating. Appetizers often come in the form of soup; a light dish that features in both oriental and western gourmet cultures. There are 2 kinds of soup; clear and consommĂŠ soup, while the Spanish have a cold soup called Gazphacho. Chinese people prefer to eat soup, not only as appetizers, but all day long as they believe the soup will warm and relax their stomach. Chinese appetizers are also much different from Europe, full of nuts, dumplings, preserved eggs, according to the recipes of regional chefs (inherited from the royal palace). The full option Chinese dinner is normally joined by 10 persons around a round table; when waiting for people to arrive, others will wait by eating the various appetizers. The concept of appetizers is similar to the Europeans. 6JCKNCPFJCUDGGPKPĂ?WGPEGFKPUGTXKPICRRGVK\GTUHTQO%JKPCDWV adapt to its own style. Spring roll, which was the Chinese royal food, is mostly featured in Thai cuisine. Namprik or shrimp paste is also eaten, and encourages the digestive juices. It is also eaten as a main dish. Lanna culture has no original appetizers, but many restaurants offer signature dishes of the region such as pork cracklings, sai au (northern style sausages), namprik num, and white pork sausage.

Lanna Thai appetizers @ Euang Kam Sai Restaurant

Seafood Soup @ Rosewood Restaurant

Special Thanks: Rosewood Restaurant (Kad Farang, call 0 5343 0936) Jia Tong Heng (new branch on Superhighway, call 0 5324 2242) Euang Kam Sai Restaurant (Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, call 0 5327 2187)


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Apart from Islamic and Jewish people as well as certain regions in Europe which see the pig as being dirty, people from across the globe cook pork in a variety of styles. Around 60-70 pigs are sent to Chiang Mai’s Kad Ton Lamyai each night and are sold out during the day. Pork features in almost every restaurant around town, from food stalls to top-end luxurious bistros.

Ham with Asparagus @ G&M German Sausage

Pork features in various cultures of regional cooking, from Chinese and Thai to European and American. Some of them are just plain and low-priced food, while others are considered premium cuisines. Barbecued Suckling-Pig is a very expensive dish in Hong Kong, while suckling-pigs have featured on European menus since Roman times. 25-day roasted piglet is served every day at Jia Tong Heng Chinese Restaurant, and is the must-try item on the menu, although with a price tag of up to 1,800 Baht, it’s not something you’re likely to order every night. German Sausage and Smoked Ham is a German dish that is very popular in Chiang Mai. Though the G&M German Sausage Restaurant is situated in Doi Saket district, many Chiang Mai residents and tourists visit there to try its traditional fried dishes. The crispy skin and soft meat of the smoked pork leg is delicious with cold beer as are the 5 choices of sausages ranging from Frankfurt style to Cocktail tastes. The restaurant offers Sunday buffet for just 200 Baht a person including beverages. Recently, a second branch opened in the city, right behind Big C Extra. Pork Chop at the Steak House Pub & Restaurant is marked as a must try steak dish in Chiang Mai. The modern steak house and bar punctiliously selects VJGÌPGUVRGTRGPFKEWNCTEWVQHVJGURKPGQHVJGRKI and a yummy rib or part of a vertebra, served as an individual portion for 220 Baht.

Above: German fried pork leg @ G&M German Sausage Left page: Barbecued Suckling-Pig @ Jia Tong Heng

Restaurants’ Directory Jia Tong Heng (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) call 0 5382 0860-2 G&M German Sausage (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) at San Kamphaeng Doi Saket Rd. Call 0 5384 0531 Steak House Pub & Restaurant (11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6.30 - 11.00 p.m.) Call 0 5322 4123

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Pork stocks @ G&M German Sausage

It is not necessary to know why crispy pork is a popular a la carte menu in Thailand; all you need to know is where you can try the wonderful tasty dish. The food shop near Chiang Mai Art & Culture Museum is spectacular, serving it with sweet dressing and rice or simply with dark soy sauce. The price is 50 Baht a dish. Pork Satay, skewered and grilled pork with curry sauce, is a basic snack that can be found with Khao Man Gai (steamed rice and chicken with soup). Head to the line of food shops next to the Chiang Mai Art & Culture Museum (different side from the crispy pork shop) and sample a dish with prices starting from 30 Baht. Moo Ping Khun Por Grilled Pork stall is located near Kantary Terrace on Nimmanhaemin Road. Served on sticks with dark sticky rice, the price is 5 Baht per stick. (QTCĂ&#x152;ZQHRQTMDCNNUYKVJPQQFNGUJGCFFQYPVQChang Moi Noodle (next to Yupparaj School) for a bowl of mellow soup (30 Baht). Grilled pork balls are available at many places, one of the most extraordinary being the Mini Pork Ball Shop, distributed from a small pink van by a cute, funny aunt (just 3 Baht per one stick). Tong Suk Fried Pork Balls are the well-known local specialty at just one Baht per piece.

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Chicken As pork is rejected by Islamic people, chicken is a popular food in the Middle East. It is also popular throughout the world, including Thailand in the form of kebabs, chicken tajine, curry and fried chicken.


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A large roast turkey is the well-known chicken menu taking part as the main course of Thaksgiving dinner

The recommended chicken kebab dish in Chiang Mai is found at Sahara. Set in a Moroccan style decoration on Nimmanhaemin Road, ‘Marinated Chicken Breast Kebab’ is unique and a dish you have to try. Deeply soaked in the signature sauce, grilled chicken meat melts in the mouth and the 3 different dressings make for a vivid taste sensation. Served with spiced rice, the price is 119 Baht. Laila Khao Mok Gai is the famous Islamic food shop that has 3 branches in Chiang Mai. The original one is situated on Yang Na Tree (Old Chiang Mai – Lamphun Road). The bold taste of Khao Mok Gai or spiced rice steamed with chicken is supported well by fried garlic and spicy dressings. Try it with oxtail soup (see more in BEEF section). Khao Man Gai or rice steamed with chicken soup is another dish that Thai people are familiar with. Check out Kiet O-Cha next to Chiang Mai Art & Culture Museum (the same place for Pork Satay). Prices for Laila Khao Mok Gai and Kiet O-Cha Khao Man Gai start at 30 Baht. Gai Yang S.P. is the signature grilled chicken dish with a very attractive smell and recipe. S.P. Restaurant is situated on Si Phoum Road near Si Phoum Corner, Chiang Mai downtown. The price is 130 Baht per one chicken. Last but not least, the basic chicken menu found everywhere is fried chicken. The outstanding one is behind Chiang Mai Technical College where the fryer uses his bare hands to dip the chicken into the hot oil to fry the chicken! The other shop of delicious fried chicken ‘Netre Duang Dao’ is behind Suriwong Book Center, distributed from 6 p.m. onwards.

S.P. Grilled Chicken

Chicken Tajine, another tasty Islamic chicken dish, @ Marrakech Restaurant, Shiek Istana Hotel Restaurants’ Directory Sahara (10 a.m. - 1 a.m.) call 0 5322 2088 Laila Khao Mok Gai (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) call 0 5380 0401 Marrakech Restaurant, Padad district, (11 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. and 5 - 10 p.m.) call 0 5327 3142


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Above: Grilled duck @ Jia Tong Heng Restaurant Middle: Smoked Duck Breast with Raspberry Sauce @ De Lanna Restaurant Below: Foie Gras @ Le Coq dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or Restaurant

Though they are less popular than chicken, duck and goose meats are more expensive and feature in premium menus of China and France. +P(TCPEG(QKG)TCUKUETGCVGFHTQOURGEKCNN[HCVVGPGFIGGUG+VUĂ?CXQTKU described as rich, buttery, and delicate, unlike that of an ordinary duck or goose liver. Foie Gras is sold whole, or is prepared into a mousse, parfait, or pâtĂŠ. Furthermore, French law states that Foie gras belongs to the protected cultural and gastronomical heritage of France. An excellent place to try those geese products in Chiang Mai is to Le Coq dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or Restaurant.

Restaurantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Directory Le Coq dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or Restaurant, Koh Klang Rd. (5 minutes from Holiday Inn Hotel). Open 12 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6 - 10 p.m. Call 0 5314 1555 Website: www.lecoqdorchiangmai.com

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Peking Duck is the dish prized for the thin, crispy skin, with the cooked meat sliced in front of diners by the cook. Ducks bred specially for the dish are slaughtered after 65 days and seasoned before being roasted in a hung oven. Normally, it is eaten with pancakes, spring onions and sweet bean sauce. A notable restaurant for this dish in Chiang Mai is Jia Tong Heng VJGĂ&#x152;TUVDTCPEJ is near Night Bazaar and the modern style branch is on Superhighway Road). A fusion duck dish worth trying is Grilled Smoked Duck Breast with Raspberry Sauce and Honey Syrup (that is served with spinach and mashed potato) at De Lanna Restaurant. Try the sweet and sour magical delicious taste of the sauce and duck meats at De Lanna Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant near Wat Phra Singh. The price is 240 Baht. Back to China, with the down to earth menu of Green Noodles with Roast Duck, served at The Old Shop behind Chiang Mai University or at Khun Pang Noodle on Canal Road; the price is just 40 Baht. Restaurantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Directory ,KC6QPI*GPI CORO 6JGĂ&#x152;TUVDTCPEJECNN 0860-2 and the new branch on Superhighway call 0 5324 2242 De Lanna Restaurant on Intawarorot Road, call 0 5332 6266 Khun Pang Noodle (9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) call 0 5340 0240

Though they are less popular than chicken, duck and goose meats are more expensive and feature in premium menus of China and France.

Above: Green Noodles with Roast Duck @ Kung Pang Noodle Below: Peking Duck @ Jia Tong Heng Restaurant

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Apart from being multifunctional animals for men such as farming, transporting, etc., cattle is also one of the prominent majority sources of global food as the beef are eaten widely in almost all regions and cultures

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Praise has to go to the Japanese for creating the delicacy Kobe beef (left page’s picture on the far left), renowned for its tenderness and well-marbled texture. The extraordinary beef is available at Shirayuri Japanese Restaurant on Nimmanhaemin Soi 7. The new Teppanyaki style restaurant is cool with its open Teppanyaki kitchen where customers can admire the art of iron griddle cooking. From the flat griddle we still stay in the Japanese sense and soak the beef in the sukiyaki pot at Giant Shabu. Though this restaurant is famous for its shabu buffet, the unique recipe of sukiyaki is also excellent. Here vegetables are fried in a dried RQVQXGTYJKEJUQWRKURQWTGFDGHQTGÌPCNN[RKEMKPI slices of red beef to soak in the pot. Here comes the happiness. Apart from beef, there is also pork, seafood and other Japanese side dishes served unlimited at 249 Baht per person. A la carte beef is best served as dried noodles with beef and meat balls, and the prominent outlet is Rod Yiam Noodle, Nimmanhaemin Soi 11. The restaurant also offers Beef Curry with Rice from 35 Baht. For those looking for quality American junk food with quality beef, try the Beef Burger with Cheese at Mike’s Burger, which is more than general fast food.

Above: Beef Cheese Burger @ Mike’s Burger Below: Beef Sukiyaki @ Giant Shabu

Dried Noodle with Beef @ Rod Yiam Noodle

Restaurants’ Directory Shirayuri Restaurant, Nimmanhaemin Soi 7, call 0 5322 2443 Giant Shabu, Old Chiang Mai - Lamphun Rd., open 5 - 11 p.m. call 08 1681 3854 Rod Yiam Noodle, Nimmanhaemin Soi 11, call 08 1472 9619


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LAMB Lamb is a sheep less than 12 months old, and the tender dish was made famous by the Mongolian culture. When Genghis Khan went on the war, sheep was the main animal VJCV/QPIQNKCPUDTGFVQOCMGHQQFCVVJGECORĂ&#x152;TG New Zealand and Australia are the countries producing high quality lambs for the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchens and some forefront restaurants in Chiang Mai also serve the dish. Australian Lamb Rack at Rio Restaurant & Wine Bar is an example of a combination between high quality ingredients and professional grilling. The dish is one of the recommended grill dishes at BBQ Buffet with the concept of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;East Meets West Grill.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It is located at Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort. The buffetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price is 599 Baht++ per person. The dinner time starts 6 -11 p.m. Call 0 5399 9333 Lamb is also used in fusion food like Siripannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Slee Banyan Restaurant where it is served in a traditional Burmese curry â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hung-layâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hinlayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Gaeng Hung-Lay Lamb or New Zealand rack of lamb with yellow curry features the soft lamb OGCVCPFHWNNĂ?CXQTGFEWTT[YKVJRKEMNGFICTNKECPFHTGUJIKPIGT The restaurant is open 6.30 a.m. - 10.30 p.m. Call 0 5337 1999.

Above: Gaeng Hung-Lay Lamb @ Slee Banyan Restaurant Below: Australian Lamb Rack @ Rio Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Sashimi is the worldwide famous Japanese raw dish VJCVJCUDGGPGCVGPUKPEGVJG'FQRGTKQFYJGPHTGUJĂ&#x152;UJ meats were eaten with pickled ginger and wasabi as the Japanese believed they helped sterilize the raw meats. Akamon Japanese Restaurant is the traditional Japanese restaurant in Chiang Mai that features a wide selection of sushi and Japanese food served in a cozy setting. Salmon is not only excellent for Japanese, but also for Italian dishes. Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar, a RTGOKWO+VCNKCPĂ&#x152;UJOGPWUGTXGFCVLapin Cafe Sanpakoi Road is the one you should not miss: It has a crispy and UQHVRK\\CFQWIJCPFWPKSWGUCWEGYKVJHWNNĂ?CXQTGFUCNOQP OGCVUEQXGTGFD[ECXKCT5GNGEVCĂ&#x152;PGYKPGCVVJGDKUVTQVQ accomplish this dish. Luxury Chinese menus also contain many recipes of Ă&#x152;UJPQVCDN[Fish Head Spicy Soup at Jiw Yaowarat Chinese Restaurant. The spicy and sour appetizing soup features Ă&#x152;UJJGCFCVQWIJOGCVDWVITGCVVQEJGY6JQWIJĂ&#x152;UJJGCF is not such a popular ingredient for cooking, Jiw Yaowarat does the dish very well and is a highlight of the menu. Furthermore, Fried Pla Ka Pong (sea bass) with Soy Sauce is the dish you should not look over. Jiw Yaowarat is the old Chinese restaurant that serves luxurious Chinese food at reasonable prices at a down to earth setting.

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Since ancient human started to hunt animals for food and set their villages along the river to be their living source, Ă&#x;VKLVWKHSURGXFWVZHĂ&#x2013;YH got directly from the ULYHUDVZHOODVWKH ocean. Furthermore, ZLWKKLJKSURWLHQĂ&#x;VKLV leaner than meat, that LVORZHUIDWDQG contains amino acids and minerals that are vital to the body.

Restaurantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Directory Akamon Restaurant, Hillside Condotel 4, call 0 5335 8230 Lapin, Sanpakoi near Nawarat Bridge closed on Wednesday, call 05 3530 9815 Jiw Yaowarat Restaurant, near Poi Luang Intersection, call 0 5311 6113 5CK[WVÂżU-KVEJGP%JQVCPC5QKECNN Ekathip Chokedee Restaurant, Jha Baan Road call 0 5341 7122 Above: Namprik Gapi with Fried Mackerel @ Saiyutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen Below:(TKGF$WVVGTĂ&#x152;UJYKVJ2NWO"'MCVJKR%JQMFGG

5VC[KPIKPVJG%JKPGUGMKVEJGPĂ&#x152;UJGCVGTUUJQWNFPÂżVOKUUQWV on (TKGF$WVVGTĂ&#x152;UJYKVJ2NWOCV'MCVJKR%JQMFGG4GUVCWVTCPVnear Chiang Mai Technical College. The sweet and sour dressing covers VJGHTKGFHTGUJDWVVGTĂ&#x152;UJYJKNGOWUJTQQOUIKPIGTUCPFQVJGTJGTDU exult the dinner. The price is 350 Baht, which is fantastic value given the quality of the dish. Mackerel is supposed to be one of the prominent culinary cultures of South East Asia. In Thailand, Nam Prik Pa Too or mackerel paste chili sauce is also said to be a national heritage food. Nam Prik Gapi or shrimp paste chili sauce is the other nam prik dish that features a strong yummy taste when you try it with fried mackerel and fresh vegetables. Saiyutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen is the traditional Thai restaurant with elegant and classic recipes that are mixed by the top-class cooking and vegetable crafting of Aunt Saiyut Noree who creates Nam Prik Gapi and Nam Prik Patoo with unexplainable deliciousness. The price of the namprik set with fried mackerel is 130 Baht.

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Spicy Oyster Salad with Herb @ Xanadu Pub & Restaurant


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One of the best BBQ seafood buffets in Chiang Mai is at Holiday Inn where a wide selection QHĂ&#x152;PGUGCHQQFKUITKNNGFGXGT[(TKFC[PKIJVYJGP you can eat fresh items that have been expertly ETGCVGF6JGDWHHGVICVJGTUĂ&#x152;PGKPITGFKGPVUHTQO the forefront places of seafood outlets such as New Zealand sea mussels and horse crabs from Mahachai district. The price is 420 Baht++ per person, available every Friday, 6-10 p.m. (the pictures are shown on the left page).

Grilled River Prawns served with Spicy Sauce Thai Style at Rosewood Restaurant

DGNQYTKIJVRKEVWTG -CF(CTCPIKUUGTXGF with fried rice and is wonderful with white wine. The dish is 790 Baht, while also worth a try is the Seafood Bouillabaisse or seafood soup, CĂ&#x152;PGCRRGVK\GTDGHQTGVJGDKIRTCYPUCTTKXGU

Though Chiang Mai is about 800 kilometers from the sea, there are many seafood restaurants that serve very fresh DQGSUHPLXPSURGXFWVERWKIURP home and abroad.

Restaurantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Directory Holiday Inn, Old Chiang Mai - Lamphun Rd., call 0 5327 5300 4QUGYQQF4GUVCWTCPV-CF(CTCPIECNN Ruen Tamarind, Tamarind Village, call 0 5390 4111 Pasta Cafe, Nimmanhaemin Soi 5, call 0 5335 7310 Xanadu Pub & Restaurant, Furama, call 0 5341 5222 ext. 2600

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River prawns also goes Thai through Pad Thai Goong Khai Foo or Thai style fried noodles with shrimps and fried eggs (above left picture) at Tamarind Village’s Ruen Tamarind Restaurant. The restaurant balances well the taste of traditional Thai noodles with the juicy meats of river prawns and banana shrimps. It is served daily along with many Thai and Northern dishes at the pleasant poolside restaurant. The dish is 280 Baht. Baked Cozze at Pasta Café (left below picture), a cozy and homemade Italian bistro situated in Nimmanhaemin Soi 5, is also recommended. The dish is 230 Baht. Also, YJ[FQP¿V[QWVT[VJGOQWVJYCVGTKPI5GCHQQF5QWR NGHV middle picture) for the great appetizer. As is Spicy Oyster Salad with Herb and Grilled New Zealand Mussel with Wasabi Sauce at Xanadu Pub & Restaurant on the 17thÍQQTQH(WTCOC*QVGN%JKCPI/CK (the picure is on the page 56.)

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Som Tam or papaya salad has been the signature dish of Thailand and Laos for an age. Spread over the regions, each province has its own recipe, which is why the northern version is less spicy than Isaan style (north eastern region). Though the region is connected directly, the eastern region of Thailand differs from the Lao style. Those who have never been to Luang Prabang might not know the unique Luang Prabang Som Tam style, but they can now sample it in Chiang Mai at Patan, CRNCEGTWPD[VJG.CQ#KTNKPGUÂż5VCVKQP/CPCIGTYJQ brings the signature recipes of Luang Prabang to serve with plentiful choices. 5WTGVJGĂ&#x152;TUVOGPW[QWOWUVVT[KU5QO6CO.WCPI Prabang that features the enlarged and thin raw papaya as the large strip noodle, offering the new experience of chewing with strong taste of dressings (the mellow EQODKPCVKQPQHRKEMNGFĂ&#x152;UJCPFQVJGTKPITGFKGPVUVJCV soak into the papaya noodle); the taste is strong and HCPVCUVKE-QK2NCQTOKPEGFĂ&#x152;UJCPF%JKEMGP9KPIUYKVJ

Fish Sauce are good beginnings. Also recommended are Ao Lam, the traditional herbal soup of Lao that has a similar style to Northern Thai, and Namprik Pla La RKEMNGFĂ&#x152;UJRCUVG ECNNGFNamprik Jaew Bong in local language is something you have to try to sample the sense of Luang Prabang. Other Northern Thai menus and regional recipes of somtam are also available.

Open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Soi Patan, Tambon Patan (near Le Crystal Restaurant) Tel. 0 5321 1670

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Tradition, are impressively strong, blended by the winner of the World Espresso Competition awarded by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters.

Impresso Espresso Bar

For the espresso addict, IMPRESSO Espresso Bar on Nimmanhaemin Soi 11 is a must. This 2-storey building is stylishly decorated, and its coffees, especially Espresso Tradition, are impressively strong, blended by the winner of the World Espresso Competition awarded by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters. For a lighter touch, try Mocha Frappe or Iced Caramel Frappe, plus Tiramisu or Brownie Cheese Cake are excellent treats. Furthermore, the shop is also joined with Papa Curry, serving Japanese Curry Rice topped with Beef Cutlet, Fried Egg and Pork Sausage – a different ambience from Impresso, but well worth a try. インプレッソ -

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Paper Spoon Located in a shady and very habitable half wooden, half concrete house surrounded by three low rise neighboring houses in the same pleasant area, Paper Spoon is a pretty cafe mainly serving tea and coffee and daily baked fresh scones. The scones here are mouthwateringly soft and mellow, served with passion fruit or strawberry jams and your favorite teas such as iced peach, apple or hot loose tea. Fresh coffee and lassi are also available. The cafe is nicely decorated in the style of the chilled lifestyle of Khun Pam, the owner, who also creates handmade books and other cute craft works. One corner of the cafe houses a big cupboard where loads of Khun Pam’s collectibles, handmade and vintage items are available for purchase. Also, the neighboring shops are pleasant to admire; Communista and Jyn Tana present handmade clothing accessories, including costumes. The shops are also part of the foundation which contributes to forests while another shop is Hand Room distributing cute handmade clothes for children. ペーパースプーン

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SONGKRAN CELEBRATION AND DINNER @ TAMARIND VILLAGE

Situated at the very heart of Chiang Mai’s old town, Tamarind Village is the perfect place from which to enjoy and discover the city’s colorful parades, processions and holiday festivities. Finish off a day of celebration with a relaxing and delectable Thai dinner at Ruen Tamarind, its stylish poolside restaurant for Songkran Celebration Thai New Year’s and Dinner at 900 Baht++ per person. The buffet is available on 13th April, 2012. For more information Tel. 0 5341 8896-9, www.tamarindvillage.com

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SAY ‘I DO’ ON THAILAND’S MOST ROMANTIC HOLIDAY ISLAND Couples looking to marry on Koh Samui need look no further, as the stunning new InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort throws open its doors. The resort specializes in celebrations of every size and shape from elaborate Thai gatherings to private tête-à-têtes for two, with a personal wedding planner. Its 79 guest residences can be hired in their entirety, or as a small cluster of accommodations with a range of tailored wedding packages available from 78,000 Baht++. And for couples looking to extend their stay, Romance Rekindled at the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is priced from 12,900 Baht++ per night for a minimum 3-night stay, until 15th July, 2012. For more information Tel. 0 7742 9100, e-mail: vipasiri.napawongdee@ihg.com

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SIRIPANNA SAWASDEE PEE MAI MUANG @ SIRI PANNA VILLA RESORT & SPA

On the traditional Thai New Year 13th - 15th April 2012, Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa will organize a lunch buffet with a wide selection of traditional Lanna cuisines at Slee Banyan Restaurant, plus international food, Thai desserts and pastries. The price is 599 Baht net including beverages; available 13th - 15th April, noon - 3 p.m. For more information Tel. 0 5337 1999, e-mail: fbc@siripanna.com

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SPA THAI MASSAGE SCHOOL

Just minutes away from the city, SPA Thai Massage School invites you to step into a different world from the moment you cross the threshold. Find yourself in a haven of greenery, enjoying the SPA experience using age old traditional methods of healing to promote health. Leave the hustle and bustle behind, and take some time out to share the unforgettable SPA experience. Open: 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m., closed on Sunday. For more information: Tel: 053-296531 or www.spathaimassageschool.com

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A CHANCE TO BE A MAHOUT FOR THE DAY

Away Suansawan Chiang Mai, a Centara Boutique Collection resort hotel, is offering a package that includes two nights’ accommodation along with the opportunity to follow the trail of a real mahout for a day. Also included in the Mahout Package, valid between now and 31stOctober 2012, are daily buffet breakfast, one welcome dinner, and roundtrip transfer to the nearby elephant camp site with lunch provided. The RCEMCIGKUCXCKNCDNGCVURGEKÌGFTQQOECVGIQTKGU4CVGUHQTC5WRGTKQT Room for the complete package are 7,550 Baht net and 10,750 Baht net.

For more information Tel. 0 2101 1234 ext 1 or e-mail: reservations@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/package/MahoutElephantCampExperience.asp

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D-SWEET @ DUSIT D2 CHIANG MAI

dusit D2 Chiang Mai, the top 40 city hotels in Asia – World Best Awards 2009 from Travel + Leisure Magazine, offers 2012 special packages ‘D-Sweet’; 2 nights of Club Deluxe at 18,000 Baht++, 2 nights of Studio Suite at 20,300 Baht++ and 2 nights of D-Suite at 25,300 Baht++. The package includes daily gifts, welcome drinks, breakfasts at Moxie Club and D-Sweet dinners and more. The promotion is available from now until 20th December, 2012. For more information Tel. 0 5399 9999 or e-mail: d2cm@dusit.com

HOT PROMOTION @IMM HOTEL THAPHAE

Imm Hotel Thaphae is located in the prime location of Thaphae Gate with convenient access to cultural attractions, business destinations and leisure hangouts. Visitors can also ÌPFXCTKQWUIQQFUQP6JCRJCG9CNMKPI5VTGGVGXGT[5WPFC[ evening. Recently, the hotel offers a hot promotion for summer, with rooms from only 850 Baht net per night including breakfast and free Wi-Fi. For more information Tel. 0 5328 3999 or www.immhotel.com

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TRADITIONAL SONGKRAN CEREMONY @CHOMPOR LANNA HOME & RESTAURANT

Chompor Lanna Home and Restaurant , presents traditional Songkran Festival by enjoying with many Thai traditional ritual, such as pouring scented water into hands of the elders, fascinating with Lanna style local market, carrying sand to building an pagodas and we are offering the astonishing Northerner’s show. On 13th - 15th April from 10.00 a.m till 5.00 p.m. For more information Tel. 053-326547 or e-mail: Chompor.lanna@gmail.com

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Wat Xiengleck Temple

Km 387

ay13 Highw

Chomphet District

Wat Tam Sackkalin

- to Wat Had Siaw - to Wat Nakham Temple - to Wat Khok Pab

Flow

World Heritage office

Passenger Ferry Landing

Theater

Ethnology Centre

Red Cross Lao NTA

Immagration

Women Union

Wat Xiengmene Saiyasetharam

Tourist info

Passenger Ferry Landing

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13 way igh

Jaliya

Km

383

Social Welfare Departement

- to Police Admin District Health - to Ban Natha - to Ban Nakham - to Nakham Temple

Provincial Adminstration

Justice Departement

Sandbar

(Nam Khong)

Communication, Transport, Poste & Construction

Phosy Market

Provincial Finance

Ban Naxang

Ban ma

Provincial Deputy

Ban Naluang

- to MiniBus Station - to Lao-China Friendship Hospital - to Tad Thong Waterfalls

Ban Phabathtay Ban Phosy

l ote n H GH . kbaKham uel co o D - ng te F -Po o Sta -La

Roots & Leaves

Km 384

-Aministrative District -Urbain Development High way 13

Naviengkham Mai Market

Ban Nasampham

Ban Xangveuy

Sandbar Take a walk side - Cross over the Mekong

Ock Pop Tok

Km 385

Bike Bridge

Thongbay Guest House

- to Elephant Camp

Phan Luang Secondary School Wat Taohai

Ban Phasouk

All Vehicle Bridge

Ban Phonlouang Ban Phonsa-at

- to Ban Nong Sai - to Ban Pha Khom - to Ban Khok Wa - to Ban Donekeo - to Ban Donemai - to Wat Xang Khong - to Wat Khom Khouang - to Wat Ban Khokva - to Speedboat Landing (Fast Boats to Pak Beng and Huay Xai)

Sandbar

Tiger Trail

Ban Sangkhong

Hospital

Km 386

Wat Phol Phao

Peacefulness Temple (Chedi) 13 y wa gh Hi

Official Bulding Night Market 6 Pm to 10 Pm See C3


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