Thai Food 32
Impressed with the food at Senthai & Mookata, we returned shortly the next day to try their Thai barbecue and steamboat. But let me preface by saying that both their mookata and steamboat are excellent (as we hoped) and the ingredients served were high quality and fresh.
Although Kepong has its share of Thai restaurants, only a handful of them serve Thai street food. Senthai & Mookata is one of them, and probably the best one too.
Just a stone's throw away from the Yellow Thai food truck is Moo-Ka-Ta Krua Thai, a humble restaurant with an affordable menu. It's different from the usual Thai restaurant in the sense that their menu is less elaborate offers only the basic dishes. Mookata is a specialty here, along with a couple of noodles and some street food options.
Women's Prison Massage - it almost feels weird typing these words. But apparently it's a thing in Chiang Mai where you could enjoy a Thai traditional massage performed by female inmates who opted to participate in the prison's job-training and rehab program. The objective of this program is to help the inmates develop relevant skills to secure a job when they're released back into society.
Among the many the sightseeing tours you can do in Chiang Mai, a trip to Mae Kampong in Mae On district is recommended for those who are looking to escape to a less-touristy place. If you have a private car to ferry you around, you owe it to yourself to drop by Tharnthong Lodges, a nature resort with a great Thai restaurant that's also blessed with a spectacular view of greenery.
If you happen to be in Chiang Mai and looking for a place to enjoy a no frills dinner, I will recommend Sukontha buffet restaurant. Sukontha is supposedly the largest restaurant in Chiang Mai and one of the best places to experience Mookata, a Thai barbecue steamboat. The price is only 209 baht (~RM25) per pax.