Discussion in 'Restaurants - North Thailand' started by DavidFL, Jul 26, 2010.
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LAAB LUNG AIR
GPS WAYPOINT: N20 25.217 E99 53.437
Breakfast for Moto-Rex
Breakfast fort David Unk
The restaurant looks like a regular cheap Thai lunch spot, but the owner-cook used to work at a "name" hotel in Pattaya, & so steaks & farang food (spaghetti & lasagne) are the house specialty.
Good value for money. Check it out sometime & you will be surprised.
Located on Route 1290, the "new" super from Mae Sai to the Golden Triangle.
650 metres from the start / intersection with Route 1.
Mae Sai Breakfast
A real serious task for us farang.
But try the Top North Hotel
with fresh coffee / cappuccino too.
a sweet little restaurant mainly cooking farang food.
They recently came 3rd in a Makro cooking competition in Hang Dong. (2nd place went to Seepak, my fave in Mae Rim. 1st to a big restaurant in Khampaeng Phet.)
Green House was / is a rival to Laab Lung Air, but Lung Air seems to have temporarily vanished from the scene in Mae Sai. Lung Air moved in JUly to a new location, west of town on the new Doi Tung road, but it looks like they have since gone again, lasting only a few months. But I do need to check again.
Green House food is cheap, tasty & value for money. Sorry no pics - I was too busy talking to Boy the cook.
Location, not easy to find.
GPS Waypoint: N20 26 17.9 E99 53 02.6
In a soi Muang Dang Soi 1.
parallel to the main street, east of the highway.
One block North (closer to the bridge) of the Bangkok Bank & 7-11.
Doi Wao Coffee
up on top of the hill next to Wat Doi Wao temple overlooking Mae Sai.
Opened only 2 years & only just discovered by me - I'm a bit slow
but this is a gem of a spot for a cuppa, some food & a sweet view overlooking Mae Sai / Tachilek
Plus you can get a nice fresh breeze on a hot day.
A couple of food pics from GreenHouse.
Simple food, but cheap & good value for money.
Breakfast - pork steak / bacon / cheese
Beef steak with red wine sauce
Fish steak - dolly fish
Nothing over 150 baht.
I'm perplexed - finding a decent eating restaurant in Mae Sai is not easy.
They all seem to come * go in 6-9 months - flash in the pan.
Laab Lung Air is gone.
Umporn Resort used to have great food, but only in the high season & if the same cook cook comes back.
The Fai Kham Pub is gone & they used to have great food.
Labieng Kaew is gone.
The list is endless.
But there was a "new one" that was impressive....more to come.
Somewhere new & somewhere different...
The Tea & Plant Oils Development centre.
On the grounds of the Tea & Plant Oils Centre
South of Mae Sai
At the intersection with R1149 / R1290
The Doi Tung & Golden Triangle roads.
A magic cool spot
Loadsa health foods. The GF had a delicious yam fruit salad - sweet & spicy
The old boy had a caesar salad & a sensational thirst quencher of a drink - lavender / lemon / soda.
so good was the drink that I had TWO.
Im not sure of the restaurant opening time, but closing was 8PM they said.
Recommended for a a cool relaxing late afternoon break.
That looks sensational and has just become our groups lunch spot for our day between Chiang Khong and Mae Salong in December.