Today we are at Wat Suan Dok and we hear there
is an amazing restaurant on the temple grounds. It is called Imm Aim and it used to be called
Pun Pun, so that is what we’re searching for right now. It is a vegetarian restaurant and it has come
highly recommended from a friend but before we go have lunch we’re going to go for a wander
around the temple. So far I’m kind of enjoying the minimal design
here and they have a really cool outdoor open kitchen. You can see them preparing your food. The do it yourself water reminds me a lot
of being back in Korea where we used to eat at the Kimbap restaurants and we would go
up and grab our own waters. Our first dish has arrived – the vegetarian
spring rolls. It is hot. I’m burning my mouth but this is really good. These are definitely
some of the best spring rolls I’ve had here in Chiang Mai. Have a look inside. It has
bean sprouts, glass noodles, some vegetables. It is really flavorful. They’ve added some
nice spices in there. There comes the rest of our food. It looks
amazing. Let’s get back to your spring roll. I got distracted there. Have a bite! Yeah,
these are excellent. My favorite part about this is the tamarind dipping sauce. That is
really unique and tangy. The masterpiece of a salad has arrived. Ooh
lah lah. What kind of sauce is that? I think it may be pumpkin based on the color. We’ll
see. This is a really healthy salad. If you look
over here you can see we have some green beans, red beans, corn and there is even some barley
and of course we love cheese so we had to get some feta cheese on top. Only an extra
20 Baht. I would say it was well worth it. Oh, yes. How is it? That’s wonderful. So good
you’ve have three bites and I haven’t had any. We have a little taste of India happening
over here. Indeed, we do. This here is a little bit of roti flat bread and this is the Indian
curry. I don’t really know what is in it so it’ll be an interesting first bite. It is
nice and thick. I can tell that. It looks like it has a lot of vegetables. That’s wonderful.
It has got a coconut base. It is spicy and yeah I can taste a lot of different vegetables
in there. That would be our dessert. This was listed
as sweet potato honey. Sweet potato tea on the menu, so I was expecting a tea cup but
apparently it is a dessert. Tea in a spoon. It tastes like ginger. That is ginger tea.
That is not sweet potato. This is my dessert which I’m kindly sharing
with Sam. Oh, yeah, I don’t recall that part of the deal. Anyways, we’re having bananas
with coconut milk and if you look down here you can see giant slabs of banana. I’m going
to take one of those and make sure I’ve got lots of coconut milk too. That is the face of satisfaction. Yeah? That awesome feast came to 300 Baht which
is 10 USD and that included two shakes, three main dishes and two desserts. That is a lot
of food for ten dollars for two people. So today we are having lunch at a little place
called the Peppermint cafe. This is in some little back-alley in Chiang Mai. We’re sitting
outside right by the street and we’re going to enjoy some more Northern Thai food. And you know how much we like our back-alley
restaurants. Background music playing. We’re here for original Thai food and good
shakes. Looks like you got just that. So today we are having a dish that is called
Khao Soi and if you just look down over here you can see that it kind of looks like a curry
type soup and we have regular boiled noodles, some crispy noodles and chicken over top. So this is a Burmese influenced dish from
Northern Thailand and it literally means cut rice. This is one of Northern Thailand’s most famous
dishes. background music playing. So I’ve had this dish once before and I think
my favorite part is the combination of the soft egg noodles mixed in with the crispy
ones. It’s just a nice, crunchy, soft texture and the curry sauce gives it a bit of an extra
kick, so here we go. I love coconut based curries and this is quite
similar to Massaman Curry. background music playing. This is a really popular street food in Northern
Thailand. It’s actually quite hard to find overseas in Thai restaurants, so that means
you have to come to Northern Thailand and try it for yourself. Empty plate over here. The sign of a good
meal. Overall, that meal was delicious and coming
in at just 59 Baht per dish – what value! It is Saturday Night in Chiang Mai and today
we are heading to the Saturday Night market. Well, we’re still a few blocks away but I
know we’re close – you know why? – because I can smell the food. What do you got there? I got myself a twist
potato, which is a lot like the tornado chips we used to have in Korea. It looks like it
is all seasoned. It is nice. It is barbecue flavored. You are going to be sharing that! You are wasting the chips. Yeah, that’s blueberry. It looks like blueberry
cheesecake with ice cream. It is going to be messy. Snow ice cream with blueberry sauce drizzled
over top. How articulate. Mmmmmm. What did you get? I’ve got some pan-fried
dumplings. They are very similar to the Korean gun mandu we often had when we were living
as teachers in Korea. Let’s see if these are as good. They look hot. They’re pretty good. Someone found his favorites here. What started
as just a little snack out here at the market has turned out to be a full on feast. I’ve
got dim sum and fried spring rolls. Looking good. I got this – German sausage. It is very
good. Krap. In case, we didn’t quite have enough
to eat – a sweet little dessert treat. That is banana egg roti with lots of chocolate
and condensed milk drizzled over top. So today we are back at our favorite Thai
restaurant but we’re going to be having a special meal. We have ordered a set for two
people that focuses on Northern Thai dishes, so we are going to get a sampling of different
curries that come along with sticky rice. And this is what it might look like. Our first dish has arrived and it is called
Khao Soi and it is fried noodles on top of a hearty curry. That looks amazing. It does.
Let’s dig into that baby. I’m going to try my first fried noodle. I’ve
never had anything like this. It’s kind of nice and the curry is kind of spicy. How is that? It’s a very flavorful spicy curry.
I can tell it is made from coconut milk. It’s not a very thick curry. It is more stew-like
and soup-y but it is really nice on a warm day like this. I’m enjoying it. Sticky rice inside. So a lot of the Northern Thai dishes have
pork in them, so as you can see over here we have a pork sausage. We have something
that looks like ground pork with nice green herbs and this might also be pork if you ask
me. One of the characteristic elements of Northern
Thai food is that you eat your side dishes with sticky rice. This is going to be tasty. So I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be using
my hands or not but because this is sticky rice I am. We’re going to dip it over here
and see how it tastes. Spicy or sweet? This one is surprisingly sweet. So I’m going to try one of these little puffs
in another kind of dipping sauce. That looks like it could be spicy. Yeah, it is spicy.
Burning your mouth? We also have a nice pumpkin stew over here
with tofu. Spicy? Not spicy. It’s just really hot. Okay, what is next? So next up in the dishes
to try here would be the ground pork. It looks like it has been marinated in a nice little
sauce. Very strong flavor with the sauce. It looks like soy sauce but that is hard going
down. Very tasty though. So it is only our first week in Chiang Mai
in Northern Thailand but we are quite quickly discovering that this part of the country
has a lot to offer in the cooking department. Normally, when you think Thai food you think
of Pad Thai, Green Curries but really there is so much variety here. Today we had dishes
that we had never even heard of before and they were so tasty. We still don’t even know
exactly what they are. We don’t know the n ames. I’m sure we will learn them over the
course of our time here but for now what we can tell you is that Northern Thai food is
really tasty. So just when we thought the meal was finally
over and we are so stuffed they bring dessert out for us and it is amazing. So here you
can see bananas. Those are just slices of bananas in a sweet, thick coconut cream and
it is amazing really. Oh yeah, you need to try it. I want to see your face when you bite into
that. Wow! It almost has a bit of a rum caramel type
flavor which really accentuates the coconut milk. That was seriously the feast of feasts.
We paid 300 Baht in total for that which is roughly ten US dollars and it was worth every
penny or should I say every Baht. Background music playing. So we just came back to Chiang Mai after a
Visa run in Penang, Malaysia and also a short little holiday in Phuket. Are we ever glad
to be back. One of the main things that we missed about
Chiang Mai was the street food that we get really close to our apartment. Today we’re
having one of our favorite meals. Background music playing. So let me give you a very special tour of
my bowl. Ooh la la. So we have the yellow egg noodles. They look very nice. It also
comes with some dumplings. Today it is pork. We also have slices of pork over here. Some
bean sprouts and lots of greens, which add a lot of flavor to the soup. One of the things I love about this particular
night stall stand is that we can add our own different spices exactly what we want. There
is lots of chilly. That’s what I’ll be putting in mine. So I’m hardly putting any because this is
super potent and I always end up making it way too spicy and then I can’t finish my dish.
Let’s hope that is not too much this time. Noodles. I did make it too spicy again. Background music playing. So my favorite part about this dish is the
wanton like dumplings. They are absolutely delicious and we’re having pork dumplings
today. Tasty? Oh, yeah. So you’ve seen us film a few other food videos
at Chiang Mai gate, but the reason we keep coming back to this place is because there
is so much variety. There are so many local foods that we can try, so we’re constantly
being introduced to new Thai meals. This is our favorite dining spot. Outdoors by the
gate. Nice and cheap too. Samuel Jeffery, keeping it classy. You dripped! So the total for each meal is 35 Baht, which
is just over a dollar. Background music playing. Background music playing.
So we’re still here at our favorite Thai restaurant Chang Chalaad and we’re going to be having
a delectable dessert. One of my absolute favorites and to be honest much like the Pad Thai this
is also the best dish I’ve had here served at this particular restaurant.
Background music playing. We’ve got ourselves a friendly little visitor
here. Hello kitty cat. Meow. Background music playing.
So for those who have never tried this dessert it’s my favorite in Thailand. Basically, what
it is sticky rice and on top of it you have these sweet condensed coconut milk, which
obviously has some sugar added and then you have these wonderfully sliced mangoes.
Background music playing. So I would like to preface this by saying
that I hate rice. I don’t ever eat rice back home. But this dessert has really changed
my mind. I’d say it is better than chocolate and better than cheesecake. And those are
my two favorites. So that’s saying a lot. Mango sticky rice. You have to try it.
Mmmmmmm. To me what makes this the best mango sticky rice, I’ve ever had is that the cream
sauce is sticky and the coconut milk is quite thick. This is the creamiest I’ve ever had.
Oh, this is sooo sooo good. So the price of our delicious mango sticky rice dessert is
only 50 Baht which is about a dollar seventy five. Background music playing. So tonight we are at the food market right
by Chiang Mai Gate. We actually came here looking for dumpling noodle soup but our favorite
vendor is not here, so instead we are having dessert. Nothing quite like banana egg roti with chocolate
sauce and we’re going to show you how it is ordered and made. One, please. Background music playing. Speaking in Thai. Pounding noises. Sizzling sounds. Your face like Arabic. Pharaoh huh? Look like
Pharaoh. Arabic. Do you eat now? Yes. Thank you. Chopping noises. Chocolate. Okay. Kop Kun Krap. Thank you. So this kind of banana pancake is popular
all over SE Asia but this form being roti is quite different from the one we tried – especially
in Malaysia. It’s more thick. It’s fluffier. It’s got a lot of banana stuffed inside and
it is just loaded with chocolate sauce and condensed milk. Background music playing. Ooh la la. Ready for the first bite. So good,
so good that she is speechless. You can really taste the banana and the roti is very moist
and wet with the chocolate sauce and the condensed milk. It’s just really tasty and probably
not the best thing to be eating since we’re on a health kick but we need a little cheat
every once in a while. Yeah, that’s real good. The chocolate sauce
is awesome. Even better though is nutella. If you can find a place making it with nutella
that’s pure bliss. So this delicious little dessert / snack was
only 30 Baht which is one dollar. Background music playing. This is day three in Chiang Mai. We just moved
here a few days ago and we already have a favorite restaurant called Chang Chalaad.
Today we are going to be ordering some classic Thai meals. I’ve been to Thailand probably close to ten
times and this place literally has the best Pad Thai I’ve ever had anywhere. I like this dish so much. That is why I can’t
stop smiling. So Pad Thai is the kind of dish you know even if you’ve never been to Thailand.
You can get this back in Canada or really anywhere in the world. The ingredients – well,
it is a noodle dishes as you can see. It also has tofu because we got the vegetarian version.
It has egg, peanuts, beansprouts, peanut sauce. It’s just so tasty, so filling, so good. So what makes this the best Pad Thai I’ve
ever had? Well, it’s especially the sauce. This is the most tangy, sweet and rich. It’s
almost a bit creamy sauce I’ve ever had on a Pad Thai. This must be a secret recipe because
I’ve never had anything quite like this before. It is just really really unique. So Chang Chalaad is sort of this tiny little
unassuming restaurant that I first visited back in 2008. It has incredible food, so that
has always been one of my biggest travel tips to try out these little small places. Try
out these places that aren’t on trip advisor or the Lonely Planet. They are often the best
places you can eat. So the price of the Pad Thai was only 60 Baht,
which is two US dollars. What a deal! Music playing in the background.
Welcome back to Thailand! We’re back in Chiang Mai and the first thing I’m showing you is
my grimy filthy hands. My bike just broke down in the middle of the road. We’re planning
on doing a food video at one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants but the first thing
I’m showing you is my messed up bike. Background music.
For lunch today we biked all the way out to a restaurant called ‘Salad Concept’ On the
way here Sam’s bicycle kind of died, so we had to leave it behind but we finally arrived
and we’re going to show you what this place is like.
So the cool thing about this place is that you can build your own salad or build your
own wrap and that’s what we’re going to be doing today. All kinds of different ingredients
you can choose. Let’s get a wrap with pumpkin. what else? feta cheese. Where is the feta?
It’s a premium topping. Music in the background.
Alright, I’ve got my order picked out for my wrap. Let’s see what is on it. Croutons,
pasta, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, pumpkin, raisins, grilled bacon, avocado and feta with
Caesar dressing. How does that sound to you? So you get a whole bunch of free toppings
(I think five) and then you can add extra toppings to that for a few more Baht. After
that bike incident I’m splurging right now. Background music.
Well, it’s berry berry good! This is a berry shake. Hahahaha
I think I have shake envy. It looks better than the juice I got.
So this drink over here is guava, apple and passion fruit and it is so refreshing and
tangy. MMMMM, oh, it’s a little sour and crunchy because of the seeds but it’s still good.
So I’ve been noticing a bit of a interesting phenomenon in the last few months of travel.
I often order things that Audrey doesn’t seem to want. I don’t think I want that, I don’t
think that’ll be good and then as soon as it is brought to the table Audrey has food
envy and tries to eat half of it. I do. So this time around I’ve ordered exactly the
same thing that you are getting. So I’ll have my own.
Now does that look good or does that look good.
I think mine looks better. Check this out. It has avacodo, pumpkin, pasta, bacon, olives,
feta cheese. Let me take a big bite. It’s going to be good. Mmmmmm. Amazing! So happy.
It almost makes up for the bicycle incident. Dig in. Wow! These are some of the best wraps
I’ve ever had anywhere. So for me there are two star ingredients in
this wrap. First of all, the pumpkin – it just makes it nice and sweet and also this
wrap has raisins which is something I’ve never had in a wrap or sandwich before but it seems
to be quite popular in Thailand, so let’s take another bite because I mean the first
one was soooo good. Oooh, it’s falling apart – oh my. Can you give me a little bit of that?
No! So the two ingredients that really make this
wrap amazing for me are the Caesar salad and the feta cheese. The Caesar salad actually
has a little bit of Dijon mustard and it gives it a real kick. And the feta, well what doesn’t
taste good with feta? Background music.
Well, you know us we’re not really big on dessert, so well I guess we’re just going
to have to have them. Here is the peanut butter brownie cheesecake and if that didn’t look
decadent enough take a look at this one. This is apple strudel cheesecake. That looks amazing.
Audrey doesn’t like cheesecake so I’ll be having all of it. Oh, please. You wish!
So this is a pretty nice brownie. It’s very dark, heavy, chocolaty and on top it has a
little bit of cheesecake and then some chocolate mousse. So much chocolate. Each bite is chocalier
than the next. Is it like a chocolate explosion in your mouth? Okay, cheesecake strudel. Wow,
I mean apple strudel on its own taste good. Cheesecake on its own is really good. Putting
them together – thats like a superpower dessert. So, overall that meal was a bit of a splurge
for us. It came to just over 600 Baht, which is roughly $20 USD. Oh my! In SE Asia that
is a real splurge. Ten dollars per person. Normally we’d would spend half, 1/3 or if
we were having a local Thai meal even a 1/4. But it was worth every Baht because it was
tasty. This video is for all of our Korean fans. Background music playing. It’s been ages since we’ve made a video. Well, after a year of living in Korea you
know that you can’t keep us too far away from Korean food, so ‘yes’ we are in Thailand.
We are in Thailand but we are eating Korean food for dinner tonight. Background music playing. So the first dish we are having is Gun Mandu
which is fried dumplings. This was one of my favorites back in Korea and this is really
tasty. They did an excellent job. We normally had that at the Chungook Chip.
The Chinese restaurants in Korea. Good stuff? Oh, yeah. It has been literally months since I’ve had
kimchi. I’ve been missing this so much. This particular one is really sour, which I like. And here we have our Kaeran Jjim, which is
sort of like an egg souffle and this is something we often had in Korea – especially when we
were at barbecue places. So the Kaeranjjim is different from what we’ve
had in Korea. This one is a bit more watered down and I have to say I do prefer the more
authentic taste. So up next I am trying the kimchi jeon, which
is kind of like a Korean pancake and it has lots of kimchi, so this should be really flavorful. Good stuff? It is nice and fluffy and you
can really taste the kimchi and there is also a bit of spice in here. One of the big differences of eating Korean
food here in Thailand is that the side dishes are not included. Normally in Korea side dishes
are free and if you finish the whole thing they just keep refilling them for you, but
over here we ordered six side dishes and that was 40 Baht, which is about a dollar and thirty
three cents. It was still a bargain but it is not like Korea where you get it for free. And if the first serving wasn’t enough we’ve
just ordered a second helping of the pan-friend dumplings and the kimchi pancake. Background music playing. So the big question – what is Korean food
like in Thailand? We had two dishes that we really loved. It
was the gunmandu and the kimchjeon but we actually ended up ordering seconds because
both dishes were so tasty; however, with kaeranjjim it wasn’t as great as it is in Korea. I think
part of the problem is that they don’t use the stone pot which I think helps it boil
better and maybe it just evaporates a bit in water. So for the kimch jeon, we ended up spending
one hundred Baht, which is just over three dollars. Same for the gunmandu and the Kaeranjjim
came in at 60 Baht which is two dollars. So, overall it was an affordable meal. Roughly
with side dishes and water you’re looking at about ten dollars or roughly 300 Baht.
So if you’re craving some Korean food and you find yourself in Chiang Mai, Thailand
we highly recommend this little place. It is called Korea House.