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You catch my eye Chiang Rai (bugs and stuff)

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Cimelo: Antique shop and coffee

One could argue that Thailand’s coffee culture started in Chiang Rai with the original Doi Chaang Coffee shop and restaurant opening here. It certainly helps that coffee is grown locally. Lee’s Akha Ama Coffee is grown nearby, as is his apprentice’s – Tu’s from Nangnon Coffee. So it’s little wonder that interesting coffee shops have… Continue reading Cimelo: Antique shop and coffee

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Food Addiction: Chiang Rai edition

There’s actually a site called Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food and surprisingly I am not on there – yet. Most of my friends humor me when I take out my draconian Lumix, as I’m not cool enough to have one of those cameras with the big lens or a smart phone. I scream… Continue reading Food Addiction: Chiang Rai edition

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Nangnon Coffee in Chiang Rai

Thailand has become a coffee culture, and there is certainly no shortage of coffee shops here, but Nangnon Coffee is special. What I like about it is it’s run and owned by a sweet and lovely Akha hill tribe woman, and the coffee is locally grown and roasted. Her nickname is Tu, and she was… Continue reading Nangnon Coffee in Chiang Rai

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DinDee Cafe and CMU Art Center

If you are perchance wondering where the Japanese hippies hang out, you’ve stumbled upon the right place. DinDee Cafe is the only mudhouse cafe in Chiang Mai (as of this date), and is a lovely place to eat before heading over to the CMU art center gallery (free!) to check out the latest exhibition, or… Continue reading DinDee Cafe and CMU Art Center

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Salad Terrace (from farm to fork)

I have my friend JP to thank for organizing both events (farm & fork) because I don’t think there are many folks who have had the opportunity to see where a restaurant’s food originates from. (Except maybe the people at the Food Network) Admittedly, I don’t know much about hydroponic farming, but I knew Salad… Continue reading Salad Terrace (from farm to fork)

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Where do Chiang Mai expats like to eat?

On the lookout for new places to nosh? (Do people still use the word nosh?) Okay, I asked some friends just for you. Janice, American foodie I like the Salad Terrace for the huge fresh salads and good meat. I also like the Mexican-style popsicles made from fresh fruit juices. It’s off Chang Puak near… Continue reading Where do Chiang Mai expats like to eat?