Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thailand: Huen Phen in Chiang Mai

I was reminded of one of the delicious meals we had in Thailand when I visited Thai X-ing over the weekend.  (Thanks for the recommendation Johnna!)  We went to a similar place in Chiang Mai, called Huen Phen.  Like Thai X-ing, Huen Phen is a bit dark and dusty.  Thai X-ing is the first place in DC that I visited that actually tasted authentic.  The prices are a lot higher than Thailand, but it is worth it ($40 for 8 courses and BYOB). 

We got 6 courses for 2 for only $12 at Huen Phen.  The menus were very similar.  They both offered a spicy salad, a soup, several dishes to serve over rice, and delicious desserts.  If you can't make the trip to Thailand, I'd highly recommend Thai-Xing in DC.

If you do make it to Thailand, don't miss Chiang Mai.  We met a great group of people at the restaurant and joined them for drinks at a Reggae bar.    After eating and drinking, we got our daily massage.  We found this great little spot next to the bar that offered 1 hour foot massages for only $5.  Amazing!  There's lots of rain in September, but you'll miss the crowds.  Thailand was the best trip of my life and I hope to make it back someday!!

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Huen Phen

112 Rachamankha Rd, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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