Michelin Star Dining in Chiang Mai - Great Deals on Great Food
Chiang Mai has fantastic food and incredible prices. You can easily find tasty Thai food for 30-50 baht ($1-2US). I love Thai food and eat it daily, but one of the added benefits of living in Chiang Mai is the variety of western food we get as well.
When I was on a $600 a month budget this time last year, I would have said it was stupid to go out and spend $30 on dinner when you easily have a tasty meal for $3. However, now that I'm making American dollars with my drop shipping stores, I think it's perfectly reasonable to go out and splurge once a week and enjoy yourself.
|Balsamic Vinegar with Eggplant and Mint|
In fact, you appreciate it more when you're out here. Back home, it's so common to have luxuries that you just get used to it. But when you're in Thailand, having white table cloth, great service and homemade pasta is a nice treat.
|Chef Danilo Ragusa|
If you're like me and enjoy a good deal, the ironic thing is, by spending more money on luxury out here in Thailand you're actually getting the best deal of all. Sure you you can pay $0 and not get a massage, or you can get a great one for $10. The best advice I ever received was:
"If you find something you know you would enjoy, don't tell yourself you can't afford it. Ask yourself, how you can afford it."Expensive restaurants in Chiang Mai worth trying:
- La Tavernetta - Featured. Italian Food. Homemade Pasta. Nimmanhaemin rd.
- La Fourchette - French. Chiang Mai Old City.
- Green Table Restaurant - Mediterranean/Western. Nimmanhaemin rd.
- Four Seasons Resort - Sunday Lunch. Mae Rim.
- Pern's Pinxtos & Tapas - Spanish. Haew Kaew rd.
- Open for suggestions, anyone? =)
Enjoy your time in Chiang Mai, there is a ton to offer in this city aside from just cheap Thai food and Nature. It's good to live on a budget to bootstrap your business and save, but it's also good to enjoy the city for everything that it offers.