a bare bones approach to a city dining guide

1 | navigate below by cuisine, location, establishment type, or price range.
2 | get out there and enjoy.

these are raw notes. the 'notables' are what I likely order each time I go to the posted establishment. if there is a website, I link to it for more information [and for your convenience].

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lucky foo's

* Like a number of businesses in risky CM, Lucky Foo's has also bit the dust. Too bad, it was perhaps one of my favourite breakfast spots! *
Any menu with goat cheese always keeps me coming back for more.
Quietly set in CM's backpacker domain, Lucky Foo's is a restaurant/lounge with friendly fare for non, fake, and real vegetarians alike. The breakfast selections are so good, you may even find yourself there two days in a row.
The open storefront and numerous windows permit jocund daylight to accompany brunch. Inside, the decor has an air of cool-kitsch. Chairs of cushioned iron and shellacked red tables welcome rumbling stomachs on legs. On Sundays, an upbeat bluegrass band twangs on as you recount the previous night's fuzzy occurrences over a decent mug of fresh brewed coffee.


notables | tofu scramble [this is the best deal, only 90 baht for the scramble, hashbrowns, soy bacon, and choice of bread]. buttermilk biscuits [serious melt in your mouth goodness]. baked herb eggs [eggs, goat cheese, and herby herbs]. belgium waffles with fruit compote. breakfast frittata.

so-so | chicken quesadilla.

future endeavours | smoked salmon & goat cheese on a bagel with fries.

location | from the moat, turn down Moon Muang soi 1. continue on as the soi turns right. before the soi turns right again, look for the yellow building on your left.


mi casa

If only Mi Casa were closer to my neck of the woods. Just off Suthep Road behind Chiang Mai University, this romantic Mediterranean restaurant even has a real, live Spanish chef behind the scenes.
You can choose to sit in the lush outdoors or inside with cozy home decor. A special menu can be arranged for private parties - your guests will not be let down.
Start with tapas and sangria, then indulge in the attentive service, quiet atmosphere, and decadent menu. Speaking of indulging, Mi Casa serves a fresh, crusty homemade bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum.


notables | tapas sampler. rocket salad. pan de la casa [fresh, crusty bread with olive oil & balsamic vinegar]. pan-fried chilean cod fillet [with red wine risotto]. chargrilled australian beef tenderloin with red wine sauce [on rosti potatoes & asian mushroom ragout].