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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salad concept

There are often times in CM life when one feels practically saturated by endless options of things ผัด [phad aka 'fried']. Khao phad. Phad kee mao. Phad pak ruam. Phad. Phad. Phad. While delicious, the greasiness can leave you feeling...well, downright greasy - both inside and out.
During these times, eating a fresh vegetable or two could feel like an herbal spa treatment for the corpus.
Thus, the CM gods bestowed upon us The Salad Concept. Blessed be our oil-logged arteries! Bright and bustling on the corner of Niman, soi 13, you can choose from the menu or construct your own salad by adding seeds, beans, vegetables, meat, and/or cheese, plus a homemade dressing of your choice. Don't worry folks, the usual gunky, tasteless, cream dressing [you know what I'm talking about] is not on the menu here. Instead, options like Japanese soy sauce, tamarind sesame, carrot, pumpkin, Thai mint, or tofu are on offer.
The service is quick and as dynamic as the crowd it attracts; uniformed students, bespectacled elderly, trendy Niman-ites, Thai and non-Thai scenesters, and grungy backpackers all chomp on the green stuff and love it. Above all else, free wifi. So, go. Now!


Notables | organic tofu salad. salmon whole wheat pasta salad. anti-cancer drink [must try it at least once!].

Sweet treats | carrot cake. cranberry square [very yum].

Nimanhaemin Rd. Soi 13
hours: 11:00am - 10:00pm
tel. 053-894-455


Adam said...

I couldn't agree more that Salad Concept is a VERY WELCOME addition to the Chiang Mai dining scene. And on top of the yummy greens and free wifi, their coffee (lattes in particular) are of note! No Nescafe sludge to be found here!

Alice said...

Nice write up and photos. : )
I'll have to check it out!

szephing said...

Alice, you won't regret it! Try the Japanese soy sauce dressing, it's light and tasty :)

Alice said...

I finally went there - it was great! You're right about the Japanese Soy Sauce dressing! Yum!

nalika said...

I like their salad, but I wish they had some hot dishes, something like panini's or just even simple hot sandwiches, as cold salads will feel very cold come the Chiang Mai winter! I recently discovered that they had soup when asked, but not sure if that's a regular affair.

There also seem to be overabundance of employees, and boy, they are VERY relaxed, sitting down on chairs and sofas, chatting with each other during business hours, but alas this is Thailand.