Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sala Mae Rim Thai Cuisine: Four Seasons, Chiang Mai

With sweeping panoramic views of the Mae Rim Valley and overlooking bright green rice fields, Sala Mae Rim serves traditional northern Thai cuisine in a beautiful Lanna-style sala pavilion, with many ingredients such as local fruits and vegetables harvested from the resort's own organic garden and Royal Project garden nestled in the nearby hills. High teak ceilings complement the restaurants impressive Northern Thai artefacts and with its spectacular sweeping views of the green Valley, Sala Mae Rim is the place to experience the best of Chiang Mai cuisine, including sumptuous breakfast buffets, leisurely lunches and elegant dining in the evening.

Sala Mae Rim menu

A cold Thai Singha Beer for our lunch

Gaeng Kiew Warn Gai Rue Nua - Spicy Green Chicken Curry

Gaeng Massaman Nua - Massaman Curry with Beef Short Ribs, Potato, Onion and Cashew Nuts

Sweet and Sour Sauce for Massaman Curry with carrot, cauliflower, cucumber and corn

A small bamboo basket with sticky rice

For two evenings, we dined at Sala Mae Rim and explored their Northern Thai menu further, starting with a sumptuous Raum appetizer assortment of local specialties, fresh local vegetables and sautéed Morning Glory, and delicious wok-fried rice with crabmeat; Stir-fried Seafood; Red Curry with BBQ Duck; and baskets of traditional Chiang Mai sticky Rice.

Hors D'Oeuvres Ruam with fried noodle-wrapped Thai Tiger Prawns with Plum Sauce, Grilled Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce, Homemade Spicy Chiang Mai Pork Sausage Spring Rolls, Chiang Mai Green Chili Dip and Minced Pork in Cucumber Cups

Pad Pak Ruam - Wok Fried Mixed Local Vegetables

Kaow Pad Poo - Wok Fried Rice with Crab Meat

Talay Phad Phong Karee - Stir Fried Mixed Seafood with Thai Yellow Curry Powder, Egg, Onion, Spring Onion, Celery and Fresh Chili

Gaeng Phed Ped Yang - Red Curry with Barbecue Duck, Fresh Fruits and Coconut Milk

Handwoven basket with Thai sticky rice

Nestled in a banana leaf, the sticky rice is warm, chewy and addictive