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Indulge in Northern Thai Delights: Kang Ho, Khao Ram Fuen, and Khao Gun Jin!


Embark on a gastronomic journey up North with our guide to some extraordinary dishes that define the northern Thai culinary scene. From communal feasts to vegetarian delights, get ready to satisfy your taste buds!


"Kang Ho," a dish that's as communal as a family dinner. Picture this: a mix of flavors, a dash of creativity, and a hint of history. In the good old days, Kang Ho was the result of a culinary fiesta after events like merit-making ceremonies or big Buddhist holy days. It's like a potluck jackpot where leftovers from various dishes join forces to create this marvelous medley.
Kang Ho

1. Kang Ho: A Communal Culinary Fiesta


Discover the magic of Kang Ho, a dish born from the lively atmosphere of merit-making ceremonies and Buddhist holy days. This flavorful mix of leftovers creates a unique medley that's a must-try. Explore the authentic taste at "Yai Pin Northern Thai Restaurant" or "Tong Tung Restaurant" in downtown Chiang Rai.




Legend has it that the name came from letting the dough settle overnight ('Khao Ram Khuen'). This treat, loved by the Shan, Thai Lue, Yunnan Chinese, and more, is made from milled, filtered, and simmered rice or beans. Shaped into heavenly rectangles and seasoned with roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, ginger juice, chilies, and more – it's like a flavor explosion in your mouth! Add a side of fresh veggies and, voilà, you've got yourself a party on a plate. Don't miss the Fried Rice with Ramen and Warm Fin Rice – it's a vegetarian delight that'll make you shout, 'More please!'
Khao Ram Fuen

2. Khao Ram Fuen: Comfort in Every Bite


Explore the origins of Khao Ram Fuen, the ultimate comfort food for plant-based enthusiasts. Packed with flavors, this dish is a delightful combination of milled, filtered, and simmered rice or beans. Don't miss the Fried Rice with Ramen and Warm Fin Rice – a vegetarian treat that promises a burst of flavors.











The word 'Kan' means to knead, squeeze, or press, while 'Jin' means pork – a delightful combination of textures and flavors. Wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection, this dish is a symphony of blood, minced pork, and steamed rice. Sprinkle it with fried garlic, dried chili, shallots, cucumber, coriander, and scallions for a taste explosion. Pair it with Nam Ngiao noodles for the ultimate umami experience! For a budget-friendly and belly-filling adventure
Khao Gan Jin

3. Khao Gun Jin: A Culinary Hug for All Ages


Dive into the love affair with Khao Kan Jin, a dish that embraces both young and old alike. Wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection, this blend of blood, minced pork, and steamed rice is a symphony of textures and flavors. Enhance your experience by pairing it with Nam Ngiao noodles for the ultimate umami adventure!


For an affordable and belly-filling experience, check out "Nam Ngiao Clay Pot Auntie Eed", "Nam Ngiao Aunt Sook", or "Nam Ngiao Aunt Nuan." These spots guarantee a delightful culinary adventure without breaking the bank.




Embark on a Northern Thai culinary expedition and relish the unique flavors that make this region's cuisine truly special. Pack your taste buds, and let the adventure begin! 🌶️🍚 #NorthernThaiCuisine #GastronomicJourney #VegetarianDelights #Chiangrai #Thailand

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