Thai vegetarian food can basically be divided into two categories. There are the local style red and yellow ‘jey’ vegetarian eateries, which serve economic rice and dishes at dirt cheap pricing. Then there are the more up market vegetarian eateries (usually located in the center of town) which are aimed more towards expats and tourists (of course, the price being much higher). Today, I am reviewing one of the former, which goes by the name Ratsamitham.
Location: Sirithon Road, Chang Puak, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily 7.30am-4.00pm. Closed Sunday.
Out of the many traditional style vegetarian ‘jey’ Thai eateries that I visited in Chiang Mai, I would have to say the best variety of dishes came from this eatery. There were several tofu dishes, curries, vegetables and fried items.
Here was my assortment of Rice and Dishes. I went for the potato curry, preserved stir fried vegetable and the scrambled fried tofu. The fried tofu reminded me a lot of lab, which is one of my favorite dishes, but it didn’t have the various herbs inside that one would typically associate with lab. The potato curry was probably my favorite, it had a good kick of spice, and went nicely with my plate of rice.
Price: 30THB. 6/10
Conclusion – Nothing much else to say about this place. If you’re in the area, then definitely I would recommend checking this place out for a cheap satisfying meal. Not necessarily a place I would travel long distances for though.
Food – 6/10
Service – 7/10
Value – 8/10