Mountainside Dining in CHIANG MAI

Classic little roadside restaurant in an unbelievable setting. Perfect for some good food and and a cold beer overlooking epic views.

Video Transcript

Haelee is using her Thai have you got it?

Haelee: No! 😅

I was trying to figure out what this says we want to recommend you guys to come to this place but in Google Maps it’s only in Thai Haelee what does it say?

Haelee: Sa Hay Mune Jok.

Chris: Okay so bottom line Haelee’s using her Thai the fact she can read this at all is impressive just look for this sign and we were gonna stop actually at a place called Patana this elephant Sanctuary but apparently they’re closed well I went there a year ago and here’s what it looked like then and then we just drove there now and it is literally just about three kilometers that way out into that gorgeous Valley and it’s all overgrown I don’t know if they’ve run into problems if anyone knows drop a comment below but elephant Sanctuary is one of the many casualties of this whole covered mess but anyways we are stopping here just to show you what these roads side restaurants look like we’re not going to eat here because we’re about to go to a coffee shop and I’m excited to show you but this place is great I will find the Google Map link and leave it so you can find it great place for food and I think I had a beer sitting right here exactly one year ago let’s see if I can dig up that footage oh yeah that was a nice ice cold beer so anyways this place is gorgeous it’s a gorgeous setting and uh we’re just finishing up the ride we got one more stop to make let’s hit it.

Haelee: Sa Hay Mune Jok

Chris: Oh she got it, do it one more time

Haelee: Sa Hay Mune Jok

Chris: All right Haelee comes through so there you go now you can find it. Do you want to give grab a coffee? I know a place!


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.