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Foodtrail In Chiangrai Day 5 – Chiangrai, Thailand

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Day 5 is the day I leave Chiangrai for home. Sad to leave such a nice city, the people are awesome. So warm and welcoming! Shall be planning another trip soon!

Setting off to the airport
But first, visit my fav coffee house first
Sitting inside this time
So nice…
Lovely
Selfie!
But first, coffee
Airport
Trying some of the cakes at Chiangrai airport
This is actually quite nice but why Thai airways packaging? Hmmmm….
At Bangkok airport waiting for flight back
Lunch! Love it
Choc cake was alright.
Latte was so so only.

Alright that’s all for Chiangrai, definitely a must revisit place! Maybe I will organise one foodtrail tour! Anyways, stay tune for more blogposts locally in Singapore before I write about my trip to Medan. Stay tuned guys!

 

Yours gastronomically,

Big Roy

Foodtrail in Chiangrai Day 3 – Chiangrai, Thailand

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Day 3 began with me visiting a couple of places before heading up to Doi Chang Mountain. I just love not just checking out unique coffee houses but also less known street food! I will let the pics do the talking!

At Chivit Thammada. I’ve written a separate blogpost about this place before as it gave me some much inspirations. Love this place like mad!
So cosy inside
Counter
Superb surroundings
Riverside seating

My order of Scrambled Eggs Muffin with Smoked Salmon. Yummy!
Love the cutlery too!
Back in town, parked my car, on my way to 7-Eleven to top up my SIM Card data when I spotted this eatery.
Which was selling this awesome roast pork!!! Just by the look of the skin, I know this is CRACKLING! So guess what happened next? ;P
Yeah I ordered a plate of roast pork rice but I asked for lesser rice. It’s very well roasted BUT they chopped in really small pieces. 40 baht!
Pump petrol before the long journey up the mountains!
But first, stop by Wat Rong Khun aka White Temple. Seriously too touristy for me. So I took a selfie anyways! ;P
All white…
But check out the construction, really detailed.
This is actually a road divider cone at the White Temple. I don’t understand why they used 4-faced skull… Hmmm…
On my way up Doi Chang
Pano shot of the view halfway up. Very nice lake.
Selfie!
Almost reaching
Found a roadside eatery where I decided to have my lunch.
OMG check out the view. Very serene surrounding.
Lady didn’t speak English, so I used my limited Thai to order a fried rice. Thais somehow do damn good fried rice!
Ordered this bittergourd veg also but DAMN SALTY… If not also very nice. Maybe see me excited then put too much salt hahaha…
Decided to explore Doi Chang town a little
Lady selling water
In town
Houses built on slopes
Chinese school
Doi Chang Coffee Farm’s milling facility
I love this place!
Coffee bar
A cappuccino first!
Kopi Luwak… straight from the arse.
Pool for fermentation.
The bad cherries are filtered out for instant coffees and your 3-in-1s.
Good cherries gets pumped up for pulping process.
The hulling machine. Removes the parchment off the beans
Sorting in progrees into different grades and types
Colour sorter. Laser recognition to remove the off coloured beans which the bean sorter cannot detect.
Packing in progress
Manual sorting which is why Doi Chang beans are highly graded.
Coffee cherries plucking is tough!
Coffee cherry
After eating the cherry, the coffee beans remain
Drying courtyard
Beans….
Pool of beans
Storage
Selfie!
Akha Tribe. The original founding family of Doi Chang.
The original founder of Doi Chang beans. Not to be confused with the popular Doi Chaang chain all over Thailand, UK and now in Malaysia and Singapore. This uncle is the elder brother of the other one.
View of Myanmar. That’s why this family decided to settle at Doi Chang because they can see their homeland at a distance.
Sunsetting
Hardworking!
Time for the farmers to come and deposit their harvest of the day!
Weighing and recording of every farmer that is registered under the coffee farm so that it’s truly Single Origin.
Deposits went on till around 7pm+. Cherries are soaked overnight to be fermented for next day processing.
Dinner time!
Spicy like hell but I like!
My room for the night.
Simple toilet but damn cold at night.

Alright that’s all for day 3, watch out for Day 4!

 

Your gastronomically,

Big Roy

Foodtrail In Chiangrai Day 2 – Chiangrai, Thailand

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Began day 2 in Chiangrai pretty early by catching the sunrise at the rooftop of the hotel. Buildings in Chiangrai are not tall, maybe because of regulations on building heights. Anyways it was a pretty long day so be prepared to scroll down like mad. More of what I see, food wise was limited ‘cos I had very full brekkie at the hotel which lasted the whole day. Anyways, check out below:

Sunrise, what a nice cool morning at 14 degrees

Simple brekkie buffet, I’m ok with it actually.

Wow double yolk egg. How lucky!

Love it cos they have loads of veg for the brekkie

Fish porridge

Don’;t forget to eat your fruits!

Trying this for the first time. Ok lor, black sesame with soy bean. Not too bad.

Something you wanna be equipped with when on self-drive mode. An USB car adaptor! Just in case your car doesn’t already have one.

And a lot of snacks, water and tissue paper!

How the roads look like in Chiangrai. This is heading towards the Golden Triangle.

Found a quaint cafe which caught my eye along the highway.

Simple set up which to me is sufficient for business.

Oooooo ice cream cakes!

Yummy yummy!

My morning coffee fix!

Arrived at House of Opium

All these are for sale… I don’t have access to opium so didn’t buy hahaha

Temple uphill entrance

Arrived at the Golden Triangle

Pano shot of the Golden Triangle. As you can see, the water is very choppy and that’s about it.

🙂

Yeah I did many selfies here hahaha

One huge buddha here.

Boat structure not functional

See how narrow the boat at the bottom? That’s the transport to head over to Laos for some casino action.

Continued my journey northwards to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Arrived and check out the flower arrangements on the floor

Wow no wonder 6 star hotel

My view at the coffee house

Very expensive per night stay here

Coffee house

Yes I was here to try this

Price for the coffee

Here it is, the much talk about coffee

Tried once, enough. Nothing special. No body, just like drinking tea.

Love the resort

Wonder if this is heading to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. But no access so headed off.

Scenery on my way back

Stopped by the roadside for some honey pineapples. Very very sweet and really delicious! I’m referring to the fruits lah. ;P

Yummy!

Spotted a cute resort opposite the road, made a u-turn and check it out

Cute

Simple resort

The top part has no purpose

Hey cutie!

Coffee house

Babe spotted

Nice chill place

Latte came… extraction could be better but it’s alright.

Bananas are free to eat.

Lady boss brought me around to view the resort

Simple rooms lah, cheap at 600 baht per night.

Lady boss decided to give me a tour around the vicinity of the resort by driving around in her pickup

Mae Fa Luang University

Interestingly I thought this is a temple but it’s actually the school’s Chinese culture society.

Wah got nice landscaping

This land will be cleared for some big hospitals

Some damn nice hilly resort

Protected area so cannot go in take pics

Even the roads they constructed all the way into their resort

Left the lady boss and drove on my own to check out this orphanage I found.

Ok looks good and very well organised

Nice landscaping inside also.

Alright head back to city for dinner!

Much needed Iced Thai Milk Tea

Phad Thai

Fried chicken was ok but I love the sausages,

Favourite mango glutinous rice. Mango was sourish sweet though.

After dinner walk to check out other shops. This one sells loads of sausages. This is where I tapao my Thai sausages!

At snack shop. Crispy worms anyone?

At Yoddoi Coffee. Best view to watch the Clock Tower

See my view… and it’s cool air 😉

Cappuccino is much to be desired.

Proceeded to Central Plaza. The only shopping mall which is pretty much what we have in SG.

Biggest mall in Chiangrai.

Foodcourt!

Got multiplex

Paus

This vegetarian takeaway is damn good.

Check out the colours from the glutinous rice!

At the supermarket and checking out the Thai bentos. I love bentos!

Wah lau so tempted… but didn’t buy lah.
So that ended my Day 2. Feel so tired just writing this post! Ok stay tuned for Day 3!

 

Yours gastronomically,

Big Roy