Khao Mao Khao Fang is a forest themed restaurant in Chiang Mai.

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There are both outdoor and indoor seating here but I find the outdoor seating more appealing simply because of the theme of the restaurant.

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From the entrance to the seats right down to the toilet, this restaurant really sticks to its theme.

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There is even a garden within the restaurant which is a perfect place to take some pictures.

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Tons of pretty flowers can be found all around the place.

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Seats like this really make for a memorable meal. During my time there, I also felt that there were little to no flies disturbing my meal, one of the biggest issues with outdoor dining.

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That’s right! There is even a waterfall in there! Dinner in the forest with a waterfall? Isn’t it amazing?

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Thai Milk Tea – One of the best I had in Chiang Mai. It is served similar to what we call ‘Teh Cino’ at a prata shop here in Singapore with the milk poured on top of the tea. You can mix it up and enjoy them together or sip them separately. I like to have the best of both worlds so I would sip them separately in the beginning then mix them together afterwards and enjoy all the goodness of it.

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Fried Fish, Peanuts and Herbs in Betel Leaves served with Sweet Sauce (150 baht) – This was something special and it was so tasty we finished every bit of it.

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Here is how the dish looked like when it was served to us. Simply scoop some of the ingredients into a betel leave, scoop some sauce over and go for it. The sauce is a little spicy though it was supposed to be a sweet sauce but I really loved how everything tasted together.

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Sour Soup with Climbing Wattle Omelette and Shrimps (230 baht) – At first, I did not dare to try the Climbing Wattle Omelette. Its name and appearance just did not really appeal to me. However, I really liked the soup so eventually I decided to give the vegetable a chance. To my surprise, I loved it. I ended up finishing it till the last piece. It melts in your mouth and I would definitely order this again if I have the chance to.

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Steamed Snapper with Spicy Lime Sauce (350 baht) – There are actually 3 sauces you can choose from. Spicy Lime, Soy and Sour Plum. I tend to stay away from fish because I hate having to deal with the bones but the meat was so fresh and so soft, it was definitely worth the hassle.

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Stir Fried Soft Shell Crab in Yellow Curry (250 baht) – My favourite. Soft Shell Crab and Yellow Curry make the absolute perfect combination. The spice and kick of the yellow curry was just nice and I could not stop myself from gobbling up this whole plate.

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Curry Seafood with Sweet Basil Omelette (200 baht) – You simply cannot go wrong with omelettes. I did not find the curry taste very strong but the seafood and the omelette alone were good enough for me.

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Crispy Morning Glory Spicy Salad (130 baht) – I have been falling in love with fried vegetables more and more. The spicy salad was a little too spicy for my liking but I certainly enjoyed the crispy morning glory.

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Mango Sticky Rice – This brings me to dessert and the classic of Thai desserts, Mango Sticky Rice. The mango was quite sweet and overall, it was a good plate of Mango Sticky Rice.

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Like I mentioned earlier in the post, everything at Khao Mao Khao Fang restaurant is forest themed, even the toilet.

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I thought the sink was extremely cute.

Overall, Khao Mao Khao Fang is my favourite restaurant in Chiang Mai from my trip. I loved the theme and it was very comfortable despite not having air conditioning.

[Chiang Mai] Khao Mao Khao Fang Restaurant