This article describes 5 of the all-time great places to have khao soi in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the story of a day where I set out to do the impossible – eat at all 5 of them, back to back to back, and choose one as the Best Place to have Khao Soi in Chiang Mai.

Doing impossible things is fun though when you’re with good friends, and we boldly set out together looking for the best khao soi in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In this article I am going to share with you the details of how these 5 restaurants compete (in our minds and in our stomachs) for the title of Chiang Mai’s best bowl of khao soi (ข้าวซอย).

Loong Prakit's Khao Soi is just quite a looker, almost seductive with its deliciously red glistening and oily curry broth
If there’s an award for Most Beautiful bowl of Khao Soi, this wins hands down (#3 below).

Note: All 5 of these restaurants are serving khao soi that is so good I have written individual restaurant reviews on all of them.The links are in each section by restaurant, and then all again in a full list at the end.

Boldest Claim Ever?

I’ve been lucky to visit Northern Thailand several times, but never taken the chance to really hunt down the restaurant that I could confidently claim to be the best khao soi I have ever tried in Chiang Mai.

So on this day, we set out to try khao soi (ข้าวซอย) noodles at 5 different restaurants in Chiang Mai, eating at all of them in a row.

Listed below are the restaurants, links to individual articles on EatingThaiFood for each one, and our pick for the restaurant that serves the best khao soi in Chiang Mai that we have ever had.

Khao Soi is such a flavorful bowl of noodles
This is the bowl of noodles you’ll enjoy at Khao Soi Mae Manee

Five Bowls in a Row

Yes, you read correctly, we went directly from one restaurant to another until we finished all 5 bowls* of Chiang Mai’s best khao soi (ข้าวซอย).

While at first it might sound a bit much, I think that in the future, we should always review food like this.

I have never been able to so obviously and distinctly compare variations in a single food like this before.The memories, and reasoning behind the decision, are literally as fresh as the bowls of noodles you just finished that very day.

(*five bowls of noodles and also a plate of goat biriyani at the first restaurant (ข้าวหมกแพะ at Khao Soi Islam), because it is just way too good not to order it if you’re there…)

A Little Work Before Play

Researching for this day beforehand involved of course both Thai and English web searches.

We made sure to do our homework, because as most Thai people will tell you, “if you haven’t had khao soi, then you haven’t arrived in Chiang Mai.”

It really is that important.

This really goes to show that a search for the best khao soi in Chiang Mai is not only a competition among tourists – Thais absolutelylovetheir khao soi!

We had to do this day right, not only for Eating Thai Food, but for Thailand as well.

Now that’s quite a mission.

1.Khao Soi Islam (ร้านข้าวซอยอิสลาม)

I have been to this restaurant a few times before actually, and I love it.

I thought it would only be fair to go to this restaurant first, not just because I already know that they serve a great bowl of khao soi (ข้าวซอย), but also because its one that I would describe as just an all-around great basic version of khao soi, a good one to compare all the others against.

Its a great place to start the day with Khao Soi, but this is also just a great restaurant to start any other day of a Chiang Mai food tour as well.

I love the noodles here, and the style is so different than other Chiang Mai Khao Soi Noodle restaurants
Wonderfully spiced yet gentle flavored curry broth at Khao Soi Islam

Khao Soi Islam‘s recipes are unique, and a little bit more mild than some of the other popular khao soi restaurants around town.

As this is a Halal restaurant, they really have experience in making khao soi with beef, but its also a guarantee that their flavors will be slightly unique because you know already that none of their soup stocks or recipes at all include anything with pork, pork fat, or other pork products.

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The home-made chili paste (นำ้พริกเผา nam prik pao).The version they make here is outstanding.You absolutely need to add at least one heaping spoonful of their magical chili paste when you come here for khao soi.

The curry broth too is wonderfully fragrant, even if it is quite mild, and even though its not very spicy, it still has a wonderful and unique khao soi flavor.

最后,如果你试图使咖喱 healthy dish, then the way they use coconut milk here (and not coconut cream, which is higher in fat) just might make this your go-to restaurant for khao soi.

最佳金面清迈?

The curry broth is just not thick enough for me to consider this ‘the best khao soi in Chiang Mai.’

That being said, I do still love this restaurant, and highly recommend it for a number of reasons;

Their biriyani for one, is great, and one of, if not thebest biriyaniin all of Chiang Mai (we just found it impossible to not order an extra plate of mutton biriyani (ข้าวหมกแพะ khao mok pae) actually while coming to judge the khao soi, just to secretly enjoy it on the side).

Finally, this would also be one of the best Halal restaurants in Chiang Mai, serving incredible beef tail soup, and their fried chicken is pretty tasty as well.

The recipe they use here actually reminds me of a recent Chinese MuslimYunnan-style feastI had.I think they also use local chilies instead of larger farm produced ones.Here I think they use a chili paste made with Prik Kariang (พริกกะเรียง, a Northern Thai species of chili), which has a very bright flavor, as opposed to Prik Kee Noo (พริกขี้หนู), which is the more commonly used chili pepper in Thailand.

Beautifully blended bowl of noodles, they almost don't need the seasoning that comes with it.
A perfect blend of spices, creaminess, and crunch at Khao Soi Khun Yai

2.Khao Soi Khun Yai (ข้าวซอยคุณยาย)

This restaurant is probably the one that gets the most interest from online sources, and I would say that by far it was Khun Yai’s, and another restaurant called Khao Soi Samer Jai*, that had the highest number of local people (on Thai websites) claiming it as a personal favorite.

I have visited Khun Yai before, to enjoy her near-perfect and wonderful recipe of khao soi, and I thought that it definitely deserved a second visit for this day of noodle madness.

*(I’ve previously had khao soi at Samer Jai’s Restaurant, and even though it was highly rated online I thought it was much too sweet to include in this day’s search for the best khao soi in Chiang Mai.)

Chicken curry noodles at Khao Soi Khun Yai
Khao Soi with Chicken (‘Khao Soi Gai’)

‘Khao Soi Gai’ is the Khao Soi curry made with Chicken

At all the other four restaurants today, we ordered our khao soi with beef, but as Khun Yai chooses khao soi gai (ข้าวซอยไก่) as her specialty dish, we ordered it with chicken instead of beef.

Khao Soi Khun Yai Restaurantserves a bowl of noodles that is slightly on the smaller side, but one thing I can say with confidence is that this chef knows her flavor balance.

She serves a perfect blend of both flavors and textures, and where some restaurants can tend to add either too many crispy noodles on top, or too much coconut milk (or sugar), Khun Yai’s years of experience are just immediately obvious when you taste your first bite of noodles.

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A less-spicy but still great version of khao soi, because here, her original-recipe flavor is near perfection – almost needing no additional seasoning.

I always add the accompanying red onions, pickled mustard greens, and lime, just to make it a more full dish, but at Khao Soi Khun Yai you could actually just be satisfied with the plain curry broth and noodles themselves.Its that well-made.

最佳金面清迈?

The meat was just too dry for me, and the curry broth a bit sweet.I honestly couldn’t say that it was a bowl of khao soi to go crazy over, maybe she has started to tame her recipe just a bit as more and more foreigners come to enjoy her popular noodles.

Not a bad thing at all, its just my opinion, and her cooking expertise does deserve to be known.This is one of the mainstays of Chiang Mai’s Khao Soi, an all-time best, it just doesn’t happen to be my personal choice for #1.

While I would recommend this as one of the ‘must-try’ places for any traveler new to this food (very good location, walkable, easy to find in the old town), this is unfortunately no longer a bowl of khao soi that I would recommend a veteran noodle loverpilgramage to eat

Wonderful braised beef at Loong Prakit's khao soi
Khao Soi with Braised Beef (‘Khao Soi Nuea Toon’)

3.Khao Soi Loong Prakit Kard Kom (ลุงประกิจกาดก้อม)

From the moment you walk in to Loong Prakit’s restaurant, you just know its going to be a good food experience, no matter what you’re going to order.

The first thing you might see is a smiling, older man, standing behind several huge steaming cauldrons of noodles.This is Loong Prakit, the owner and originator of an amazing recipe of khao soi, and he is likely to be found smiling confidently, yet humbly, welcoming customers in to the small restaurant seating section.

With only five tables inside, and three or four chairs at each, the restaurant is almost always full, and therefore every food they serve is always at its most fresh.

Tammada, or normal, bowl size is still huge at Kard Korm
A monster bowl of Khao Soi, this huge bowl is actually only their ‘normal’ size!

I love the ease of Self-Service at this restaurant

你进入白色的塑料雨篷下的餐厅,并去到自助服务表抓住一些水域。冰加用铁水罐杯,快点回到你的表来安排侧板,他们会带给你,洋溢着葱,芥菜,切片石灰新鲜楔形的陪同三人。

很快到达面条碗的大小仅仅是令人兴奋的。所有这一切立刻浮现在脑海的第一次在这儿吃了,“有人可能会成为这里经过美食家只是一顿饭!现在,这就是我所说的面条怪物大小的碗“。

因此,许多厚厚的面条,在一个令人难以置信的深刻和丰富的红色咖喱肉汤洗澡时,华丽的肉香的味道是上升将使任何人在瞬间的时间饿了。

我认为这可能是非常有可能的太,你可以尝试,并完成他们的炒辣椒的整个发球胜盘贴,从来没有更开心 - 他们的版本只是令人惊讶的芬芳可口。

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牛肉。令人难以置信的红烧牛肉和鸡蛋面(ข้าวซอยเนื้อตุ๋น金面nuea杜恩)。

龙Prakit的金面是一个相当旁观者也堆满了金黄炸面条,底下全蒸鸡蛋面条,几乎与诱人可口的红色闪耀的油性棕红色咖喱肉汤吸引力。

他们在这里服务的碗是真正令人印象深刻,并肯定会赢得我的“最有社会化媒体友好的照片”的一碗面奖(这是您在本文的顶部看到的第一张照片的碗)。

红肉在这个金面是如此的令人难以置信的温柔,当我梦想的金面,它的这个碗碗丰富的,我梦寐以求的。这肯定将是金面在清迈的最佳半碗饭时的思维在价格方面;因为每个大碗这里的成本只有45铢。

最佳金面清迈?

老实说,我没有理由与别人谁选择了这家餐厅作为他们的选秀权在清迈的金面头号最好的碗不同意。

提供的食物这里是真正真棒,和香精的丰富,他们的牛肉碗的多汁的烦躁,最后只是大量的大小是所有只是让心脏-warmingly精彩。

这是在我的脑海里不会选择这家餐厅是我最喜欢的一个非常密切的电话,但你应该阅读,找出原因。

在第四次碗!

金面美Manee不仅味道鲜美,而且心脏,warmingly友好
Serving such delicious khao soi, and always with a smile – Mae Manee

4。金面湄Manee(ข้าวซอยเเม่มฌี)

Khao Soi Mae Manee Restaurant位于稍稍外的镇,在途中对湄林,清迈镇。

这使得那里的行程稍长,但也的位置使得它比老城区的密集的城市街道多一点冷静。它在幽长街道的尽头方向也只是给了这家餐厅放松的这样一个凉爽的感觉。

If we hadn’t already enjoyed three other restaurant’s khao soi this day, I would have absolutely no reservations at all from having four, or even all five bowls to fill my daily quota of khao soi, all in a row without leaving Mae Manee’s restaurant.

这里的面条都是刚刚好。

面条一碗宁静,放松的地方在美Manee的餐厅享用美味的深金面口味
I love the feeling of peace and relaxation at Mae Manee’s restaurant

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令人难以置信的丰富的咖喱肉汤,以及精心准备的食谱,小心做最后的细节。

首先,虽然,他们也做的大事情就在这家餐厅太 - 由手工制作,波诡云谲,完美熟AL-嚼劲鸡蛋面,厚厚的红色块小时和小时软化肉质嫩(订单牛肉 ข้าวซอยเนื้อ khao soi neua), and finally the unbelievably rich curry broth.

除了所有,虽然,他们也做的小东西吧,这就是为什么这个餐厅让我们的全票为具有最好的金面清迈,我们有betway精装版曾经试过。

在Mae Manee餐厅清迈儿童菜单金面
伟大的金面 - 他们甚至有一个孩子的菜单

你坐下来为了在这里,通知只是一小部分,这些小东西,我说的是后 - 如何每小葱已经被单独切割,酸橙如何已经没有种子,他们甚至如何简化您的订购过程你(色 coding the bowls to the menu*).

*在泰国的情况下是不是你的第一语言,但你仍然是完全和完全上瘾吃泰国菜,那么这家餐厅没有任何问题阻止你享受的金面咖喱面一个真正了不起的饭回来。他们有一个图片菜单,彩色编码菜单,他们是如此的友好这里,即使是指向和微笑的菜单我保证仍然有效每次。

观看完整的金面视频之旅!

(观看所有这5视频金面在清迈饭店在Ybetway精装版ouTube网站

最佳金面清迈?

是的,我想肯定是我曾经在清迈的金面最好的碗。

不仅是方对自己的令人难以置信的,但极端的善良和热情友好的态度与全体工作人员散发着是太好了。他们甚至有一个孩子的饭!

无论辣的你喜欢的水平,这是金面的绝佳选择。无论你是金面的老手,或者这将是您的咖喱面有史以来的第一碗,我还是希望推荐行程出城来光顾这家餐厅。

其令人难以置信的,一个真正的游戏改变者,当谈到金面咖喱面。

在清迈Nimman公寓附近的一个好位置非常咖喱面
其中位于更方便餐馆清迈伟大的金面的betway精装版

5。金面美塞(ข้าวซอยแม่สาย)

This would probably be the restaurant that’s most easily accessible on foot, as their location is right in the heart of the area know as ‘Nimmanhaem,’ or ‘Nimman’ (This area is one of the better/easier areas for walking around, and is also near the Maya Shopping Center).

金面湄赛餐厅有一些在任何金面,我曾经有过(ข้าวซอยเนื้อ金面nuea)最牛的。他们在每碗给大部分作品是超嫩,脂肪以及大理石,和巨大的价值,他们控告这里(40-50B视大小而定)的价格低。

Mae Sai’s coconut milk too is added into the recipe a little bit differently from some of the other popular places to have khao soi in Chiang Mai – it is added right into the curry broth mixture while cooking, making it ever so slightly textured, much more smooth than if the coconut milk was coagulating just before its mixed in to the rest of the dish.

金面湄赛可以从许多国家的客户提供服务,其大部分员工都是年轻人,而且他们有很大的语言技能。
不只是伟大的面条,但良好的位置,也是一个非常称职的员工

它坐落下方的鸡蛋面条是虽然键(在我看来),采取的金面一碗从优秀到伟大的,在金面Mae Sai的面条是我的口味有点软。

该比例在这里是好的,但 - 比较肉,蔬菜,面条,咖喱肉汤 - 这真的是金面一个很好的平衡碗整体,当谈到组成。

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中金面一个尝试和真正的传统版本的咖喱面,具有精度和信心服务。他们有多年的经验,使这个泰北风味的食品,和这里的工作人员其实是,我会赞扬他们最多的东西。

这里的工作人员都非常友好,但除此之外,他们大多是年轻人,甚至是青少年,而且由于在清迈的主要旅游区之一,其优越的地理位置,他们有大量的实践在处理和说话给国外客户。

至于我们的金面疯狂的一天,我们吃了金面我在这里偷听使用中国,泰国,英国,甚至日本,都看似非常迅速,流畅的工作人员,以客户订单天时地利5号(我认为) from all these respective countries and more.

牛金面是我最喜欢有这种食物的方式。
在金面从湄赛餐厅一碗嫩牛肉的特写

最佳金面清迈?

这家餐厅是另外一个是在最大型的社交媒体网络很好的审查,对本地常去的网站,甚至在泰国当地的电视节目。

他们有标志和奖项挂在店来证明这一点,此外,他们也有一些外国旅游新闻网站类型上市的本作在清迈“的必备”的金面之一为好。

我不能与他们的这家餐厅在所有支持不同意,它确实是在各方面都好吃面条的坚实和全面的碗。

不过,我可以说,是具有光刚吃过不是一个,而是两个碗金面那一天都非常优越,我不得不说,如果你必须去我们推荐的另外两个中的一个手段,然后去。Khao soi mae sai shouldn’t be your first choice when you’re in the mood to eat khao soi, but it is a wonderful restaurant if you are on foot, if you are staying in the area, or if you’re short on time and you need a good khao soi fix.

我会离开它。

一个伟大的日子追捕清迈的最佳金面一碗面条
没有真正的法官,这么多只献给泰国美食爱好者

一点点的历史

I won’t go into much of the details about khao soi, but before this article ends, I will say this – the history of Khao soi is not very clear, but Chiang Mai does rightfully claim to be the place where coconut milk (and/or cream) was first added into the recipe.

您可以快速观察泰国北部吃过没有其他的本地食品如何几乎包括椰奶和清迈人自己说,这个金面食谱是从云南的穆斯林商人来访的镇(大致在年1895年至1900年之间)的经验教训。

当地人学会了爱的菜,然后椰奶加入到食谱随着时间的推移,以取悦从曼谷的游客谁想要的东西有点在他们的食物更容易识别。betway

金面原来采用缅甸风格的马萨拉调料,使汤红,一个tomatoey色,清晰。顺便说一句,你可以有这种原始的版本,因为人们喜欢它通常在整个老挝北部

添加椰奶之后,这道菜signif变化icantly, and therefore the creamy flavors and the signature orange and yellow rich curry broth, does indeed make this style of khao soi unique to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Ok, and now for some final notes on judging our big decision!

Drum Roll, Please, For The Best Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

I thought that this was simply an all-around fun day of eating.Digging in so totally to these dearly-loved local noodles, and especially doing something this bold with my friends… this is not only a food that hits the spot, but a memory that hits the spot as well!

All joking aside, the thing I appreciated the most, something I don’t think I have ever really done before, was to give myself the chance to have several examples of a food all lined up.Maybe I have done two or three before, but never five!

They were so close together in fact that they were all hanging out together in my stomach at the same time.That’s probably also the best situation in which we could possibly even attempt to judge something as big as picking Chiang Mai’s best bowl of khao soi.

All in all, I really enjoyed seeing some incredible variety among older recipes and new, some heart-warming home-cooking, and of course just a few flashes of mom’s-own comfort-food style of cooking (most obvious with Khao Soi Mae Manee, but Loong Prakit’s noodles were这样a close number two…).

Beautiful Khao Soi at Mae Manees restaurant
这会从字面上驱动金面情人开心疯狂

The Best Khao Soi I’ve Ever Had

Khao Soi Mae Manee Restaurant serves the best khao soi in Chiang mai that I have ever had, and here’s a few more details from our day of khao soi ‘competition.’

It was a close decision, and if based solely on flavor, then I would say its really an even toss-up between Mae Manee’s and Loong Prakit at the Kard Korm market.

Picking your favorite place too might even just depend on your location, because the Kard Korm market is slightly South of the Old City, and Mae Manee’s is slightly North.Chiang Mai can have some pretty thick traffic at times, and being able to walk to your favorite restaurant is a wonderful bonus.

For an overall decision though, the warmth, the hospitality, the care for detail, and not at all overlooking their simply令人震惊good curry broth – our award definitely goes to Khao Soi Mae Manee.

I have written a full article for all 5 of these khao soi restaurants (all with full descriptions and all the details you will need to find the restaurants for yourself) and all those links have been included in a quick list below.

Great Khao Soi is a wonderful thing to search out in Chiang Mai, Thailand
它只是有这么多的变化,金面肯定的泰国北部最好的食物一个

Eating Thai Style in Not-The-Most-Local of Areas

While at times it may feel tough to navigate your way to local food in a place like Chiang Mai, it doesn’t mean its not a worthwhile mission to patiently bypass a few watered-down foreign-palate-pleasing restaurants during your search to really eat like a local.

Eventually, you will find hidden treasure, and this will always make the search worth the wait.

Though Old Town in Chiang Mai might be a bit touristy, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a truly stomach-busting-ly huge number of family-owned long-standing businesses still around.

In my experience, these types of restaurants are there for a reason – they are all fighting to produce the very best version of khao soi, of any food really, fighting with years of experience besides that.So stay strong, and keep looking for that one special taste you’re hungry for, I am sure it will be worth the wait.

And now, while I encourage you to try the restaurant that we have chosen as the best khao soi in Chiang Mai, I also just want to recommend that you use this article as motivation for you to go out on your own too, and find your own best of… the best of whatever food it is that you love!

清迈和泰国作为一个整体,是一个真正的美食家的天堂,但整个世界是绝对充满食物为好,新的食品无处不在,只等着你去探索。

Thanks for the support, and have a great day!

1 – Khao Soi Islam (链接

2 – Khao Soi Khun Yai (链接

3 – Khao Soi Prakid Kard Korm (link)

4 – Khao Soi Mae Manee (链接

五- Khao Soi Mae Sai (link)

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  • 西蒙Heikkila

    3个月前

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      3个月前

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  • 格雷厄姆

    4个月前

    哇!伟大的文章!我个人也很喜欢金面湄赛的时候,我住在清迈的最佳
    看看我的区域泰国菜后
    https://thekneadfeed.com/the-best-regional-thai-dishes/

    • 乔尔·布鲁纳

      3个月前

      嗨格雷厄姆,我刚才检查了你的网站 - 伟大的照片!尼斯的描述以及混合的历史与你的食物的经历。尼斯的阅读!

  • 艾比

    4个月前

    我们计划我们在几个月之旅,我很高兴能尝试金面!我很想检查一些这些了,而我们在清迈,但我发现它有点难以对谷歌地图找到金面Prakid KARD Korm ...它不被认可。在您的文章末尾的链接是不活跃的。如果我在谷歌搜索泰映射它找到了一个名为“金面龙Prakit Kaat格姆”的地方。这是同一个地方?

    • 乔尔·布鲁纳

      3个月前

      艾比,多数民众赞成:)你猜对了!而且你要爱它...享受在清迈的时候了!

  • Basudeb达斯

    7个月前

    好贴作者。谢谢。保持。

  • 蒂姆

    7个月前

    很高兴知道。我们会从Java中的基础泰国是标题很快结束,所以期待着尝试一些真正的金面!

    • 乔尔·布鲁纳

      3个月前

      您将有一个伟大的时间添,哎感谢您的意见!欢呼声中,旅游安全,万事如意!

  • 惠特尼

    7个月前

    对此信息向您表示感谢。我们有最好的金面在一些FO清迈这些地方!我十几岁的儿子刚才说的(2个月后),金面是他吃过的最好的事情之一!

    • 乔尔·布鲁纳

      3个月前

      惠特尼,非常感谢您告诉我们!那是伟大的,我向你的儿子对我们以及,极大地知道在酝酿:)干杯一个年轻的泰国食品上瘾的!祝你有个好的一天

  • 7个月前

    我不是在所有的泰国美食专家,而是一个业余的厨师。我只是在寻找有趣的泰国美食博客或烹饪书籍,以提高自己的技能。而且,当然,吃的美味,以及在这个过程中!我真的很喜欢你的博客,我一定会更常来这儿。谢谢你的文章以及有趣的食谱!

    • 乔尔·布鲁纳

      3个月前

      安你好,非常感谢你的信息就在刚才,这是伟大听到!我们很荣幸,祝你做饭,感谢支持。

  • GoFam旅游的惠特尼

    8个月前

    我们只是前往清迈,并与您的建议,我们有一些最好的泰国食品有史以来!金面是美味,我们的5家一致认为,我们最喜欢的是在巷昆艾。谢谢,马克!

    • 乔尔·布鲁纳

      3个月前

      那是肯定的好去处,她被周围的最好的厨师之一 - 感谢邮件,以及,有一个伟大的日子吧!