A lost boy
Let’s get lost with this little boy while travelling.
Cafe and Restuarant Edition
As I said in my previous post (Click here: Nan, Thailand Part 1), this week I will blog about Nan’s cafe and restaurant edition! By just looking at the title, my stomach has already screamed! Then, let’s get started!
Phuphayak, Fresh Coffee
First of all, I will take you to one of the most famous coffee shops in Nan. It’s called Phuphayak Fresh Coffee, which is located in Mueang Nan district. The shop does not seem so fancy like those in Chiang-Mai, while the decoration is quite simple. However, many customers still come to this cafe for a cup of fresh coffee. It provides a wide variety of drinking menu and sweets, such as coffee, tea, cake, mulberry juice and so on. The most recommended one is the Phuphayak fresh coffee signature that smells really nice and tastes so delicious. For a tea lover like me, an iced green tea is a must because the texture of this drink is really soft and smooth. You can even smell the green tea flavour right away. Plus, you can find some souvenirs like postcards and Thai snacks.
After sipping tasty drinks, I bet that most of you probably become hungry. Then, it’s time to find our main course to fill energy! Wanda restaurant is very suitable for a lunchtime because it is more like a fast-food restaurant offering many choices for customers, such as northern foods, local curries, and appetisers like Pork Satay. The northern food that you must try is Khao Soi or boiled egg noodles served in soup curry. You can choose different meats such as chicken, beef, and pork. This dish is rich in flavour of curry and has a creamy texture, yet it tastes perfectly with the crispy egg noodles on top. Plus, you can personally season it with dried chilli flakes, lime, sliced shallots and pickled mustard greens.
Yong Tau Foo (In front of the BAAC bank, Nan Branch)
Widely known as Yentafo in Thai, Yong Tua Foo, a pink noodle soup, is another Thai fast-food dish influenced by Chinese cuisine. In Nan, the most well-known yong tua foo is served at the food stand in front of the BAAC bank. With around 10 tables placed along the footpath, it’s a real street food, yet the taste of its noodle soup is amazing. What makes yong tua foo here different is that it has tiny crunchy flakes within the soup. In addition, it also serves other noodle menus such as noodles with steamed pork rips, egg noodles with roasted red pork and Tom Yam noodle soup.
Khongwan Pa Nim (Aunty Nim’s dessert)
Next, I will introduce my favourite cafe, Khongwan Pa Nim, located at one of the major intersections in Nan. The place is very outstanding as it is a two-story building made of wood in the old Thai style, while the surrounding buildings are mostly constructed with concrete. On the opposite side of this cafe, you will see a noticeable golden architecture of Wat Sri Phan Ton that you can cross the street to visit as well. Anyway, this dessert cafe serves several menus of traditional Thai sweets such as Bua Loy Kai Wan, Ruam Mit coconut milk ice-cream, Sakoo Piek, Khanom Wan Ruam Mit, etc. The most famous dessert is Bua Loy Kai Wan that is served only in the evening.
Lerts Ros Restaurant
Lerts Ros restaurant, whose name means ‘ambrosial,’ is a good place for having early breakfast outside the hotel. It is very notable for pig’s organ soup that has a nice smell of paper. It’s normally served with steamed rice. Apart from this, the main menu includes congee, Chinese roll noodle soup, and clear Ekaehla soup. For those who do not want to start a day with a heavy meal, they can order some appetisers such as patongko (fried bread stick), dim sum, shumai, har gow and baozi (steamed bun with various stuffings). Also, the restaurant is close to a morning market selling traditional clothes and hair accessories, so you have a chance to experience how local people live after fishing breakfast.
Hope you enjoy my blog!
Let’s get lost together again.