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Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett’s Tour


Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Foodie Extraordinaire


Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett’s Tour

Sadly our last day in the incredible Chiang Mai. Here comes our last little blog of this truly wonderful short-break. Here is Chiang Mai Day #4 Kennett’s Tour. And to be honest we are only showing off two things today, as we had a nice lay in, the usual delicious breakfast, Mary and I had a massage as the kids played in the pool and messed about in the sauna, we had lunch at the hotel which was a free gift. So yes last day was indeed chillax.

One of my customer friends had recommended a restaurant for us to try out. Thank goodness we did. He described this place as the best Mexican food you’ll get outside of Mexico. Have to give that a go, so off we trundle to Miguel’s Cafe, +66 (0) 5387 4148,; 106/1 Chaiyaphum Road.

Again, if you happen to be in Chiang Mai, get your self here. Come say Hi to Mark and the lovely staff, and sample the incredible fair on offer. We took James’ advice re some of the must have food choices too, and this is what we had – all for the incredible price of $60. Are you kidding me? Double incredible. I kid you not.

2x large Chang beers;

Strawberry ice cream shake;

Ice lemon tea;


Lemon Shake;

Chain gang bowl of Chili;

Beef Steak Burrito;

Steak in Soft Taco;

Ground Beef in Soft Taco;

Pulled Chicken in Hard Shell Taco; &

A Plain Cheese Quesadilla.

Let me just say it again Miguel’s Cafe charged us about \$60 for all the above on Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett’s Tour.

Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
The last supper. My friend, James, made this recommendation to come for “the best Mexican out of Mexico. In Thailand, are you sure? We have to try!

Let me just apologise now for the photos. As you can see we’re sitting under blue/green gazebo thing, and it made all the pictures rather blue despite me having a crack to rectify it. It is what it is though – ignore the snaps, and just come eat – I guarantee you will NOT be disappointed – cannot thank James enough for the tip! What a place!

Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
So James said don’t worry re it not looking 5* from the outside, as the food is. I kind of like the look at the place, very cool. The water mist things were great too – nice and cool without aircon. Grab a tuk-tuk to here, it’s on the main ring road around the central square of Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
My ground beef soft taco, so fresh, home-made tacos, spicy beef. Amazing, and another James’ recommendation. The smokey flavour gave this something of a unique quality from any I gave tried before.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
Baby Jude’s extremely good cheese quesadilla – again all home-made, super light and super fresh.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
Ollie’s absolutely stunning steak burrito. Have a look at that melted cheese and sour cream. Dive in Ollie.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
We went large, how could you not with the amazing fare on display – so lets have 3 pulled chicken hard shell tacos too please.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
Oh yes, and the Chain Gang Chili. This was killer! Smoky, meaty and balanced with the sour cream. A foil wrap with soft tortillas, again fresh made and so so good. Bloody brilliant chilli Miguel’s Cafe – absolutely bloody brilliant!

What a dinner. What a price. What a place. It’s a must folks! I have never been to Mexico, but without a shadow of a doubt this was the best Mexican food I have ever sampled in my 49 years!

Nicely full up, we are ready to go shopping at Saturday market. Hot, sweaty, full of tourists, ‘expensive’ in relative terms but cheap cheap in Singapore terms. We bought tonnes of stuff. It is well worth a visit – Night Bazar or Saturday Market.

Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
Next up is a short tuk-tuk ride to The Saturday Market for some last night shopping – wow this place is manic! But check the street food on display at every turn. This is rings and rings of BBQ little pork sausage links. If only pictures could smell.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
See what I mean. This is tourist heaven – has to be done though one or two nights of your stay. I wedged out each of the kids so they could buy their own gifts. Baby Jude was dead set on getting a jeepni and it was literally the 2nd to last stall of thousands when we found it. Glad we did the market on Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett’s Tour, it is well worth a look.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
The girls bargaining hard – I think they bought two dresses from this stall and got a free scarf.
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
And the final photo for day 5 is – Pimp My Tuk-Tuk. Check this bad boy out. We wanted to use this to get home, but it is Hobson’s Choice, so to the front of tuk-tuk queue we go.

That is really it, the last post for this holiday. Our last last day was insignificant, lay in, late breakfast, finish packing and bus to airport. No photos, nothing to report for that, hence Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett’s Tour being the final. Hoping you all enjoyed the insights to the food and fun over our five days, you never know it might give you some tips for a first time trip, or some new things to do if you have been before. We loved Chiang Mai so much, and absolutely plan to come back, and if you get to do some of the things documented, please!




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