What: Chiang Mai Food Festival
Where: Benjarong, South City Mall
When: Till March 17; noon- 3.30pm, 7pm-11pm
On the menu: Begin your meal with Gai Yang Som Tam (chicken marinated with spicy red curry paste, grilled and served with raw papaya salad) as you sip on Ginger Punch (pineapple and orange with a touch of honey and ginger). The Larb Ped (roasted duck with mint, onion and roasted rice in a spicy lemon dressing) is another appetiser not to be missed. In the main course, dig into Pla Kapong Phad Cha (stir-fried red snapper fillets in sauce flavoured with tender peppercorn, mild galangal and kaffir lime leaves). The sour and spicy Jungle Fried Rice (Thai fried rice) with golden brown onions is a perfect foil for your choice of meat or vegetables. You could also try the Khao Hom Mali — Gai Plameuk Pahd Bai Grapou. This pre-plated dish has steamed jasmine rice served with chicken and squid in hot basil sauce and fried egg.
Pocket pinch: A meal for two would come to around Rs 1,800 (taxes extra).