to My Home,” she said, and we felt as though we had just entered her living
room. Located on Charoenrad Road, I had passed this little restaurant many
times. I was looking forward to tasting what the owner, Jeab, had described as
“old fashioned home style Thai and Burmese” food.
We were in for a treat. The food is not only quite good, the
whole family is involved in the restaurant. Jeab is the proprietor, her sister,
Awt, is the chef and her nephew, Tong, makes the delicious desserts. My Home is
clean, air conditioned (although there are a few tables outside for hearty souls
who enjoy the heat) and decorated with some amazing World War II antiques. I was
especially fond of the Gramophone but the ceramic water filter was a close
second. We began to enjoy the aromas emanating from the kitchen.
The Dining Out team’s chief kitchen inspector excused
himself to have a look at the kitchen and meet the chef. When we heard no
crashes, we assumed he was having fun. He reported a small but spotless kitchen
and a friendly chef. He commented on the fresh herbs and vegetables, and
especially the oyster mushrooms that were being prepared for a dish.
This is a family-style, family-friendly restaurant that
serves only the freshest of foods. The family goes to the market everyday, and
the specials offered daily depend on what is best at the market. It is also a
restaurant in the making, a work in progress. So go and be prepared to give
feedback and to make helpful suggestions as the family develops and refines its
menu. The menu has just been translated into English. If you don’t find what
you want, Jeap speaks English quite well and can guide you through it or make
such as stir fried cashew nuts and an assortment of sausages are priced at
between 30 and 80 baht. Spicy Thai salads include a glass noodle salad with
shrimp and minced pork at 40 baht as well as a seafood salad at 60 baht. Rice
dishes start at 25 baht. The fried rice we tasted was delicious, but so was the
Thai omelet with pork served over rice. Noodle dishes start at 25 baht. Our Pad
Thai with pork, priced at 30 baht, was excellent.
Although the menu lists spaghetti and macaroni dishes, we
were delighted when the next dish placed before us was a green pork curry. There
was a hint of sweetness to the dish, and more than a hint of spice, but all of
the Dining Out Team enjoyed this dish, which is priced at only 25 baht.
Then out of the kitchen came Burmese style spicy chicken with
a plate of roti as an accompaniment. The chicken was so tender that we could cut
it with our spoons, and the flavor was excellent. This dish is highly
recommended. Jeab and her family fly to Mae Hon Song on a regular basis to
purchase the chilies and herbs needed for this dish and which are only sold on
the border. Don’t miss this one. It’s full of flavor without being overly
Two kinds of som tam are on the menu, each priced at only 30
baht, and there are several soups listed at 40 to 60 baht.
In addition, My Home serves lovely fruit juice shakes and an
assortment of coffees and teas that is tasty as well as impressive. Fruit teas
as well as Captain Picard’s favorite Earl Grey are offered, and priced 20 to
25 baht. You can enjoy espresso, cappuccino, and latte as well as Americano and
mocha coffees for 25 to 30 baht. Cold teas and coffees are also available. While
fruit is always offered at the end of your meal at My Home, there will be a
different western style dessert everyday. We were delighted by an excellent
panna cotta, the sugar caramelized to perfection.
My Home, 328/1 Charoenrad Road, T. Watgate, Muang, Chiang Mai 50000. Open
daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Telephone 053-242-505, fax 053-247-766. Email
[email protected] Parking is available inside the restaurant compound and
along the private street adjoining the restaurant.