晚餐去Ban Rai Yarm Yen บ้านไร่ยามเย็น之前，我們抵達旅館後，發現肚子也差不多要空了。從曼谷搭飛機到清邁途中只給了小點心。等到飯店一切安頓好，就步行來到隔壁的購物中心。來趟美食街，先解決空腹問題再回去補眠。
So after my very irresponsible article last time, it's about time to make it up to my readers. Although these are foods at the food court of a department store, they're still pretty good (despite still being a little more expensive than road side stalls and small scale restaurants outside). But for us, who have been so used to life in Taipei, it's still pretty cheap! So, want to guess how much we spent?
This meal was the lunch before we had dinner at Ban Rai Yarm Yen. We were feeling hungry after we settled down at the hotel. The domestic flight from Bangkok only offered a small snack. So it was time to head to the department store right next to our hotel, and search for some food!
The way to dine here is to buy some coupons with cash first. You can refund what you didn't use up later. And now you can start guessing how much we'd spent!
To get a real taste of authentic Thai food, you simply must apply all these sauces to whatever noodle dish you order! The clear sauce with green chillis is vinegar. Don't worry, they're just garnish to most people...
Here's comes the food!
บะหมีน้ำ Bami Yellow noodles
The portions are tiny, but suits our demand. We can taste a lot more variety. This, presummably, egg noodles dish, really reminds me of the good old childhood days! We used to have this every weekend after our tennis practice. And look! I'd applied all the sauce to the dish as well.
Thai cuisine has not yet come to the stage where they've become more health-aware. Therefore, there is bound to be some amount of msg in it. I would suggest that you finish the solid foods in it, and leave the soup...
ไข่เจียวหมูสับ Fluffy egg with minced pork
Don't you underestimate the power of this simple dish! With a bit of fish sauce, this dish is quite delicious!
This is the tom yam soup that came with the egg dish.
Since the taste of the soup is more complicated, it goes quite well with the simple egg dish with rice!
บะหมี่แห้ง Bami Yellow noodles (dry)
I really like these noodles, though my mum used to warn me not to have them too often. I ordered a second dish, dry, because, to be honest, I don't really like soup noodles.
The red meat is also a special Thai dish. I never really fancied it, but I supposed it's worth a try.
ข้าวขาหมู Pork Rice.
Thai pork rice seems quite different from Taiwan pork rice, doesn't it!
Now the shops I'm familiar with are all dispersed around town. But through this food court, I got the chance to taste all these dishes all at once!
In the end, we still had some coupons left! So we got ourselves a drink. (And still had change!)
We spent 200baht for coupons... four dishes and a drink! We did wonder if we should get more to have mango sticky rice, but then decided we were quite full!