Saiyut and Doctor Sai Kitchen: Food is Art of Life

Apr 2, 2020

Food – The Art of Living

The location is also quietly set back a ways into a neighborhood, far from any of Chiang Mai’s main city streets. There is a wonderful atmosphere of calm that surrounds you here,

Preferring to use bright, natural colors for decoration, I’m sure you’ll enjoy how the arrangement and design of the restaurant make it unique – its beautiful, and soothing to the senses.

Our own first visit to this restaurant is exciting for another reason though, seeing several items on the ‘specials menu’ that are foods I’ll be having for the very first time.

A wonderful place to find yourself for lunch (or dinner, they’re open from 1030am-0830pm), now let’s dig in to some of Saiyut and Doctor Sai Kitchen’s best dishes.

Beginning the meal

Each meal here begins with a complimentary starter plate of “ma muang nam pla waan.” Ornately cut fresh green aromatic mango, and you’ll have it with a dip of sweet, salty tamarind, palm sugar, and fish sauce (มะม่วงน้ำปลาหวาน in Thai).

Not only a favorite dish of Thai TV stars on “Bup Pae Sannivat” (บุพเพสันนิวาส, a current hit show), you can eat this dish right here, along with recipes that represent almost every region of Thai cuisine.

Most recipes from Saiyut and Doctor Sai Kitchen follow traditions of royal Thai cuisine, many of these recipes popular during the time of Thailand’s King Rama the 5th (approximately 120 years ago).