MAAN MUANG (Bangkok)
Northern Thai food at its absolute best, on the outskirts of Bangkok. Seriously, a quick 30 min trip from Ekamai, and you'll be transported to Chiang Mai jao - the atmosphere, service and food are authentic and on point . Their tam khanun (jackfruit salad) is awesome; along with all your classic Northern Thai favorites at this 20+ year old institution. This restaurant is amazing, and definitely worth the detour... for an amazing Lanna feast (hey Michelin Guide, take note). They even have a Thai herb salad bar (move over Sizzler), and a Lampang sourced clothing shop in the back. I love this place; can't wait to come back again and again.