When food is a wonder   

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Maciek Klimowicz [:en]Maciek Klimowicz is the former Editor in Chief at Real Life Phuket. Food, wine, culture and travel are some of the things he enjoys and writes about. Contact Maciek on klimowicz.maciej@gmail.com[:ru]МАЧЕК КЛИМОВИЧ – ШЕФ-РЕДАКТОР ЖУРНАЛА REAL LIFE PHUKET. СРЕДИ ЛЮБИМЫХ ТЕМ МАЧЕКА – КУХНЯ, ВИНО, КУЛЬТУРА И ПУТЕШЕСТВИЯ, ТО ЕСТЬ КАК РАЗ ТО, ЧТО ПХУКЕТ ГОТОВ ПРЕДЛОЖИТЬ В ИЗОБИЛИИ. СВЯЗАТЬСЯ С МАЧЕКОМ МОЖНО ПО ЭЛ. ПОЧТЕ klimowicz.maciej@gmail.com

One of the things that separate us from animals is food. They eat theirs to saturate hunger; we play with ours for reasons other than just filling out stomachs. For us, food is not just fuel, but also tradition and culture; a reason to meet friends and a purpose of long-distance travel.

Chaing Mai Restaurant

The recent pop-up of Phuket’s favourite Taste Bar & Grill at the Chiang Mai Northern Thai Cuisine Restaurant in Ban Manik was a celebration of food as something more than just an energy source. With an intimate setting for 25 guests, Thai-style shared plates, communal tables and a lovely garden atmosphere, a brilliant night ensued accompanied by tunes from DJ Benjay.

Chaing Mai Restaurant

The menu, inspired by Northern Thai dishes, included Taste’s Chef Martin Ostlind’s renditions of Nam Prik Ong Farang (a milder version of popular veggies with a chili dip); Miang with a filling of grilled shrimp, pomelo, coconut, lime and other ingredients served atop a wild betel leaf, Not-Kao Soi with tea smoked duck, Taste's Hang Lay Curry, Crispy Pork Belly with garlic and coriander glaze, Roselle Sorbet and more.

Chaing Mai Restaurant

With an intricate menu flawlessly executed by one of Phuket’s most passionate chefs and enjoyed in a great setting and great company, it was a night of celebration of food not as sustenance, but as a true wonder.

Learn more on Chiang Mai Restaurant Facebook page and on  and tastebargrill.com