Thursday 13 October 2011

Sa-ard Sawoei Fishball Noodles Shop

From Where to eat in Chiang Mai?

Noodles. One of my favourite things for lunch. They come in all sorts of varieties. Sa-ard ("Clean")  Sawoei ("Food")  specialises in Fishball Noodles, or rather, fishballs with noodles. So what's so special? They actually make their own fishballs. There are various varieties, all made without preservatives. Their motto is "Fresh, Clean, Delicious, Homemade".

Before you go on any further, if you haven't been to a noodle shop in Thailand before, you might want to read this article, "How to Order Noodles in Thailand". It can be a little confusing if it's your first time!

Tom Yum Flavoured Fishball Noodles
From Where to eat in Chiang Mai?
My favourite at Sa-ard Sawoei is Sen Mee (rice vermicelli) Tom Yum (the tom yum spicy soup) with the fishballs. Sometimes I'll have Ba Mee (egg noodles) Hang (dry - ie no soup). The fishballs here are great, and don't taste fishy. Incidentally, the noodles (except for "tom yum") are served "plain", which means you add condiments - fish sauce, chilli, sugar - yourself at the table, so you can adjust the flavours to your liking.  They also serve Kao Kha Moo (Stewed pork legs with rice) - also very nice. The cost is about 30-35 bath for a bowl of noodle.

...And to finish off the meal, coconut ice-cream! It's rock hard straight from the fridge, so leave it out for a little while before digging in. It's delicious, and is more like gelato than ice-cream. You can choose from a large variety of toppings as well.

Coconut Ice-cream!
From Where to eat in Chiang Mai?

Sa-ard Sawoei is open daily for lunch.
Mae Jo Road, Chiang Mai
Directions: From Super Highway, take Mae Jo - Phrao Road, drive through the 2nd Ring Road (121), pass Land and Houses. Just after PTT service station, turn right at the U-Turn. You'll see the eatery there.

From Where to eat in Chiang Mai?
From Where to eat in Chiang Mai?

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1 comment:

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

As an Italian, I cannot even imagine eating Italian food in the wonderful food land of Thailand! Chiang Mai is so beautiful, as is it's cuisine and it's people! I love your blog!

Roz at 'la bella vita'


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