Nong Hoy Market
If you love authentic Northern Thai food, I strongly recommend you visit the Nong Hoy Market (Nong Hoi or Nonghoi Market), just south of the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai. For the past two days, I enjoyed some of the best tasting smoked Northern Thai sausages (Sai Oua) I have ever eaten. When in Chiang Mai you must get off the “beaten path” of over priced tourist places and find the real Chiang Mai. The Sai Oua at the Nong Hoy Market is freshly smoked and sells for 20 baht for a 6-7 inch piece. Delicious! Don’t forgot to order 5 to 10 baht worth of sticky rice. If you smile, they might even toss in a big handful of delicious Thai herbs (Samun Prai).