Chiang Mai / 29th - 31st October 2016
Day 3 (in chronological order)
Conclusion: Reflections on trip to Chiang Mai
Lunch @ Le Spice Restaurant (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
After trying Le Spice’s Thai food yesterday, I decided that I would try one of their Indian dishes today. So I ordered their briyani and it wasn’t disappointing.
Yesterday I tried Le Spice’s Thai food and I must say that their Thai dishes were expertly cooked. I decided to return to Le Spice restaurant to try their Indian food because I had suspected that their Indian dishes would taste even better.
When I arrived, the restaurant was empty. I went directly to the counter and ask how long it would take a make a briyani dish. They said five minutes. I said ok.
In 5 minutes, the biriyani came.
A close-up shot of the biriyani.
Mint coriander raita, chilli sauce, and cucumber (kachumber?) salad.
For a briyani that was cooked in just 5 minutes, I must say that it tasted surprisingly delicious. I always thought briyani takes a lot more than 5 minutes to cook. Indeed, this was not the briyani I am used to eating. This was fried briyani cooked the “street food” way.
But it didn’t matter to me. I wouldn’t have noticed any difference in taste if this briyani was cooked for 3 hours or 5 minutes.
The dish was a result of a masterful blend of spices. Even though the chicken pieces were not marinated well enough, the perfectly flavoured rice made me very forgiving of the few deficiencies the briyani had.
I must have devoured the briyani in three mouthful gulps. Yes, it was that effortless.