Chiang Mai / 29th - 31st October 2016
Day 3 (in chronological order)
Conclusion: Reflections on trip to Chiang Mai
Supper @ Rotee Stall & 7-Eleven (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
There is a street stall, located along Tha Phae Road, east of Chang Klan Road that sells the “best rotee in Chiang Mai.” The food is halal and sold by two Muslim ladies. I ordered the Rotee Mataba and it was delicious. But I just wished it could be spicer.
Most times I get an upset stomach after eating street food. So naturally, when I travel, I will try to avoid eating such foods as far as possible. But on the way to the Sunday Night Market, I bumped into a street stall that sells the “best rotee in Chiang Mai”. I felt compelled to try their food that night.
There were two ladies operating the stall, working flawlessly as a team without the need to communicate with each other.
The first page of the article that caught my eye.
The second page is full of praises too.
The street stall is located along Tha Phae Road, east of Chang Klan Road.
One of the ladies working her magic on the dough.
A video showcasing the two ladies at work.
They sell goat milk too.
The lady on the right (in pink) spoke Mandarin to the two Chinese tourists.
I ordered a Rotee Mataba and it cost 30 baht (US$0.85). 85 cents is too cheap for such a delicious food.
I knew the rotee won’t be enough for the night. So I hunted for more halal quick bites at the nearest 7-Eleven. I bought a packet of Garlic Pepper Chicken made by CP Foods.
Other than the burgers I bought the day before, 7-Eleven stocked this too.
This was my well-deserved supper for the night after walking about 16 kilometers since morning.
This is a close-up shot of the food.
So what do I think about the Rotee Mataba and CP’s Garlic Pepper Chicken?
For the Rotee Mataba, as delicious as it was, I had hoped that it was spicier. Perhaps to suit the local palate, the spiciness were made more subtle and manageable. But I simply loved biting into the layered and thinly crusted surface. Even after 15 minutes after it was cooked, soaked from condensation, the surface was surprisingly still crunchy.
As for the Garlic Pepper Chicken, let’s just say, I have been in love with CP’s processed foods for a long time. This particular one didn’t disappoint me at all. It was juicy, perfectly seasoned and addictive. I wished I had bought two more packets for the night.