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Various springrolls, and pork skewers wrapped in chaproo leaves
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Wednesday, 14-Jul-2004 00:00
Madame Ian Vietnamese Restaurant & Buffet
This is the first time I mention a Vietnamese restaurant in Chiang Mai; there are perhaps 4-5 other places around town that I know of, but I picked this one to be the first for a review. I picked it because the food is nice of course, and because it offers an all-you-can-eat buffet. You're not limited to just the buffet-dishes though, you can order from the menu as well and this is included in the buffet price of 109 baht per person! There are only some dishes excluded from this, only those that involve the restaurant's home made 'moo yor', a kind of pork sausage usually wrapped in banana leaves. I completely don't understand why this particular thing is excluded, it's hardly the most expensive thing ever.. Or the most exciting for that matter, so I don't regret it, I just wonder about it. :) Sweet desserts are also included in the 109 baht buffet price, but not drinks. You're still getting excellent value for money though, especially when you bring a healthy appetite!

This place is very popular for lunch, and many of the dishes are a nice change from general Thai food. Madame Ian restaurant is in a shophouse style building (I forgot to take the first outside picture, I plan to add it later) on Wichayanon Road. This is the road that goes from the North-Eastern corner of the old city (Sriphoom Corner) towards the river. You find Madame Ian on the right hand side opposite the old President Hotel. (When going by taxi/tuk tuk, say 'President Hotel', when going by car, you can park at the hotel's parking lot).

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