Last February, I took a long study leave to eat and study my way through Chiang Mai. Well mostly to eat. Dad, my brother and Chefs Toto and Lawrence of Cafe Ysabel headed to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The weather was nice and cool, the food is cheap, the beer was good. Here is a summary of my top 5 experiences:
1. The Dunkel Beer on Tap in O’Malley’s at the Night Bazaar. On our first night, I learned how beer temperature does wonders to the beer’s taste. That night, temperature, mix and companions were all perfect. I love dark beer, and this dunkel, wasn’t that dark (like black, more of chocolate brown), but it had that significant fruit taste (of raspberries) I’ve been looking for in dark beers. Why, i could drink a liter of it if our beer drinking sessions weren’t pre-laden with tons of Thai food. I heard there was another microbrewery somewhere in Chiang Mai, but we just couldn’t help but come back every single night for the fresh beer on tap. I love this BEEER!