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“The Lady in the Cowboy Hat”

Chiang Mai,Thailand
Chiang Mai,Thailand

“The Lady in the Cowboy Hat”

By Chester Simpson

I knew I had to find with “The Lady in the Cowboy Hat,” after watching her on Anthony Bourdin’s – Parts Unknown.

Every evening around 5 p.m., take a walk or taxi to Chang Phueak, the north gate in Chiang Mai, which is popular for its street food stalls. Look for a food stall called, “Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak.”

There you’ll find the proprietor, a pretty lady in a cowboy hat with high heels, sporting a Rolex, and welding a giant clever as she slices pork. She happily serves one mouth-watering dish, Khao Kha Moo which is pork over rice with gravy and a soft boiled duck egg. On the table though, you could add your own chilies, cloves of raw garlic, and pickled mustard greens. Khao Kha Moo is a basic popular Thai dish packed with flavor.

So if you like tasty adventures, look for a huge line at this street stand and don’t miss “The Lady in the Cowboy Hat.”

Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Phone:+66 81 366 2969

Open hours: 5 pm – 2 am daily

Price: 30 THB for a plate ( $1 USD)

(just over $1 US on average)

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