Chiang Mai Street Food at Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก)

There’s a lot of delicious Chiang Mai street food to eat when you visit, and one of my favorite places in the city, during the evening is Chang Phueak. More details here:

If you love to eat Thai street food, you’ll have no problem discovering the full range, more like a plethora of food available at your fingertips when you’re in Chiang Mai. From the morning until the evening you’ll find street food vendors scattered throughout the city, and tucked into shopping markets. While there are many places to eat Chiang Mai street food in the evening, one place that I really like is called Pratu Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก), which literally translates to the sacred white elephant gate. It’s located right across the street from the north side of the Chiang Mai wall, so the area is easily accessible central Chiang Mai.

During the daytime, Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก) is more of just an empty sidewalk, with some stores, but not too much going on. In the evening is when the Chiang Mai street food stall begin to set up their shops and open for business. My wife told me there were two main stall we needed to eat at, one for the stewed pork leg, known in Thai as kha moo, and one for the suki, the Thai style of sukiyaki.

We first started with a stall known as Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak (ข้าวขาหมูช้างเผือก). You’ll know you’re in the right spot because of the owner, who is the vendor, who sells her stewed pork leg while wearing a cowboy hat – you can also call her stall, the Cowboy lady street food stall in Chiang Mai, and everyone will know who you’re talking about. She serves a Thai dish known as khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู), which is pork leg or knuckle, served with rice. I ordered just a normal plate, so it came with rice on the bottom and a good handful of tender pork on top. Along with the pork, I got a hard boiled egg and then garnished my entire dish with vinegar, raw garlic, and raw chilies. I would have to say it was one of the better plates of khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู) that I’ve ever had – I would highly recommend it.

After completing my plate of khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู), I went next door to the next Chiang Mai street food stall known as Suki Koka (สุกี้โคคา). They are equally as famous as the pork leg stall, but for the Thai dish of suki. You can either order the dry stir fried version, or the soup version of Thai suki: I got the suki haeng moo (สุกี้แห้งหมู), the dry version with pork. It was a mixture of mostly napa cabbage, pork, and mung bean noodles, all served with a sauce that was tangy and had a wonderful aroma of sesame oil to it. I absolutely loved the suki at Suki Koka (สุกี้โคคา). It was different from other Thai versions that I’ve had before, and it was so fresh and there was so much flavor packed into it – excellent. There are a few other street food stalls to choose from, but these two are the most popular, and I think they serve the best food.

Here are the two street food stalls I ate at Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก).
Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak (ข้าวขาหมูช้างเผือก):
Suki Koka (สุกี้โคคา):

When you’re looking for great street food in Chiang Mai, make sure you go to Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก) in the evening and eat at these two stalls.

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20 thoughts on “Chiang Mai Street Food at Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก)

  1. Mark don't go to china for the street can get sick.Google gutter oil.i go minimun ten time, by ship.

  2. love ur reactions man lololol my girlfriend and i watch your videos and we laugh a lot, and also learn a lot from them as well.

  3. The eyes wide open, body rocking from side to side, titled head.. are over kill. Do not want to watch your food show no more. Too much body expression. No need to repeatedly again and again and again.

  4. Hey Mark! Awesome channel! We're in Chiang Mai now! What would you recommend!? We plan on uploading some videos too, any tips? Keep Posting!

  5. Most of the times you dont need to go to posh restaurants to be blown away sometimes you find the best food at a simple street food place.

  6. The cowboy hat lady does such amazing food. If you intend to sit down and eat, not take away. Don't stand in the queue at the front of the stall, just take a seat and somebody will come to you.

  7. Just back from eating at the cowboy lady. I didn't enjoy the food because it was served quite cold. You know how food with fatty elements taste when it's cold. Not good. Only the rice was slightly warm. Nevertheless, it is very crowded there because of all the social media hype. It's overrated in my opinion. No regrets though. You have to try everything at least once.

  8. After eating that green chilli whole, he says 'thats gonna hurt' .. he didnt say it but we all knew he meant later on tonight on the toilet.

  9. Eating all that garlic might help you fight off all the parasites found in pork meat. Also pig fat has the most toxins you can find in foods because the pig digestion is very short and they are fed bad cheap diets of slop and they also don't sweat.

  10. I can not belive the price you pay it is very cheap I love that you eat looks very good wish I was there and enjoy.

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