At the recommendation of a friend, we visited Wat Suan Dok in Chiang Mai, Thailand to eat Thai vegetarian food at Pun Pun Restaurant (formerly and briefly known as Imm Aim) just outside of the Thai Buddhist temple grounds.
With an open air kitchen and self serve drinking water, we appreciated the simple decor and minimalist design.
The menu featured an array of vegetarian options (all very well priced) including Thai favorites, gourmand salads and International curries.
The hardest part for us was settling on a course of main dishes to sample. We ended up going with deep-fried spring rolls, mixed salad with cheese and a spicy coconut Indian curry with roti.
The spring rolls were the best we've had in Chiang Mai. Loaded with vegetables and spices they were done to perfection.
The mixed salad was a mountain full of various vegetables, beans and chunks of cheese. Again, this was pleasing to the palette.
Finally, the spicy Indian curry was made with a coconut base and had large chunks of assorted vegetables that we sopped up with wedges of roti flat bread.
Although we were stuffed we decided to order dessert: bananas in coconut milk pudding and honey ginger tea with wedges of sweet potato.
In total we paid 300 Baht (slight less than 10 USD) for two coconut shakes, three main dishes and two desserts. This was easily one of the best value Thai meals we've had since coming back to Chiang Mai.
My only regret is that we're leaving soon and that we may not have a chance to come back before we head on a slow boat bound for Luang Prabang, Laos.