Indulge in the elegancy of asian dining

Indulge in the elegancy of asian dining

Sam Flumerfelt

One bar has televisions blaring sports games while another bar, located far in the back with stylish lounge seating, hosts a milder decor.

Jessica Nolan, staff writer

Chaing Mai Thai, located in the buzzing Calhoun Square, stays busy every night of the week. The oriental atmosphere is accented with gold bamboo, tasteful gold paintings, and Buddha statues transports visitors to an exotic restaurant in far away Thailand.

The diverse menu offers every classic Thai meal imaginable, and at reasonable prices the entrees range from $8 to $18 dollars––based on the meat in the dish. From five to seven in the evening the food is even less expensive, with appetizers half priced. Their curried chicken satay with their classic spicy peanut sauce even rivals their customer favorite springrolls.

No one can go wrong with Thailand’s most sought after dish, traditional pad thai options––chicken, beef, or vegetarian––would make even popular restaurants in Bangkok envious. However, take cation when choosing the spiciness level on any dish because even level one is known to make people cry and level four delivers the sting of death.

Depending on the month, mango or fried bananas with sweet sticky rice is available. For less adventurous people, a variety of flavors from local ice cream shop, Sebastian Joe’s, is available.

This elegant Asian restaurant’s atmosphere creates great place to hang out with friends on the weekend. Calling ahead to make reservations is highly recommended since the restaurant is always buzzing, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.

There are a variety of seating options, one bar has televisions blaring sports games while another bar, located far in the back with stylish lounge seating, hosts a milder decor. People can choose a more familiar seating arrangement in the private booths scattered throughout.

For exotic food with a varied menu and fun atmosphere indulge in Chaing Mai Thai, a traditional Thai restaurant, that would make any Thai enthusiast swoon.