Baan Jangarpor is now permanently closed.
There is something truly magical about Baan Jangarpor restaurant. This 150 year old teak house has been carefully renovated and serves delicious Thai food on the raised ground floor. A blend of Northern Thai and Burmese architecture, the setting is the main draw, although the food isn’t far behind. The restaurant is a five minute walk from the Night Bazaar, walking down the hill towards the river. Located on Charoenprathet Road it is impossible to miss, behind huge gates and lit up beautifully in the evenings. The restaurant is open from 17:00 until 23:00 every evening, except the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. We recommend booking ahead as this restaurant gets busy.
Before you even open the menu, you will want to explore this two storey house. The upstairs veranda is usually closed to guests, but if you ask nicely then they will let you sneak past the rope and up the polished wooden stairs to peek at the teak lined rooms on the first floor, and cupboards filled with vintage bits and pieces. The lower floor is split into four interconnecting dining rooms, but my favourite spot to enjoy a meal is definitely the outside balcony that wraps itself around the building. From here you can enjoy a view onto the gardens and the bustling street in the distance. If you have a tendency to be a magnet for mosquitoes then bring protection as they are attracted by the spotlights and small water feature to the left hand side of the house. Baan Jangarpor has a family-run feel to it, with friendly staff and a cat that enjoys company. Children are welcome, and often large groups take over the main room.
To start with we recommend sharing a couple of the appetisers which offer a great introduction to northern food with a large plate of Lanna Hors D’oeuvres, which includes seasonal vegetables, hard boiled eggs, mushrooms and Chiang Mai sausage with a selection of spicy and sweet dipping sauces. We also love the chicken served in pandanus leaf, it helps keep the meat juicy and gives a slightly herby taste to the skin. These parcels of deep-fried deliciousness are accompanied by a chilli and ginger sauce. The traditional Thai soups and curries including tom yum, massaman and tom kha come with either fish, chicken, pork or beef depending on your fancy. We really enjoyed the stir-fried bush bean red curry with shrimp, and the spicy egg yellow curry with beef. Be sure to state how spicy you like your food; the staff are happy to oblige.
For those who like simpler flavours, Baan Jangarpor also do a decent Pad Thai, and bacon with black pepper pasta. The chef has even jazzed up the fried rice, serving it in half a pineapple and plenty of fresh fruit chunks. The drinks menu includes some weird but tasty cocktails, so if you are feeling adventurous and don’t mind things on the sweet side then give these a try. As well as the usual range of beers and spirits there is a decent selection of old and new world wines. Only a few minutes’ walk from the bustling Night Bazzar this romantic teak house is the perfect setting for a traditional Thai dinner, and the friendly staff will do all they can to ensure you have a great evening.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 until 23:00 every evening, except the 2nd and 4th Sunday
- Address: 71 Charoenprathet Rd., Changkran, Chiang Mai
- Tel: +66 (0)53 275 030