Ruen Come In Restaurant, Chiang Mai, welcomes you to savour classic Thai and local Northern Thai specialties in a friendly, family owned Lanna-style teak House…
What to experience ?
Chiang Mai is well known for its rich cuisine and spicy chilli pastes. If you’re searching for authentic northern food, in style, enter Ruen Come In! The restaurant is proudly run by a Chiang Mai family, who have lovingly created a contemporary northern dining experience.
Every element, from the stunning golden teak architecture and furniture down to the napkins on the tables are designed and made locally in Lanna style. Ruen Come In’s menu offers home cooked Northern Thai recipes, passed from generation to generation. Waitresses wear traditional dress, and can teach you a few words of the local Chiang Mai dialect….
Try “sai ur”, a slightly spiced Northern Thai style sausage, usually eaten with “khao niaw”, sticky rice. “Nam prick noom”, is a popular spicy chilli paste. “Kaeng hua plee”, is a local curry made from banana tree trunk! Free-range chicken dishes “gai baan” are also recommended. There is even a modest selection of Western dishes, in case you come with a stubborn friend!
The restaurant is a champion of organic dining, planting and buying organic vegetables from local farms. Rice is home grown, and a range of fruit juices is available for a healthy meal!
The restaurant is happy to arrange a visit to local organic food markets, where you can learn to cook Thai and northern Thai dishes, and discover the secrets of the organic and healthy food which is the pride and motivation of local organic farmers.
How does it help ?
Faithful to their vision, the restaurant team have made a sincere effort to celebrate Chiang Mai culture in every detail. Staff are encouraged to preserve Chiang Mai culture by wearing local dress and speaking in local dialect to Thai guests. Moreover, the restaurant actively supports local employment. Everyone involved in the planning and construction was local, from architects to builders. Ruen Come In provides foreign language training to staff, and teaches them about local culture and tourist attractions in Chiang Mai.
The owner of Ruen Come In is the chairwoman of the Chiang Mai Safe restaurant club, which currently has 64 member restaurants. The club has campaigned to use organic vegetables in these restaurants since 2009. So far, 40 restaurants in Chiang Mai have passed their test.
Food waste is used as organic fertiliser for the garden and the rice fields. Guests have a choice of white rice or brown rice, the latter being healthier. The restaurant adopts energy efficient measures.
Ruen Come In was the first local restaurant to receive the “Clean food, Good Taste” Golden certificate.
They have a wheelchair ramp for guests with special needs, so that they can enter the restaurant and restrooms easily.