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“I love meat & even I eat here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pun Pun

Pun Pun
Suthep Road (Inside Wat Suan Dok) Is Open From 9:00am-4:00pm | Suthep Road (At the Base of Doi Suthep) Is Open From 10:00am-8:00pm, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #213 of 1,466 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Is inside Wat Suan Dok but is open to all. The times we visited it seemed a lot of the resident foreigners knew about this place.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“I love meat & even I eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

As a confirmed carnivore, the idea of going to a vegetarian restaurant is as welcome as a garlic garlanded cross is to Count Dracula, thus I have been resisting Mrs T's suggestions that we visit this place. What a mistake!

Pun Pun is sited at the rear of the "Monk Chat" at the delightful Wat Suan Dok on Suthep Road. It is a very simple outdoor eatery which offers a range of freshly cooked vegetarian food, much of it grown (organically) on their small-holding outside the city, or bought from other, small organic producers. The surroundings are not salubrious - less rustic charm than seriously run down - but do not let that put you off. Hygiene is high on their agenda.

All meals are freshly cooked to order, from very fresh ingredients. Unlike so many restaurants, nothing comes from the "cash & carry", as will be obvious when you eat here. Freshly made fruit drinks - including a few "specials" - and free drinking water complete the menu. Sadly, there are no sweets, not even fresh fruit, a very minor downside. Main courses are no more than 50 Baht and many less than that.

Don't be put off by the word "vegetarian" - nobody loves meat more than me - nor by the initial impressions. It is well patronised by locals and tourists alike, so give it your support too.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Heaven!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

We knew about this place from traveler blogs and also from City Life Chiang Mai Guide. Pun-pun is a simple outdoor vegetarian restaurant with simple yet peaceful atmosphere. Foods are good, delicious and healthy. We ordered Hed Sa-Tay (deep fried shiitake mushroom with peanut, tamarind & coconut sauce) - the sauce was taste so good; Pad Thai Rod Tom Yum (pad thai in tom yum flavor) -also delicious; Masaman Curry with tofu, peanut, potato and mushroom . We also tried the vegetarian version of Tod Man Pla (Thai fish cake) called Tod Man Hed (deep fried oyster mushroom with peanut, cucumber dipping sauce). From the Special Menu we tried Tofu Steak - also very delicious. All food we tried taste good. The only thing I could say after finish our lunch was "I'm in heaven". Pun-pun is inside Wat Suan Dok behind the Monk Chat Building (on the right-hand side). If you're facing the monk chat building there's a path on your left-hand side next to ATM machine.. follow that path you will see a big boddhi tree & sets of tables. highly recommended!!

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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