Two doors down from Nong Bee’s Burmese Restaurant and Library is the less famous J-Yai Restaurant – Organic Vegetables.
J-Yai Restaurant does not look so inviting at first glance but this place serves up some of the best stir fried vegetables in Chiang Mai. The owner and staff are super friendly and their Riceberry rice is super delicious, arguably the best rice in town.
Riceberry is a newly registered rice variety from Thailand originated from a cross-breed between Jao Hom Nin, the non-glutinous purple rice and Khao Dawk Mali (Jasmine rice). Riceberry was created by strenuous selection for it nutritional properties. The outcome is a deep purple whole grain rice with softness and a palatable after taste.
An extensive selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are available (approx. 55) and you also have the option of adding Tofu, Pork, Chicken, Beef, Squid, Fish or Seafood. All Tofu, Pork and Chicken dishes are 40 baht, Beef, Squid and Fish 50 baht and Seafood dishes 60 baht. A generous portion of cashew nuts can be added for 10 baht to give your dish that extra crunch.
Some of the highlights include Yellow Curry with Tofu and Vegetables, Fried Pork with Garlic, Stir fried Vegetables and fried rice with Green Curry.
Open hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Address: J-Yai Restaurant – 28 Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 13, Chiang Mai
Tel: 053 220 373