We have had lots of success in eating Gluten free in Chiang Mia. We are staying at Secret Garden Resort and Pai the owner has been fantastic in tweaking her dishes to make them suitable. Her english is excellent and she already had knowledge on gluten free. Pai went to the bakery for a special trip when we arrived and purchased buckwheat flour. She has made us pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast and along with the omlette, yogurt, fruit, boiled eggs, tomato and cheese we have not gone hungry.
For our first dinner at Secret Garden Pai cooked us a delicious Penang chicken curry, fried vegetables and rice. Last night we stayed for the buffett dinner at $7 we had a choice of three courses. She adapted some of the dishes, the first dish was served with wheat noodles so she cooked up rice noodles for us. The next dish was sweet and sour pork. Pai made a separate dish for us, without the soy sauce and we had fried vegetable with rice as well. Dessert was icecream and she was happy to let me read the labels to check and all three flavours were GF.
We ventured into the city of Chiang Mai the other night for dinner. After some research on the internet I had found a mexican resturant called
The Salsa Kitchen http://www.thesalsakitchen.com/the website stated they cater Gluten free as they have two relative with coeliac disease. It took us three different local buses to get to the resturant, lucky we left early. We sat down to order and asked the waitress about GF dishes. She looked puzzeled. We asked again. She did not understand. Lucky we had read on the website to ask for one of the owners, he was out so we asked for his phone number. Charlie called and an American voice answered, he told us he would be back to the resturant in five minutes. When he arrived all was well and we enjoyed a delicious meal. Emma orders the Chilli Cheese-Cheese-Cheese dip and I had chicken flautasTotal cost for the four of us with drinks was $19. Although it was an adventure getting to the resturant from our resort I would recommend it for other GF travellers.