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Respond to Review of TianZi Tea House and Garden
by claireabella

Review: Everyday I'd say to my partner "Let's go try out the macrobiotic place today" and for some reason we never got down there. Finally late one afternoon I made it. (It's easy to find and the map is accurate) The restaurant setting is great. Thai style seating, chilled, lots of plants and water features. Unfortunately, the water is a breeding ground for the mozzies and there are plenty of them. spray is available inside, so I'd recommend using it. The staff are lovely. I ordered Suji tofu and brown rice. The serve was enormous and I took the rest back to the hotel. In addition to tofu, there was a soy protein, vegetables. The sauce was ok but not punching with flavor. There was thinly sliced coriander all through it and I smelt it before the dish was put down on the table. Rather than a garnish, it was used more like another vegetable to stir fry. Even though I've been traveling through Asia for almost a year and have eaten it quite a few times, I still really dislike the flavour. It wasn't mentioned in the menu description of the dish. Took ages to pick it all out. (160B = approx $5) On my second visit, I ordered steamed tofu with 'cream' as it didn't come with vegetables, I also ordered some mixed steamed vegies. Again the portion was huge. The cream was very rich and flavoursome. If I didn't have the veggies to cut through the richness, I would have struggled to finish this dish. The veggies came with a side of miso based brown sauce, that I actually preferred over the cream. Together it was a large meal. I almost didn't return for a second time, but as I said, I really wanted to love it. It's got a large menu of mostly healthy dishes but I think there are better vegan options available in Chiang Mai.


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