Respond to Review of CLOSED: May Kaidee Vegetarian Restaurant
Review: After reading so much about Mai Kaidee cafes and cooking schools in Bangkok and Chiang Mai we were determined to find and try it. We were really disappointed - this was probably the worst place we ate in Chiang Mai! The place was grubby - tables unwiped, empty napkin-holders and sauce bottles on the tables. We were grunted at by someone behind the counter who didn't get up or show us a menu so we found the menus for ourselves. When they did come up to the table they did at least know which items were vegan (very useful, as this isn't marked on the menus). When the food came it really wasn't good. We'd ordered Kao Soi, tempura veg, and indian curry rice with veggie sausage. Everything was really bland and there was no chilli paste or spicy sauce to enliven it. The dip with the tempura had hardly any flavour. There was very little veggie sausage with the rice and most of the vegetable content was made up of cauliflower (and that included a lot of stalk). Presentation was also lacking, for example the chopsticks were bent and looked like they had been used a lot before. We don't generally leave food at the end of a meal if it's at all enjoyable. It just isn't what we do. But we were so bored of this bland stuff we actually left food on all the plates. We're not often this negative on Happy Cow but we really don't recommend this place. Even if you are in the area, we would recommend that you walk to a different area before you eat! It's about a 10-minute walk to AUM, for example. This place needs serious improvement.