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Review: We spent an hour and a half in this shop and only ate one salad and a smoothie. It's a very small operation - just a few tables. When we got there there was a couple sitting there with no food, looked like they had been there for a while so we assumed they had finished eating. Not so. After we ordered we waited and waiting.. and when a dish finally came out it was served to the other couple. And then another one, and another one, all a really long time apart. It took about 45mins to get one smoothie and at least another 45mins to get a salad. We had ordered lots of other things but after the first salad my husband had to be taken to the hospital because he was so famished - no joke! The heat of Chiang Mai had been a bit too much for him that day and he really needed some good, nutritious food to fix the situation. This was not the place to come for that. When I asked for an ambulance the guy's response was "you're going to have to pay for the food you ordered, I7ve already started making it". Umm... after 1.5 to 2 hours you kind of forfeit that right I'm afraid. My husband threw some money at him, eager to just get out without causing trouble, so as it was he was paid. The salad we did try was very average. In fact it was after eating it that my husband started fresking out and heading for the emergency room... didn't hit the spot it seemed. All in all, a disappointment after having experienced great raw food in Bangkok at Rasayana... and without the two hour wait!