Best make you sweat

Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant

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Chiang Mai Thai--named after Thailand's northern culinary mecca--threw the old "location, location, location" business rule of thumb right out the window. Up on Emerald in not just any strip mall, but one of the city's least attractive, Chiang Mai Thai does it like they do in the Southeast Asian country: spicy. The entire menu is a giant fireball waiting to latch onto your tastebuds, so take a handkerchief and a healthy thirst for Singha beer because there's no such thing as "mild" here. From the tom yum goong, right down to the curry and the noodles, nothing is safe.

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