Stylish atmosphere average food

UPDATE!! MO’C MO’L Has now permanently Shut down 🙁

Cuisine: Thai and some western


Price indication: expensive; average meal about THB 400-500/ person

MO’C MO’L is a typical Thai restaurant that is popular with local Thai, especially those who can spend a bit of money and want to dine in a stylish environment. When you enter the premises, you can see effort has been made to make it nice, with water and nice sitting out areas around it.

The name MO’C MO’L actually means Monkey Club Moon Lover, so this reflects the romantic ambiance. By the same highly successful owners of the Monkey Club in Nimman, MO’C MO’L is their newer project and quickly gained name and fame.
Thai pronounced MO’C MO’L as “moo see moo el”, any other prononciation of the name won’t be recognized.

Why come here? Well, the ambiance is pleasant, neat chairs, neat tables, neat people and the food is okay-ish but if you look at the prices the food is not worth the price. So it’s all about atmosphere.

Curry, deep-fried fish, steamed fish, vegetables and rice are all a bit average and sometimes perhaps a bit better than small local shops, as it’s not overly salty or oily or spoilt too much by MSG, but at the same time the food is nothing special. Steamed fish was already cut open for steaming, something I don’t like, vegetables with pork had a lot of oyster sauce and you can surely get it better for a quarter of the price in a good local shop.

So go there to meet your Thai friends, in groups, or have a chat with the beer girls. It’s not a bad place to select to meet up with a group of (local) friends and much better than the Riverside or Goodview, other popular places for local Thai, which really make me suffer poor food for the sake of company. MO’C MO’L is just a bit more expensive and of course completely in another part of town.

Allegedly, the deserts are nice, not surprising they serve that because locals love it.

They also serve some western and Japanese food of course, because that’s what Thai love, but I think that’s not recommendable at all.

Location: Huay Kaew Road, close to CMU. From the city, follow Huay Kaew road all the way past the Phucome intersection (with Canal Road). It’s another km on your left.

Open: every day

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Posted 16th December 2013 by Chiang Mai Eater

Location: Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Labels: Expensive, Thai

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