October 11, 2002
I drank a coke, and had the spicy-sour Tom Yum soup and Thai chicken curry, and Ally had the Pad Thai noodle dish. We also tried a very tasty and crispy appetizer called Ta Bong, which is deep fried battered pumpkin. That was one of the more unique things I enjoyed in Thailand. It tasted a bit like acorn squash.
The Gallery had a menu with more than just Thai food, and included international selections like Spaghetti and Fish and Chips! Perhaps they were for homesick tourists! There were several merry tour groups enjoying large group dinners, and that added to the festive atmosphere. Apparently, The Gallery is a well-connected place because Hillary Clinton ate here in 1996!
The Gallery is located on an active street with several bars and clubs along the Ping River. It's about a 15 minute walk from the main Chiang Mai night bazaar. Here is a link to their website: check it out here.
From journal Chiang Mai memories