The 24 Best Restaurants in Kalasin, Affordable and Delicious.

25 Recommended Restaurants in Kalasin, Affordable and Delicious.

We will take you to 24 best restaurants in Kalasin. Many people may know this province as the “city of dinosaurs, but it is also well-known for its variety of food. From the spiciest Isaan restaurants, Japanese and Indian cuisine, to premium Italian food.

The Best Restaurants in Kalasin

Amuse Cafe

Amuse Cafe กาฬสินธุ์

Amuse Cafe, is one of the restaurants in Kalasin that is known as the town’s living room. The interior is decorated in black-brown tones and gives out a warm ambiance similar to an adult.

It is easy to find as it is located near the Talad Rong Si (the Rice Mill Market).

Amuse Cafe กาฬสินธุ์

The seafood squid ink spaghetti with chili paste is predominantly salty-sweet, and fragrant from the chili paste. The pasta is not too soggy, and the seafood is fresh.

Amuse Cafe กาฬสินธุ์

The pork burger features soft buns, a not-too-dry pork patty, and delicious sauce. It goes well with the accompanying crispy vegetables. Unfortunately, the margarine smell was a bit overwhelming.

Amuse Cafe กาฬสินธุ์

But what we like the most is the beef fat fried rice with hanger steak. The restaurant uses imported beef, which was slightly firm but not too tough. The fried rice came with a mellow taste and was fragrant of the meat and wok.

They have several menu items to choose from, from Thai and Isarn food, to Western cuisine, such as steak, spaghetti, pizza, and burgers.

The taste is guaranteed by the chef’s skills who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. It’s no surprise that Amuse Cafe has been recommended as one of the best restaurants in the province.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/B9XEMgp5HjMCVJKH9 
Opening Hours
• 10.00-22.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $$-$$$

Ping Kai Yai Duen

ปิ้งไก่ยายเดือน

Ping Kai Yai Duen (Grandma Duen’s Grilled Chicken) is Kalasin’s legendary grilled chicken shop that has been selling their wares since 1983.

They are open from midnight until about noon, and customers start arriving from midnight.

Before visiting them, I thought that I would definitely encounter a long queue. However, when we arrived around 08.30 hrs, there was just a short line and we didn’t have to wait long.

Grandma’s grilled chicken feature large pieces of tender meat that are not too dry, and with just the right saltiness. Some parts of the skin were a bit crispy, and it was delicious as rumored.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/kd4KV9KWTojaFFA7A 
• The shop is on the corner of the municipal market, opposite the Kalasin Provincial Police station.
Opening Hours
• 24.00-12.00 hrs. (Midnight till midday)
Pricing
• $

Somtum Jeh Nang

ส้มตำเจ๊นาง

Speaking of delicious restaurants in Kalasin, the list must always include “Somtum Jeh Nang”, among one of the best restaurants in the province that feature a wide variety of spicy salads.

Most Y2K teenagers are familiar with this restaurant as it has been opened for more than 40 years.

If comparing this restaurant to a martial art master, Jeh Nang’s somtum can be considered as the master who can concoct a dish according to your wishes, however strange it may be, and the resulting dish is always to one’s satisfaction.!!

The corn somtum with salted egg is just perfectly salty-sweet-sour, while not being too spicy. It is perfectly complemented by the soft salted egg flavor. Very delicious.

ส้มตำเจ๊นาง

The santol spicy salad with field crabs was sweet and sour and complemented by the bitter taste of santol and the mild aroma of fermented fish. It was the spiciest dish on the table.

ส้มตำเจ๊นาง

The tum sua with crispy fish (spicy papaya salad with vermicelli), was flavorful and featured a variety of textures and flavors; crispiness from the long beans, bean sprouts, crispy fish, spicy with a cool fragrance of the basil.

Absolutely delicious and worthy of being the restaurant’s most popular menu.

In addition to somtum, the restaurant also has grilled food and kanom jeen (fermented rice flour noodles), which are equally outstanding.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/iwoqsmpNGmumVP3z8 
Opening Hours
• 10.00-16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Sundays
Pricing
• $

Rot Det

รสเด็ด กาฬสินธุ์

A shop that has been selling its food since 1973. It is another well-known restaurant in Kalasin that offers tasty food. Their menu includes noodles, ‘rad-na’ (noodles in gravy sauce), ‘pad si-eiew’ (noodles stir-fried in dark soy sauce), etc.

รสเด็ด กาฬสินธุ์

But their signature dish is the big sumptuous wontons that can be made into a variety of dishes.

Their wonton in soup offers a flavorful soup with large wonton pieces that are wrapped in a thin dough with an aromatic egg scent. The filling consists of soft salty-sweet minced pork marinated in fragrant sesame oil. The accompanying grilled red pork also tastes excellent.

The soy sauce stir-fried wonton features big wonton pieces stir-fried with pork and kale. The dish is predominantly sweet, from the soy sauce, and is wok- and egg-fragrant.

รสเด็ด กาฬสินธุ์

The rad-na gives off a nice aroma of the wok and is a perfect blend of sweet and saltiness. The dish came with generous pieces of pork, that were naturally chewy and soft, and was not swollen with water.

However, their most popular item is the wonton in gravy sauce… So, if you happen to be in the area, just drop by and confidently order the wonton in gravy sauce. You will definitely not be disappointed.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/95k4VbkF2Y9wK4Gb8 
Opening Hours
• About 08.00-21.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $
• At the time of this review, the shop only accepts cash.

Nai Heng Meatballs

ลูกชิ้นนายเฮง กาฬสินธุ์
ลูกชิ้นนายเฮง กาฬสินธุ์

Nai Heng Meatball is also known as “Nai Heng Sadistic Chili Noodles”. The highlight is the sweet and mellow soup, homemade meatballs, chewy and texture braised beef, which is absolutely fresh and tasty.

ลูกชิ้นนายเฮง กาฬสินธุ์

An item not to be missed is the shop’s signature homemade chili, which is not just hot but also features a sweet-salty taste and was very aromatic of the chili. Add it to the noodles, which was already delicious by itself, would make it absolutely take it to the next level!

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/95k4VbkF2Y9wK4Gb8 
• The shop is not indicated on the map but is located at the corner of Road 1155 which intersects with Thanaphon Road, near Rot Det Restaurant.
Opening Hours
• About 08.00-21.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

Ar-Fei Chicken Rice

อาเฟย ข้าวมันไก่ ข้าวหมูแดง

An old restaurant that has been selling chicken rice and grilled red pork rice (khao moo daeng) that has been open for more than 15 years.

อาเฟย ข้าวมันไก่ ข้าวหมูแดง

The shop features chicken rice with a slight gingery and garlic aroma, tender grilled red pork, crispy deep-fried pork belly, salty-sweet topping sauce that was also fragrant from the peanut ingredient, which I liked.

What I think is the highlight of this restaurant is the soup which has a mellow sweet taste with a slight aroma of pickled lime. Goes very well with the rice dishes.

Ar-Fei’s restaurant is located opposite the City Pillar Shrine, near SingFarm and Mini Box coffee shop. Walk a little further and you will find Yai Nan’s souvenir shop and Yai Jeed Tom Yum noodles.

The location is very ideal as you can drop by to pay respect at the City Pillar Shrine and continue to these very tasty restaurants.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/CLS6VypW5jeyxrrm8 
Opening Hours
• 06.00-14.00 hrs., or until it runs out.
Pricing
• $

Taeng Breakfast

แตงอาหารเช้า กาฬสินธุ์

The province’s old breakfast eatery has been open for more than 40 years. They also have a courtyard that can accommodate banquets and at least 200 guests.

The shop features menu items, such as “kai krata” (pan-fried eggs with toppings), “patonggo” (deep-fried dough fritters), and coffee.

แตงอาหารเช้า กาฬสินธุ์

Our favorite dish is the Thai-style pork soup, a salty-sweet soup fragrant of pepper, with tender offal, and delicious minced pork. You can choose whatever you like to put in the soup.

Also, the patonggo goes very well with the congee, so much so that I almost wanted to lick out the whole bowl.

Taeng Breakfast is located along the roadside and is quite difficult to find a good parking space in front of the shop. And you might have to drive a bit further to find a parking spot.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/gymWzHzhRXP4vNeXA 
Opening Hours
• Daily 05.30-12.30 hrs.
• At the time of this review, the shop is no longer open in the evenings.
Pricing
• $

Yai Jeed Tom Yum Noodles

ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำยายจี๊ด กาฬสินธุ์

The stall’s cook’s face is completely powdered and contrasts with her bright red lips and yellow-tinted sunglasses.

She is also dressed in colorful colors which match the name of her shop***. She has been selling her food here for over 40 years.

ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำยายจี๊ด กาฬสินธุ์

The not-to-be-missed menu item is the unique spicy tom yum soup. It is perfectly sweet-salty flavored, while not too spicy, and features soft tender pork, and interspersed with crispy spring beans, roasted peanuts, and seaweed, making the dish very unique from the nice aroma of the seaweed.

Besides tom yum noodles, the shop also offers a la carte dishes, which should undoubtedly be equally delicious.

*** Jeed (จี๊ด) in Thai means strong, intense. When we use with color, it means very colorful.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/GGUTxjYmmaQKcCNE6 
Opening Hours
• 07.30-16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Sundays
Pricing
• $-$$

Pu-Par Stewed Pork Knuckles

ขาหมูภูผา กาฬสินธุ์

This shop originally sold their food at the Talad Rong Si (the Rice Mill Market).

However, when the market closed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the shop moved and now sells their food right from their home. Customers still come to support them continuously.

ขาหมูภูผา กาฬสินธุ์

We tried two of their items, namely the basil stir-fried pork knuckle, which was served with a generous portion. Some of the meat was a bit dry but overall the taste was excellent.

What was really outstanding is the soft and tender ‘kaki’ (pork knuckles), which was perfectly stewed and goes very well with the chili-vinegar sauce.

The owner recommended that their signature dish is the rice topped with stewed pork knuckles, which we didn’t actually order. But the soft tender kaki is definitely a testament that the rice menu must also be equally excellent.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/wK5Kjb11H9dC3Tbx9 
Opening Hours
• Daily 07.30-17.00 hrs., or until it runs out
Pricing
• $

Chuchart Duck Noodles

ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเป็ดชูชาติ กาฬสินธุ์

The old duck noodle shop that has everything, crispy pork rice, pot-stewed duck rice, duck noodles, chicken rice, as well as a cat that walks around to check that everything is in order.

ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเป็ดชูชาติ กาฬสินธุ์

We tried the pot-stewed duck soup which features tender duck meat, mellow soup that was aromatic from the Chinese herbs. The dish goes very well with the accompanying bitter gourd and basil, which help enhance the complexity of the flavor.

As for the pot-stewed duck rice, tasted very good, but the duck meat was a bit drier than the soup that we ordered. The crispy pork rice was topped with a sweet-smelling sauce topping with roasted crispy pork belly. However, some of the pieces are so crispy that they came out a bit hard.

The chicken rice should also be great, as we saw a lot of people ordering it for takeaway.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/XPuHMfe131F547Cs5 
Opening Hours
• 08.00-17.00 hrs., or until it runs out.
Pricing
• $

Kai Ice Cream

ร้านไก่ไอศครีม กาฬสินธุ์

An ice cream shop along the road where customers visit regularly. It shows that it is really outstanding to the point that we had to give it a try.

Their signature item is the homemade coconut ice cream, which features smooth coconut ice flakes that is perfectly sweet and salty.

You can choose from having it in a cup or on bread. Absolutely very delicious and also very cheap.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/MZfQLGu1ABe73U9z8 
• Located on Road 1155, near the roundabout, near the location that I have pinned.
Opening Hours
• 09.00-14.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

Hia Piak Kuay Jub Ubon

เฮียเปี๊ยก ก๋วยจั๊บอุบล กาฬสินธุ์

“Sawasdee krub, I would like a bowl of kuay jub and rice with an omelet.”
“We don’t have any omelet rice here. Are you in the wrong shop?” The owner replied very amicably.

“Oh, you’re right, I must have the wrong shop.” I thought to myself, but anyway, since I’m already here, why not try some of their food, right?

It turns out that this is a kuay jub yuan (Vietnamese noodle) shop that has been in business since 1993.

เฮียเปี๊ยก ก๋วยจั๊บอุบล กาฬสินธุ์

The shop uses Ubon*** fresh Vietnamese noodles that are chewy, and unique. The pork was tender and soft and came in a flavorful soup that was fragrant of the garlic and fried shallots. Absolutely delicious.

And if you prefer a spicier version, their kuay jub tom yum is also delicious.

เฮียเปี๊ยก ก๋วยจั๊บอุบล กาฬสินธุ์

Surprisingly, this restaurant also offers complimentary fried dumplings. Love them for it.

*** Ubon or its full name is Ubon Ratchathani, is well known for its Vietnamese noodles.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/SFkVw3wW4jNBpQyE6
• The shop is opposite to Soonthornsilp Shop (the location in the map)
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.00-16.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

Jeh Daeng Kuay Jub Ubon

เจ๊แดงก๋วยจั๊บอุบล (เจ้าเก่า)

An original kuay jub restaurant that features a signature large bowl of kuay jub yuan (Vietnamese noodle) in a pork bone soup.

เจ๊แดงก๋วยจั๊บอุบล (เจ้าเก่า)

Generous portions of pork in a flavorful soup that was also fragrant of the deep-fried shallots and pepper. The kuay jub yuan noodles are soft and smooth, and very easy to consume.

We also observed that several of their customers ordered the omelet rice. Already an omelet aficionado, we couldn’t resist and ordered a dish. It is actually an omelet that had chili, coriander, and minced pork mixed in.

เจ๊แดงก๋วยจั๊บอุบล (เจ้าเก่า)

The shop has an air conditioning. The owner is friendly and always has a smile. So, taking shelter from the midday heat and enjoying kuay jub is an interesting idea.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/m58eFD7BNkTVNUvG9 
Opening Hours
• 10.00-20.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta

An Italian restaurant under a shady tree, offers homemade charcoal-baked pizza, from the skills of a half-Thai-Swiss chef trained by a Swiss master chef Alessandro Haab.

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta

Pizza Kalasino and diavola, feature a light crispy crust, topped with a tremendous amount of cheese to the point that we wonder if they are making any profit from it.

The Kalasino is topped with mild stir-fried pork with an occasional light aroma of the Gorgonzola cheese.

As for the diavola, it is a little spicier originating from the hot salami, anchovies, shallots, and chili.

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta

The Swiss-style cream macaroni includes stir-fried pasta with diced potatoes and ham, and lots of cheese. Salty and topped with a sweet and sour apple sauce.

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta

But the most surprisingly wonderful item is the panna cotta, which is smooth, meltingly soft, mildly sweet, and fragrant of the milk, served with homemade ice cream. It was the best panna cotta we ever experienced.

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta

Kalasino Pizza & Pasta is a restaurant that just opened around the beginning of 2023. But we cheer with all our hearts as Italian food at this level and at this kind of price is almost impossible to find in big cities.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/9SRLq7J7csX6s9vg8 
Opening Hours
• 10.00-21.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays
Pricing
• $$

Bombay Indian Cuisine & Bar Kalasin

Bombay Indian Cuisine & Bar Kalasin

A small Indian restaurant that features high-quality Indian cuisine, with not too pungent spices that is easy to consume, and affordable price.

Bombay Indian Cuisine & Bar Kalasin

The mango lassi, came with just the perfect sweet-sour combination of the mango and yogurt, with a faint scent of rose.

The pani puri features thin crispy breaded hollow balls with soft potatoes and goes well with the sweet and sour minted-tamarind sauce. Very nice aroma of the mint.

Bombay Indian Cuisine & Bar Kalasin

The butter chicken features extremely tender chicken, with a light grill aroma, lightly salted-sweet soup, spiced like massaman curry, and goes perfectly well with naan.

Bombay Indian Cuisine & Bar Kalasin

Finished off the meal with gularb jamun, an Indian dessert known for its savory sweetness. However, the dish at this restaurant is not too overly sweet and is served with yogurt ice cream sprinkled with aromatic grated coconut.

The staff in the restaurant (that we met) was an Indian who can speak Thai fluently, polite, and made jokes constantly. Anyone who is lonely should try dropping by because, in addition to a delicious meal, you will also get a tremendous amount of humor as a complimentary gift.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/3UH5LG7v1PNCfp9f9 
Opening Hours
• 10.30-21.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays
Pricing
• $$

Suki House Kalasin

สุกี้เฮ้าส์ กาฬสินธุ์

Kalasin’s original sukiyaki restaurant, which has been open for more than 30 years, also has a banquet room and karaoke service.

The restaurant’s decoration is a mix of Bali / Angkor Wat-inspired art. The restaurant is medium-sized but they have a fairly wide parking space in the courtyard behind the establishment.

สุกี้เฮ้าส์ กาฬสินธุ์

Suki House has a la carte, inexpensive one-dish meals, and sukiyaki sets.

We tried the three-flavored lemon salad, which came with a sweet-sour flavor, mildly spicy, and good-quality shrimp, squid, and fish.

The stir-fried mixed vegetables feature fresh shrimp and crispy vegetables, while the crab fried rice came with a considerably generous serving of crab, but was a bit mild and can be assisted with a dash of fish sauce chili to enhance the flavor.

สุกี้เฮ้าส์ กาฬสินธุ์

We were quite full to taste the suki set, so tried the dry suki instead. Its taste was flavorful and nicely enhanced by its unique dipping sauce, which was salty-sour and sweet in taste while not too spicy and had a mild sesame fragrance. A taste you can’t find anywhere else.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/pZUXHwyguWUgJdJs6 
Opening Hours
• 11.00-21.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $$

Tum Your Yeah

ตำยั่วเย Your Yeah
ตำยั่วเย Your Yeah

A modern Isaan-style restaurant and considered to be one of the most popular restaurants in Kalasin. It has air-conditioning, comfortable seating, and a wide variety of food.

ตำยั่วเย Your Yeah

We tried the mixed mushroom curry, which was dominantly salty and had a nice basil aroma.

Tum Your Yeah spicy salad was interspersed with cockles, was flavorful while not being too spicy. It was nicely complimented by the bitterness of culantro, which helped make the dish more interesting.

The grilled liver was sweet and tender and was very tasty. Goes very well with the crispy deep-fried kaffir lime leaves.

Our favorite dish is the deep-fried chicken wings, which were perfectly salted and came with very crispy skin. A nice complement to any other dishes.

Location
• https://goo.gl/maps/qFiiQJdLyjedGKWh9 
Opening Hours
• 10.00-21.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $-$$

Kamnun Boonsong’s Son

ลูกชายกำนันบุญส่ง

An authentic Isarn restaurant that has been around for 70 years offers food the way local Kalasin people prefer. And they also offer “mum”, so we tried both the cooked and raw mum to pacify our curiosity.

ลูกชายกำนันบุญส่ง

Though “mum” resembles the Thai sausage, it is made from pure beef with very little fat and mixed with spices.

Personally, I prefer the raw mum better as it is not too coarse. Unlike me, my wife preferred the cooked version.

ลูกชายกำนันบุญส่ง

But besides the mum, other menu items that we ordered were also outstanding, including the grilled pork neck, which was chewy and fragrant of the grill. It went well with the bitter spicy sauce.

ลูกชายกำนันบุญส่ง

The oxtail soup was rich and mellowy sweet, and fragrant of the meat and cool spices. Extremely delicious.

I believe that other foods, such as the grilled chicken, spicy papaya salad, or larb, at this restaurant should also be extraordinary.

Or if anyone wants to try “mum” a bit, you should give it a try as you might like it.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/kiRo7eteK121QHqW6
Opening Hours
• 08.00-2200 hrs.
Pricing
• $-$$

Huan Kalasin – Suan Don Tham

เฮือนกาฬสินธุ์-สวนดอนธรรม
เฮือนกาฬสินธุ์-สวนดอนธรรม

An Isarn restaurant located within a large, shady garden. They also have banquet zones and accommodations in several wooden Thai houses with Isarn-inspired architecture.

เฮือนกาฬสินธุ์-สวนดอนธรรม

The spicy tapien fish salad was fragrant with spices. The strange thing is that it comes with a big deep-fried ‘pla tapien’ (Thai carp).

The ‘hed-por’ (puff balls mushroom) curry tastes similar to kaeng liang (spicy mixed vegetable soup) and was mellow and spicy. The spicy Laotian papaya salad was fragrant of fermented fish.

เฮือนกาฬสินธุ์-สวนดอนธรรม

And what you don’t want to miss is the deep-fried sun-dried beef jerky, which was slightly crunchy on the outside while soft on the inside. Flavorful and aromatic.

เฮือนกาฬสินธุ์-สวนดอนธรรม

Before coming here, I thought they built a closely-knitted Thai-style house that was open to guests to take photos.

But actually, the restaurant itself was not as spacious as previously thought, while the other structures were more scattered in the garden and possibly rented accommodations. So, going up to take photos might not be appropriate.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/NTbV8WHentJtw9Fr5 
Opening Hours
• 10.00-20.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $-$$

Nai Nuad Khao Tom Restaurant

ร้านข้าวต้มนายหนวด

The original khao tom (porridge) restaurant from Bangkok and has just opened up in Kalasin for about 3 years. It’s located along the roadside but not too difficult to find a parking space.

This restaurant makes delicious crispy fried vegetables, which is fragrant of garlic and spiciness from the chili.

The deep-fried pork belly with fish sauce features a good ratio of meat to fat.

ร้านข้าวต้มนายหนวด

And the best thing was the stewed pork offal, which was meltingly soft, flavorfully sweet, and goes very well with the pickled chili sauce.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/Dt1APCiRNvzPZ1Az7
Opening Hours
• Daily 16.00-02.00 hrs.
• Wednesdays 12.00-02.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $-$$

Poo Khao Jee Moon

ปูข้าวจี่มูน กาฬสินธุ์

This shop has been in business for more than 30 years. So, it would not be wrong to call it a professional in serving “khao jee” (Thai grilled sticky rice with egg).

The shop recipe requires mixing coconut flavored sticky rice with eggs, thus producing a soft, fragrant ‘khao Jee moon***’, that is fragrant of the eggs and coconut milk.

It is mildly salty in taste and can be very enjoyable when eaten on its own. However, the restaurant also sells dried pork which is a good complement to the khao jee moon. Just one bite and its unstoppable.

We stopped by this eatery by accident. But after tasting it, I’m proud to present it.

*** Moon (มูน) in this case is a Thai word means coconut flavored sticky rice

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/dYFDJ86fHG6NpJBX9 
Opening Hours
• 08.00-20.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

Phrom Phan Korean-style Grill

พร้อมพรรณ เนื้อย่างเกาหลี กาฬสินธุ์

One of the best Thai BBQ restaurants in Kalasin. Spacious, with convenient parking.

There are both set meals for those who eat less, as well as wholesale prices by the kilo for those with big appetites.

Whether ordering more or less, there are all-you-can-eat spicy papaya salads, fruits, and desserts. Plus, you can always ask for soup and dipping sauce refills.

พร้อมพรรณ เนื้อย่างเกาหลี กาฬสินธุ์

We ordered the large meat set to try out. The ingredients were pretty standard in which the pork was soft and tender. We particularly liked the pork belly that we had to order more.

What makes this restaurant stand out is the perfectly flavored sweet and sour sauce, which was also not too spicy.

พร้อมพรรณ เนื้อย่างเกาหลี กาฬสินธุ์

Not an expert at grilling? Burnt pan? No problem. The staff is always on hand to change the pan to a new shiny one. The restaurant is worthy of its being featured in many TV shows.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/Mxi8kEBTMUiH9ris8 
Opening Hours
• About 17.00-23.00 hrs.
• The time indicated in Google Maps is incorrect. They are not open in the morning.
Pricing
• $-$$

Dinosaur Roti

โรตีไดโนเสาร์ ตลาดโรงสี

Kalasin’s signature crispy roti uses ‘foi thong’ from Phetchaburi*** to enhance its sweetness. The shop is located at the Rice Mill Market and next to Amuse Cafe. Enjoy your savory dishes around the area, and then cap it off with tasty desserts here.

โรตีไดโนเสาร์ ตลาดโรงสี

On the day of our visit, the Rice Mill Market was closed for renovations. The shop was not as lively as expected.

*** Phetchaburi is a province in Thailand famous for its high quality Thai dessert.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/vgbJwcjjhoX4JfCT8 
Opening Hours
• Evenings – about 21.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

Kalasin Midnight Market

ตลาดโต้รุ่งกาฬสินธุ์

Super neat and clean night market that reminded me of the Hawker Center in Singapore. That’s how impressive it is.

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ตลาดโต้รุ่งกาฬสินธุ์

Unfortunately, we came here when we were already full, so we only tasted the “Nana Chao Kuay” (grass jelly), a dessert from a restaurant with a strange name, “Punky Peanut Family”. The item is actually grass jelly with a wide variety of toppings.

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There are many delicious restaurants around the area. A spicy papaya salad restaurant that is highly frequented, Cantonese noodles, chicken rice, Japanese crepes, shaved ice desserts, deep-fried insects, and more. This is definitely the place to drop by.

The only downside that I can think of is finding a parking space that is near the market.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/UoFUva1S692g9HGm6 
Opening Hours
• 14.00-24.00 hrs.
• Various shops open at different times.
Pricing
• $

Thung Na Thong Market

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ตลาดสดทุ่งนาทอง กาฬสินธุ์
ตลาดสดทุ่งนาทอง กาฬสินธุ์

A fresh market in Kalasin that sells everything, fresh produce, vegetables, fruits, local ingredients such as strange mushrooms, homemade Mum, insects, and fruits that I have never seen before. It’s a very fun and clean market.

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There is also a “khanom krok” (coconut rice pancakes) stall that tastes pretty good. Their recipe features a generous amount of coconut milk, not too much flour, and just the right amount of sweetness. The stall is located close to shops selling backpacks and clothing.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/g6Ng3GpvukQTmh9CA 
Opening Hours
• 05.00-17.00 hrs.
Pricing
• $

OA Chicken Rice

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An old delicious restaurant in Somdet district, Kalasin, has been in business for more than 40 years since this area consisted only of wooden houses.

Their offering includes grilled red pork rice, crispy pork belly rice, and I’m guessing that the best-selling item is the chicken rice which was already sold when we arrived.

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So we ordered the grilled red pork and crispy pork belly on rice. It came with large pieces of crispy pork belly, that was soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. The sauce topping was sweet and gave out a slight aroma of Chinese herbs. The grilled red pork came in big slices and was sweet and salty in flavor.

I would classify this shop as a well-kept secret (can I?) as not much information is available.  But it’s better than I anticipated.

So, for anyone passing through the Somdet District in Kalasin, why not drop by and give it a try.

Location
https://goo.gl/maps/PTui4P2URmBLPMrA7 
• The shop is located to the right of Chai Ocha Restaurant.
Opening Hours
• Mornings-Afternoons
• We arrived at 14.00 hrs. and their Chicken Rice have already run out.
Pricing
• $

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