Country

Thailand

Date

May 2016

Meal

Dinner

Ordered

STARTERS

  • Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce – 150 THB

MAIN

  • Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice – 120 THB
  • Crispy Pork with Brown Rice – 130 THB

Food

STARTERS

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce – 9/10

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Greens to wrap the meat around

Greens to wrap the meat around

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce

This dish was really tasty, the meat was half lean half fat which was perfect and lightly grilled.  No season needed for the meat as it was flavorful enough.  Being hanged like laundry made it look so attractive with the green leaves underneath that represented the green grass,  I wasn’t instructed on how to eat it, so I decided to roll up a piece of bacon and cucumber into a roll then wrap one or two pieces of green around it and cut it to spoon size with a knife so it can be dipped into the sauces.  Both the sauces were delicious and spicy, I loved them both.  The red sauce was the usual sweet and spicy Thai sauce, the yellowy sauce has more more sour with the lime and garlic. Both just as tasty!

MAIN

Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice – 10/10

Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice

Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice

Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice

Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice

Crispy Pork with Brown Rice – 6/10

Crispy Pork with Brown Rice

Crispy Pork with Brown Rice

Crispy Pork with Brown Rice

Crispy Pork with Brown Rice

The crispy pork

The crispy pork

The not so nice sauce

The not so nice sauce

The soup with the rice

The soup with the rice

I really liked the Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice.  The pork reminded me of chicken nuggets, the texture and the shape , but you can actually taste the pork has been perfectly marinaded and fried. The potatoes in the curry sauce was very soft and flavourful.  The picture might not justify how delicious this dish was and it doesn’t even show the rice is curry fried rice.
On the other hand the Crispy Pork with Brown Rice was bland.  The brown rice was not as tasty as the curry fried rice and the crispy pork was dry and tough although the skin was very crispy! The sauce that acme with it was the worst sauce ever, it was dark green and tasted like grass.

Hot Water

Hot Water

Napkins

Napkins

Ambience & Interior

Interior

Interior

Interior

Interior

Dining area

Dining area

Entrance

Entrance

The restaurant resembled a giant glass house, with all walls made out of glass making it transparent on all four sides.  I visited at night so cannot describe what it looks like during daytime with lights shining through the glasses.  Just like glass houses, there were lots of plants inside with wooden dining tables.  Very spacious and spot clean.

Exterior

Outside

Outside

Front Garden

Front Garden

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Cainito has a huge front garden area with grass neatly trimmed and lots of trees where there is also outdoor dining too.  Cainito is has two floors with washroom on the ground floor.

Menu

Menu

Menu

031 032 033

No menu available online

Recommendation

  • Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce
  • Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice

Verdict

Grilled Streaky Pork with Spicy Sauce – 9/10
Northern Style Pork with Curry Rice – 10/10
Crispy Pork with Brown Rice – 6/10

Would I go back again? Yes
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥ 
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 9/10

I really liked Cainito, the atmosphere, the design and the food.  It is slightly on the more expensive side in Chiang Mai as you are paying for the calm yet trendy atmosphere and the presentation of normal Thai food.  I enjoyed my first meal in Chiang Mai, it was super close to my hotel.  I would definately like to dine here again and have their dessert as they ran out when I ordered!

Damage

078

Approximately 220 THB (48 HKD) per person

Details


Cainito
Soi 5
Nimmanhaemin Road
Chiang Mai
50200

ถนน นิมมานเหมินท์ ซอย 5
อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่
50200
Thailand

+66 89 434 9009

Monday – Sunday
10am – 10pm

Reservation
Could do but not essential