Restaurant locations in Chiang Mai don’t get much more alluring than the one enjoyed by Paak Dang. Hugging the west bank of the Ping River, the idyllic venue is renowned as one of the city’s most romantic options for Thai food. While the menu at the restaurant (roughly translated as "spicy mouth") spans classics from around Thailand, there’s a strong emphasis on Lanna cuisine. Signature dishes include a northern style pork curry with garlic and a decadent duck with red curry. In truth though, the setting is just as captivating as the food. A riverside terrace is enlivened by lanterns hanging from trees, while candlelit tables are perfect for an intimate encounter.