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Reviewed April 25, 2023 via mobile

Very tasty pork - definitely worth checking out. Went in off season and early in evening so no queues as had been warned. Market was only getting going yet this stall/restaurant was very popular even at this time of day. Sadly didn’t see the cow...boy hat 😁 but the owner and all staff were there busy preparing for the evening. Easy to get to from old town - by foot or tuk tuk.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 26, 2023 via mobile

We came here after reading recommendations from an online travel blog but also from the lonely planet book and we’re not disappointed. The queue full of locals was down the street. Pork knuckle and braised pork with rice on the menu served with an egg....The pork was honestly one of the most delicious portions I’ve tried since being in SE Asia. The service is efficient and the staff are very friendly. The prices are also reasonable and you can choose from a medium / large portion. Would definitely recommend if in chiang maiMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

This is a food cart located in an area allocated for street food near to the Northern gate of the old City. The lady owner is famous for wearing her distinctive straw hat and also was visited and recommended by the late Anthony Bourdain. The...signature pork was very well braised and was falling apart when you bite in. The meat was juicy and tender. They offer a homemade chilli sauce which brings out and enhances the flavours of the meat.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

The cowboy hat lady came to my attention after watching Anthony Bourdain’s episode from Chiang Mai when he was hitting up town with famous chef Andy Ricker. This stall is located close to the North Gate. The cowboy hat lady specializes in khao kha moo,...which is braised pork leg. The dish is served over rice and stewed Chinese broccoli as well as a boiled duck egg. The meat flavorful and fall of the bone tender. Glad I got the chance to try it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Located at north gate (Chang phuak), late night street food open up to 2 am. Not the best, very average compared to options in Bangkok eg Saeng Silom. Unlimited veg is available . Cowgirl has great PR but is no more serving. Her replacement is...not wearing a hat, but biz is not abating. Tourists from China continue to swarm the outlet. Some western visitors can’t take the skin and fat, which is a delicacy for others. Personally, it is a late night supper option for me after visiting the jazz club by the gate. Prefer the sukiyaki stall at same location.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

Overrated. Wouldn't recommend travelling there just for the braised pork leg. The meat wasn't braised long enough, the meat wasn't tender and the skin was rubbery. Food may or may not be served hot depending on whether you get a freshly prepared plate or one...that has been left on the table for awhile. Servers were impatient, walks away before we convey all our orders. Cowboy Hat lady was there just to collect big notes (500/1000 baht) from her servers. Food preparation done by her sister instead.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

As you can see from previous reviews the Cowboy Hat lady was elevated to far after a visit from Anthony Bourdain. Even with the varied reviews I found this place fun, the pork really tasty and very inexpensive. Af for the cleanliness..... everything is relative...and overall I found Chiang Mai to be much cleaner then Bangkok overall.Sometimes you have to experience things just because..... Also there are some other great food carts in the area. After we ate dinner we had fried banana spring roll....so yummy!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Food is okay taste wise, but stall is very dirty and quite expensive. I went there because of the cowboy hat lady who has a reputation of preparing excellent stew. The hygienic state and food handling is appalling even for street food standards.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

If you come to Chiang Mai you MUST eat here. Very very very teasty pork and if you don't like spicey food, is perfect!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

I can’t come to Chiang Mai without thinking of Tony B.; a man I admired for having what I considered the best job in the world. The Cowboy Hat Girl was one of Tony’s stops and tonight I returned to visit her for the first...time since his passing. As you approach her roadside stand the first thing you notice after you’re able to take your eyes off this statuesque woman, adorned in a brilliant cowboy hat is a huge pan heaped with stewed pork, locally know as Khao Kha Moo. This place is as popular as the Cowboy Hat Lady is famous and you need to be strategic with your arrival time or the lines can be massive. You place your order for pork which comes with rice and hard boiled eggs. Behind the cook station are rows of community tables and plastic stools. On the tables are buckets of soda. The honor system is in play here. You self serve your beverage if you want one and shortly after you’re seated an employee will come by and take your money. The pork is absolutely tender and delicious. The eggs and rice are good as well but the pork is the star, no contest. It’s a light meal that sells for $ 60 baht (2 bucks). If you want a second plate, don’t get back in line; just flag down one of the employees working the crowd; they’ll get it for you and you should show your appreciation with a modest tip. For me, this is a must when in Chiang Mai. I like to think Tony is smiling down at that top of that Cowboy Hat saying “you go girl.” 😎More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

cowboy hat lady certainly deserve her reputation,,, good portion of pork trotters with an soft cooked egg, sauce over rice,,, even seniors will not complain of the meat texture. Very prompt service, no queue, they also serve intestines, good pricing...

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

This lives up to the hype! We couldn’t find it at first in the market because the iconic “cow boy hat lady” was in the back chatting with some customers - if you are having a hard time finding it, just look for the signs...and menus with her picture on it!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

Have been in Chiang Mai for a few days now and this is definitely one of the best meals I've had. The pork leg rice is famous and for a good reason. Portions are generous and they have a free flow of the salted vegetable...on the table. The egg was amazing! Food arrived quickly which is what really impressed me as they are quite famous and we were prepared to wait. A serving of pork leg rice is 50THB, so very reasonable. I would return again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

The rice dish here is sooooo delish. Had to order two plates for myself. The pork was really tender and the sauce that they loaded on the rice was mouth watering. Could’ve been a five star but I saw a number of flies buzzing around...some of the cooked eggs that goes with the rice. Not a pleasant scene. *I got here at roughly 4:45pm and there was already a short line of people waiting to buy takeout. There were also customers who were already seated and awaiting their dishes.*More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

This was a must stop on our journey after watching Anthony Bourdain. This place will not disappoint. Service was fast. The pork was super tender. Definitely take the time to stop here!

Date of visit: July 2019
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