I met my beautiful wife 22 years ago and she immersed me into the wonderful world of Thai cuisine. Jerri prepares her Thai curries and other traditional Thai recipes with incredible passion. Her mastery of dishes like tom ka gai coconut chicken soup, nam tok moo grilled pork and gaeng khiao waan gai Thai green curry with chicken started as a child, going to the fresh markets of Bangkok and doing the shopping for her mom. As is the tradition in Thai family life, she helped prepare all these Thai recipes and learned her family’s home cooked secrets. This was her foundation; she then flourished on her own. Behind her perennial smile, Jerri takes the taste, style and presentation of each dish very, very seriously.
Our wish is for you to experience the best of Thailand through your taste buds. Every meal is therefore a curated journey into this wonderful world of Thai cuisine in a setting that far surpasses any Chiang Mai restaurant. During the 23 years we have lived in Chiang Mai, we have eaten out at various restaurants, but when she cooks at home, we always wonder why we bother to go out, as her cooking definitely tastes the absolute best!
People on holiday in Chiang Mai always ask us about eating “Thai street food” having seen this on television shows and web sites before they arrive. In fact, the Thai recipes that Jerri inherited and cooks are what street food is based upon. Trust me, no one eats on the street after sampling Jerri’s fresh, produce to table fare, seasoned to a harmonious crescendo of the essential Thai flavors — sweet, salty, sour and of course, spicy!
Rest assured that Jerri tailors each dish to the preference of our guests. No matter how many nights you stay here with us, you will never eat the same dish twice, unless of course you so desire. Nothing makes Jerri happier than to watch people enjoy her cuisine, not even those shoes I bought her in Paris last year. So sit back and dig in…
Here at Howie’s HomeStay our motto is simple: “Eat a lot. Diet when you go Home”