Meena substitutes rice to add a creative twist to Thai classics.

Chiang Mai's newly opened outdoor restaurant Meena (Baan Mon Mu 2, Soi 11, 087-177-0523, www.fb.com/meena.rice.based) manages to add a new twist on Thai and Asian dishes by substituting some of their staple ingredients with rice--in some cases even the ice in your drink! 

Try the tempura shrimp (B120), which is battered and deep fried in rice rather than breadcrumbs or satisfy your sweet tooth with the rice-based roti and ice cream (B75). 

The restaurant is only open from 10am-5pm and closed every Wednesday.