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Part of Tamarind Village, Ruen Tamarind offers a fine selection of northern Thai cuisine with a couple of international favorites thrown in for the less adventurous. A must-try is the tort mun pla, or fried fish cakes, a common dish with a unique twist: The cakes are marinated with small chunks of banana and are served with peanut sauce. Delicious. In the evenings, the restaurant's candlelit tables spread onto the hotel's lovely pool deck.