chaam (simply meaning 'bowl' in thai) is a unique 3rd generation thai restaurant, sister to ‘papaya tree’ on Kensington high street which has opened its doors since 1997. Many 1st generation thai restaurants were mainly introduced to the uk through pubs. Then as people were comfortable with the diversity of thai flavours, thai restaurants all over uk begun to emerge. These restaurants mostly served thai cuisine from the central provinces of Thailand. At chaam, we take the next level up and specialise in rare thai cuisine from the northern provinces mainly chiang mai, chiang rai and mae hong son, which is very hard to find in the uk and even in Thailand!