Much More Than Your Average Thai Curry Stall in Bangkok’s Chinatown


It’s 4 pm. Down a side soi in Yaowarat, just off Charoen Krung, there are already a few hungry men waiting. They may have even brought their own chairs (I can’t verify this, but it looked like it). Khao Gaeng Jake Puey ข้าวแกงเจ๊กปุ้ย (เจ้เฉี๋ย), a serious Bangkok street food stall, is beginning to unfold down the […]

Morning Jok (Thai Congee) – Comforting Rice Porridge


Jok (โจ๊ก, pronounced joke), or the Thai version of congee also known as rice porridge, is about as comforting as a Thai breakfast can come. While it’s available at some famous sit down restaurants like Jok Samyan, it’s more of a dish that people prefer to grab for takeaway. It’s a dish that makes one […]

A Plate of Thai Duck over Rice


Duck is a very special food. It is texturally attractive and most of all it is extremely flavorful. Though there are many ways to enjoy duck within Thai food, a few slices over a plate of rice (Khao Na Bpet ข้าวหน้าเป็ด) and drizzled with duck juice is high up on the list. Head to Rawanstar […]

Khao Man Gai ข้าวมันไก่ (Thai Chicken Rice): Plain but Delightfully Comforting

Kao Man Gai

It’s not one of Thailand’s most flavorful $1 dishes… but that’s alright. Sometimes you just need something comforting, a dish to cleanse the palate and something soothing on the mouth and stomach. When this situation arises, Khao Man Gai (ข้าวมันไก่), Thai style chicken and rice is always waiting right around a corner in Bangkok. Chicken […]

Duck Rice and Coconut Sweets: Bangkok’s Bpet Sai Gaew Restaurant


I started the meal off with something very very different from duck: Khanom Thuay ขนมถ้วย. Yup, temptingly sitting at every single table at Bpet Sai Gaew เป็ดไส้แก้ว is a platter of fresh (and good looking) little coconut milk sweets. What a brilliant idea, put little Thai desserts on every table at a duck restaurant! Their business strategy worked […]

Food Photo: Golden Yellow Thai Biryani (Khao Mok Gai)


I’ve been a devout fan of all forms of biryani and chicken or beef since my days of growing up in Africa. On the coast of the island of Zanzibar I would always look forward to eating a plate of luscious African style Zanzibari biryani (which still remains my favorite in the world)! Khao Mok Gai ข้าวหมกไก่ in […]

Food Photo: Rainbow of Khao Kluk Kaphi


Location: Bangkok, Thailand I’m a bit addicted when it comes to Khao Kluk Kaphi, a dish that I think ranks as one of the top Thai $1 meals. The basic dish consists of fragrant shrimp paste coated rice topped with shredded green mango, red onions, diced green beans and chilies, and a selection of sliced […]

Khao Mok Gai – hidden in the midst of Khao San Road


Khao Mok Gai (ข้าวหมกไก่) is one of those dishes that can easily control you. From the moment you develop the thought of eating it, you have a very narrow time-frame to search it out, find it, and eat it – that is, if you want to remain satisfied. For me, that window is about 2 […]