I am loving Khao Kha Moo! I can’t believe in all my time in Thailand I haven’t been eating this dish at least once a week. Though I only recently discovered it, I feel like it was today that I truly had it for the first time!
Discovering Khao Kha Moo…
It all started last week when I went to a chain restaurant called Seefah. There I enjoyed Khao Kha Moo (stewed pork leg over rice) in a clay pot. I posted on Instagram my surprise that a chain restaurant could make something so tasty. I enquired if anyone knew of a place in Bangkok that specialized in this dish. My rationale being if it was this good at a chain restaurant it must be AMAZING at a place that specialized in serving it.
A friend answered my call. They recommended a little street restaurant called Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung which dishes out amazing stewed pork leg over rice. I was delighted to find that not only was it better, they really heaped on the tender pork, and at a fraction of the cost of Seefah!
A cauldron of deliciousness…
You know you’re in the right spot when you see a large cauldron-like pot of simmering pork legs and hard boiled eggs. A serving of pork leg over rice will set you back 50 baht ($1.66). You will want to get it “piset” (extra) which will set you back 60 baht ($1.99). It’s worth the extra coinage as the meat is simply divine.
The pork leg is super tender and intensely flavorful. They heap it over rice with a halved boiled egg, and pickled greens. On the table is spicy chili peppers, garlic slices, and a wonderful sweet chili sauce that is delicious drizzled over the dish. Also noteworthy on the menu is their crispy pork. Though it doesn’t have that “crispy skin”, it does have a nice chewiness with a rich Chinese 5 Spice flavor. At 50 baht, it’s worth having to share with the meal!
So easy to get to!
Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung is located a quick 5 minute walk from exit 3 of the Saphan Taksin BTS station. Turn left on Charoen Krung Road, and then right on Thanon Charoen Wiang. The restaurant is on a corner on the left hand side with lots of yellow signage (there is no English signage). It is easily identifiable by the large pot of stewing pork legs and eggs. I highly recommend this as a great place for a quick meal at any time. You will find the staff are super friendly, the food is absolutely amazing, and it is a great value!
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