Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung – Amazing Pork Leg over Rice!

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!

I’d love to hear your feedback if you make the visit!

Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung

 

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2 Replies to “Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung – Amazing Pork Leg over Rice!”

  1. Yes indeed, that dish is delicious, especially from mom and pop shops, no English sign is good! Did you ask them how long in business? I’ll bet quite a long time!

    1. I would have loved to have been able to talk with them. Unfortunately my Thai language skills are not so great–getting around and ordering food and drinks is about the limit for me at this point. 🙂

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