Khao kha moo in Yaowarat
Besides popular dishes like pad thai and green curry is a variety of Thai comfort food locals know and love. One such dish is braised pork leg rice (khao ka moo), which you can find almost anywhere.
Having been around for over 50 years, Jae Ta is a family business in Yaowarat that serves a one-up version of this hearty dish that you simply cannot miss out when in Bangkok.
Other stalls to check out in Chinatown:
- Krua Porn Lamai – Sizzling Hot Plate Noodles Once Visited By Gordon Ramsay
- Authentic Wok-Fried HK Noodles With Abalone And Crabmeat
- Grilled Buns Stuffed With Fillings Like Egg Custard And Sweet Chilli
- Chua Jiab Nguan – Delicious Braised Goose For Over 80 Years
Special recipe with braised peanuts
What makes Jae Ta’s braised pork stand out from other stalls is the addition of peanuts into their broth. This is a family recipe that was passed down to the owner by her parents, and has been their trick of the trade for almost half a century.
The peanuts end up absorbing tonnes of flavour as well as giving the gravy a sweet taste. This results is super soft and creamy peanuts to go along with the pork leg and warm steamed rice.
Here’s what to try while at Jae Ta:
1. Khao Kha Moo
A favourite amongst Thai locals, Khao Kha Moo (฿40) is a dish many of us go to when we have no idea what to eat. This is a simple yet hearty meal made up of braised pork, fermented vegetables, and of course, Jae Ta’s signature peanuts.
For those who’d rather not have the jelly-like pork fat as part of their meal, you can let them know to just include pork meat cuts. They also offer a mixed meat option for those who would like to try everything for ฿70. This comes with braised pork, swine entrails, pork tail, and egg.
We loved how the pork was really tender and rich from all that broth. The peanuts also helped enhance the flavour and added a nice creaminess to each bite.
2. Ruam Mitr Mor Din
Ruam Mitr Mor Din (฿130) is a combination of all meat items that include braised pork, peanuts, swine entrails, pork tail, tofu, and egg, topped with fermented lettuce and coriander. We recommend getting this as a sharing item for 2 people, and can be ordered with steamed rice.
It comes in a claypot and is best eaten while hot
You can customise your order accordingly too. Not into entrails? Don’t worry – just let them know what you’d like to try.
Must-try when at Bangkok Chinatown
Jae Ta is located Makam Alley, which is just a 5 minute walk from Wat Mangkorn MRT.
So if you ever find yourself in the area, don’t forget to drop by to try this unique khao kha moo which you won’t find anywhere else.
Kha Moo Sai Tua Jae Ta
Address: 25 Charoen Krung Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100
Nearest Train Station: Wat Mangkorn MRT
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 10:30AM-7PM (closed on Mondays)
Telephone: +66 90 598 2698
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