Khao Mok Gai (Thai-style Chicken Biryani) Bangkok Travel Guide / August 17, 2016
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Who doesn’t love a good chicken biryani? Fragrant, fluffy rice and well-spiced, fall-off-the-bone chicken pieces.
If you do, there’s something you must understand. Thai-style chicken biryani, or khao mok gai, is usually served only around lunch and dinner time. It is worth watching the clock for because the Thais know their way around this traditional Muslim dish.
Khao mok gai is a perfect dish to order when you’re craving something comforting, filling, and aromatic – most apt after a whole day of haggling with vendors over trinkets at the weekend market. Remember not to skip the accompanying yogurt sauce as it will make all the flavors even more alive.
Here are the best places to have khao mok gai in Bangkok:
- HOME CUISINE ISLAMIC RESTAURANT | Bangrak
For a wide assortment of Thai-style biryanis
What to order: Khao mok gai, Mutton biryani, Eggplant pickle
Price range: 50 to 80 baht ($1.44 to $2.31)
When: 11:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Saturday); 18:00 – 22:00 (Sunday)
Where: 186 Charoen Krung 36, Charoen Krung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok
- AISA ROTDEE | Tanee
For 100% Halal dishes
What to order: Khao mok gai, Kuay teow gaeng, Kuay teow neua
Price range: 40 to 70 baht ($1.15 to $2.02)
When: 09:00 – 22:00 (Daily)
Where: 178 Tanee Road, Bangkok
- KHAO MOK GAI SIAM | Sanambinnam
For Muslim dishes with full, intense flavors
What to order: Khao mok gai, Curry noodles, Kuay teow gaeng
Price range: 30 to 60 baht ($0.87 to $1.73)
When: 08:00 – 16:00 (Daily)
Where: 181/115 Sanambinnam Road, Bangkok