Khao Mok Gai - Muslim-Thai Yellow Rice Chicken Curry

Khao Mok Gai ข้าวหมกไก่

from the Thai Airways Market

I'm a big fan of southern Thai cuisine. Thai food is good, Muslim food is good... but put them both together and you can't go wrong! Today I had lunch at a Halal food cart in the Thai Airways Market in Bangkok, Thailand. I ordered a box of yellow rice and curried chicken, a Thai dish known as khao mok gai. The dish was brought to ancient Siam by Persian merchants centuries ago, and has evolved into a rich and sweet Thai biryany which is unique to the southern Thai peninsula and the provinces bordering Malaysia.

Khao Mok Gai is a dish of yellow rice, cooked with a mixture of herbs and spices like cinnamon, cardamom, clove, saffron, and turmeric, which gives it a sweet, spicy, and aromatic flavor. The chicken itself is stewed for hours in a richly spiced curry, and the meat just melts off of the bone.

The dish is served with slivers of cucumber, fried onions, and a green curry sauce. It's not spicy at all, though, so don't worry! 

hungry for some tasty southern Thai cuisine!

The menu (shown below) is entirely in Thai, but I've found that you can't go wrong with the old smile and point method! This stall had examples of each dish sitting out in front, and it was easy to point out what looked good.

After all, if you are only ordering off of English menus, where's the adventure?

menu for the Halal restaurant at the Thai Airways Market food court

45 THB ($1.50)

2 Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 22 Yaek 1-2-7, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Dietary Notes
☪️ Halal

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