Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Chicken of disappointment!
Some restaurants soak in the glory of their past; overtime they are proud of the hall of fame status instead of the food that (actually) brought the glory to them. Mongkol Wattana Pochana in Saphan Kwai area, with their khao-mum-gai (Hainanese chicken and rice immersed in chicken fat) specialty, is one of them.
A revisit to this once famed Thai-style Hainanese chicken rice eatery two weeks ago, revealed the long queue is still there, the chicken fat immersed rice is still fragrant and flavorful (but not salty), but the chicken itself didn't live up to expectations. The chicken was seriously overcooked, and the flesh was bland with a hint that the shop use a low grade chicken as the ingredient. Quite disappointing!
Mongkol Wattana Pochana ***
670/6 Phaholyothin Road
Phayathai, Bangkok 10400
Open daily : 9 am - 8 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 200