April 13 - 15 is New Year for the Thais better known as Songkran, traditionally people eat khao-chae (rice soaked in icy jasmine-scented water, served with tidbits) during the festival of which falls into the hottest month of the year.
Last week, I went to Baan Prachachuen (run by grand daughter of ML Promsri Pibulsongkram) to sample the country probably best khao-chae set (Baht 250), and it was delightful.
1. ice cube; 2. jasmine-scented water with jasmine blossoms
3. tidbits (Luk Kapi (deep-fried fermented shrimp paste balls), Hom Daeng Yud Sai (deep-fried shallots stuffed with minced fish), Prik Yuak Sord Sai (banana chili pepper stuffed with minced pork wrapped in egg netting), Moo Foi (shredded sweet pork), Chai Pow Pad Wan (stir-fried sweet dry turnip with egg); 4. carved vegetables
5. put some ice cube; 6. pour some jasmine-scented water 7. my set of khao-chae Baht 250
BAAN PRACHACHUEN **** 37 Prachachuen Soi 33
Bangsu, Bangkok 10800
Open daily 11:00 - 15:00 Pay (food only for two): around THB 500 (THB 250 per set)