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Monday, March 28, 2011

khao chae Lai Rot


Chilled summer begins

Khao-chae, or literally means rice-soaked (chilled), is rice soaked in icy cold jasmine-scented water served with Thai tidbits.

Benefited from a 19th century (
khao-chae) recipe from the Princess Chalermkhet Mongkol's Palace, Lai Rot Thai Restaurant proclaimed its khao chae set as khao-chae-chao-wang (the royal people's chilled rice soup).

However, Lai Rot doesn't play hard enough with it, turns out its khao-chae is one of the most so-so (though not yet of garbage grade) sets I have ever sampled!

Lai Rot khao-chae set, at THB 200, available all year round

Lai Rot Khao Chae Chao Wang ***

Rama 6 branch:
202 Rama 6 Road
Samsen, Bangkok 10400
Tel.: 02.279.2895

Sukhumvit branch:
120/4 Sukhumvit Soi 49
Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel.: 02.391.3193

Open daily : 11 am - 9 pm
Pay (khao chae set): THB 200 per set (for one person)


Stella said...

April 13 to 15 have quite some events for me, one of those is the IRS deadline for tax filing.

Look forward to some Khao Chae from here soon.

in the sea said...

:) I'd look forward to Khao Chae again.

Queen William said...

Ok the once a year khao chae festival has come!

Stella said...

The Khao Chae in Grand Hyatt I had with the Angel is the best.
I suggest they shall serve Kaho Chae all year around to benefit more tourists.

Anonymous said...

Khao chae at Lai Rot is very famous. Now no aroi anymore!

in the sea said...

Even my local friends once told me to try Lai Rot, but they are not much into Khao Chae somehow; so they may have the picture of many many years ago. Personally I like the one at Tea Room by Grand Hyatt.

Mickey Mouse said...

Erawan Tea Room is good, but if u hv tried Baan Prachachuen real royal recipe khao chae, then u will love khao chae in a new degree .. :-)

Stella said...

Khao Chae is good over all during hot weather.

in the sea said...

Is that royal recipe about "low heat" cooking, like Blue Elephant?

Thailand Club said...

royal (khao chae) recipe - about the "correct" jasmine-scented water soaked overnight and palace-style tidbits!

in the sea said...

Thanks for the note. Should go there for a try, and will be in fact.

Thailand Club said...

@Sea: chao chae at Lai Rot not worth ur limited quota, shall try other places instead ..