Friday, April 01, 2011
khao-chae @ Pa Noi
Chilled summer continues
Took a river ferry (2 baht) at Pier Wat Sanam-rua (Pak Kret, Nonthaburi) to cross the river, disembarked in Koh Kret, asked a local about khao-chae Koh Kret, she directed me to Raan Pa Noi - the khao-chae specialty vendor runs by pa Noi (auntie Noi) and je Jit (sister Jit).
A trip to Koh Kret, an island in Bangkok's vicinity (haha, yes Bangkok has island!), without a bowl of khao-chae to worship my little belly is a waste of the trip.
A trip to Bangkok in summer (April) without a bowl of khao-chae to enhance ones gourmet memory is also a waste of the journey.
Here, my share of khao-chae chao-mon (the Mon ethnic people style rice soaked in jasmine-scented water, serve with tidbits) from Raan Pa Noi in Koh Kret. Simply a treat!
khao chae chao-mon set, THB 70 set (for 2 persons), available all year round
Raan Pa Noi Khao-Chae Koh Kret ****
56 Moo.7 Koh Kret
Koh Kret Otop Village
Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand 11120
Open (almost) daily : 9 am - 5 pm
Pay (khao chae set for two): THB 70