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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mongkol Wattana


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
Tel.: 02.270.1107

Open daily : 9 am - 8 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 200


in the sea said...

Though I haven't tried it, the meat looks very overdone. Another stock market storm for restaurants.

Anonymous said...

It is not that bad if we lowered the expectation and not mislead by its faded glory.
Some good food may downgrade over time and vice versa.
Fun to be up and down.
This is life.


Fillet-O Fish said...

Hard boiled chicken meat, a specialty of Thais cooking isn't it? Maybe they like to have their teeth exercise.

Stella said...

Hainan chicken rice is my favorite dish.