Khao Chae

#1 The Jim Thompsons Khao Chae Set

Take pleasure in the distinctive aromas and flavors of the Twotone Sao Hai Rice soaked in the chilled Jasmine-scented water. This unique delicacy is served alongside a varied selection of delicious side dishes according to the royal court cuisine: Fried Shrimp Paste, Stuffed Sweet Peppers, Stuffed Shallots, Salted Fish Fritters, Sweet Radish Sauté and Sweet Spotted Eagle Ray Sauté. To end this delightful culinary journey, diners are presented with Jim Thompson’s signature Mango with Sticky Rice to finish.

Time: Today until May 31
Price: THB 490 per set
Location: Jim Thompson Restaurant and Wine Bar
– Jim Thompson House, Soi Kasemsan 2 [02-612-3601]
– Jim Thompson Restaurant and Lounge, Surawong Road [02-235-8932]
– BOMBYX, M Floor (north wing), Siam Paragon Department Store [02-129-4840]

#2 Sala Rim Naam’s Khao Chae

Welcome the arrival of summer with a traditional Thai delicacy known as Khao Chae, which features chilled rice in jasmine-scented water with the distinctive flavors of fried sweet pepper, deep-battered salted egg, stuffed shallot, fried shrimp paste, sweet fish, salty beef and pickled vegetables and fruits including cucumber and mango.

Time: Throughout April
Price: THB 455 net [Small set] and THB 695 net [Large set]
Location: Sala Rim Naam Restaurant and The Mandarin Oriental Shops [02-659-9000]

#3 Khao Chae – Thai New Year Delights

The popular summer dish includes rice in iced jasmine-infused water served with shredded sweet pork, shredded sweet beef, fried fish with shrimp paste balls, and sweet bell peppers stuffed with pork and encased in an egg wrap. These are first steamed and then fried to a beautiful consistency before being allowed to cool. Other condiments include fried shallots, fish balls, and stir-fried sweet pickled Chinese turnips with egg. Light, fragrant, and full of flavor, Khao Chae offers a refreshing culinary treat on a hot summer day.

Time: Throughout April
Price: THB 525++
Location: Up & Above Restaurant, 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok [02-687-9000]