Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice
Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of Singapore’s Must Eat dishes, but will you want to eat Chicken Rice in Bangkok? You probably would since even Wanton Noodles (Thai style) is a favourite dish among Singaporeans.
If you have not tried Thai Style Chicken Rice, you probably should try it once to taste the difference. One of Bangkok’s most popular Chicken Rice (Khao Mun Gai) stall is conveniently located at Pratunam, directly opposite The Berkeley Hotel.
Kaiton Pratunam has been around since I visited Bangkok 20 years ago. Along this street (Phetchaburi Soi 30), there are 2 chicken rice stalls, one in Pink and the other in Green. The one I always go to is the one in Pink and it is very popular with the locals!
Don’t expect to find Roasted Chicken here but something different to look forward to is the usage of Kampong Chicken and it costs just 40฿!
So how does it compare with Singapore’s Chicken Rice?
The rice is fragrant and not as oily while the chicken is soft and tender with less fats since it’s Kampong Chicken. The breast meat may not be as tender as what you tried in Singapore. To sum it up, it’s definitely healthier than Singapore’s version because it’s less oily. Many of you may think that it’s plain. But read on to find our what brings this dish to a whole new level.
In fact, to really enjoy this dish, you need to eat it with the chilli sauce provided. It is nothing like the one you find in Singapore. The thai chilli sauce is a mixture of chilli, sweet sauce and garlic. After mixing it with your chicken and rice, it become so flavourful and yummy!
If you don’t take chilli, then just dip the meat in the sweet black sauce provided. Even the black sauce tastes different, giving it the unique thai flavour.
This stall is forever filled with customers, come try it for yourself! 🙂