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Jay Wa

Posted date:  December 30, 2007


Khao man kai, Hainanese-style chicken rice is a dish you can find just about anywhere in Bangkok. The hard part is finding a good one. Working on vague word-of-mouth instructions, my food detective friend Aong and I found ourselves near the Victory Monument confronted by two identical-looking khao man kai restaurants. Employing an innate ability to find good eats in Bangkok that has yet to fail us, we chose Jay Wa. Good choice. The rice was perfectly-cooked (not too soggy or to dry), and my favourite part, the sauce — a mixture of tao jiaw (fermented soybeans), ginger and vinegar — was also wonderful.

In the course of our gluttony we discovered that Jay Wa also does a wonderful kuaytiaw yentafo (a noodle soup combining fish balls and a red, spicy broth).

Khao Man Kai Jay Wa (Google Maps link)
Victory Monument
02 640 9891
lunch & dinner

6 Comments for Jay Wa

Looking forward to share a Kao man gaj (swedish spelling) when arriving in Bangkok. (Still hope to do that in jan.)
At home, we serve the Kao man gaj with “namjin”, made out of saltet beans, chili, ginger, lime, sugar etc.
As I understand it, the chicken in Kao man gaj is cooked in a similar way as “confit de canard”. Cooked in it’s own fat, very slow. That’s the way we do it.
And if You understand swedish, a small language spoken by 9 mill.people (And Austin) You are wellcome to read more about our Kao man gaj, here

wow this picture is amazing!
the chicken looks juicy and the lighting makes the rice look good too! beautiful beautiful picture!

Great khao mun gai place. I like their nam soup too. My husband and I went there three times in the two weeks we were staying in Bangkok.

That looks very tasty!

I am looking forward for my trip to Bangkok on 20th January, will be a lots of street foods and fine foods!

Looks so delicious. Reminds me of the chicken rice I had at Tian Tian’s hawker stall in Singapore. They serve it with a chilli condiment and sticky soy sauce.

By the way, you have a great blog. Congrats also for the mention in the New York Times of yesterday.

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