Located just a few minutes walk away from Bangkok’s hottest lifestyle destination, The Commons, is a casual Thai eatery called Khao Jao. If you are tired of the hipster cafes in Bangkok, check out this place for a good variety of local dishes that will not disappoint.
Their Thai-centric menu features stir-fried Thai noodles, classic Thai fried rice and omelette served in various styles. Prices of the mains range from THB50/S$2.05 to THB70/S$2.88, so you are getting extremely good value for the quality and portions of the food.
There is nothing fancy about the interior at Khao Jao as it is a simple place that will make you feel at ease when you dine there. Take a look at the many miniature toys on display at the wooden shelves while you are waiting for your food!
Khao Jao’s Stir Fried Spicy Noodle Pork (THB55/S$2.23) left a deep impression on us as every mouthful of noodles was flavourful. The addition of crunchy vegetables also gave the dish a variety of textures when we had it together with smooth rice noodles. We also liked how the spice level was just right, without it being overbearing.
Next up, we tried their Green Curry Fried Rice (THB60/S$2.47) which came with fried fish and fresh cucumbers. Although we felt that it was slightly underwhelming when compared to the Stir Fried Spicy Noodle, we thoroughly enjoyed the crispy fried fish as the meat was juicy and tender.
Those are looking for some side dishes to complement your meal, we highly recommend the Omelette with minced shrimp (THB60/S$2.47). This classic Thai dish is masterfully executed there—think fluffy egg omelette with savoury bits of shrimp that enhances the overall taste of the omelette. Yes, it was so good that we finished every morsel of it.
Thonglor Soi 17
Tel: +66 02 712 5665
Daily: 10am – 8.30pm
Nearest BTS: Thonglor