Monday, August 20, 2012

Chicken rice from Siam Paragon's Food Hall

Bangkok, Siam Paragon food court, chicken rice

This may look like an ordinary plate of chicken rice and one may question, what am I doing eating chicken rice in Bangkok where we supposedly have the best ones back at home. What's worse, a food court chicken rice at that.

I was initially attracted to the stall because I saw cakes of chicken blood. On closer inspection, there's some of those hidden with the pieces of liver on the side. The stall had options to have half the chicken meat deep fried and the other other half boiled.

This was actually pretty damn good! Aside that the boiled chook came nude (no drizzled sauces, nada!), the fried version was crispy and savory, the chicken blood added incentive for me and the rice was on par or even a little bit better than the ones from Pow Sing. Flavorful grainy rice with sufficient and not excessive grease. Good enough to eat on their own. Not a fan of their sauce though.

Still I was pretty impressed. Did I mention that the soup was a robust chicken broth as well that tasted like what one makes at home rather than one gets on the side of a chicken rice order?  All these for 65 baht!

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