Joke (Rice Porridge)

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 17, 2016
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Joke, or rice porridge, is the most popular breakfast food in Bangkok. It is the best remedy for a hangover after a night of debauchery in Bangkok’s party district.

The traditional way of cooking joke is over charcoal, which imparts a toasted, smoky flavor to sticky rice. Joke can be as simple as plain rice porridge with onion leeks and garlic or as lavish as being adorned with pork meatballs, slices of liver, and a freshly cracked egg.

Here are the best places to have joke in Bangkok:

  • JOKE SAMYAN | Bang Na
    For heartwarming joke early in the morning or late in the evening
    What to order: Pad kra pao shiitake mushroom, Hot pot seafood, Joke with century egg
    Price range: 40 to 120 baht ($1.15 to $3.46)
    When: 05:00 – 9:00; 16:00 – 21:00 (Monday – Friday); 05:00 – 09:00 (Saturday – Sunday)
    Where: Sukhumvit 103, Udom Suk Soi 9, Bang Na, Bangkok
  • JOKE PRINCE | Bang Rak
    For joke that has Anthony Bourdain’s stamp of approval
    What to order: Joke with poached egg, Joke with century egg, Joke with pork entrails
    Price range: 30 to 45 baht ($0.87 to $1.30)
    When: 06:00 – 12:00; 16:00 – 23:00 (Daily)
    Where: 1391 Charoen Krung Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
  • JOKE PERD MHO PARADISE | Srinagarindra
    For luxurious joke cooked in a clay pot
    What to order: Tom yam porridge, Joke with prawns, Super chicken joke
    Price range: 69 to 139 baht ($1.99 to $4.01)
    When: 16:00 – 12:00 (Daily)
    Where: Between Soi Srinagarindra 40 and Soi Srinigarindra 42, Srinigarindra Road, Bangkok
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