BANGKOK, THAILAND: Jae Muay Kia Pork Porridge (Jae Hmoy Kia Pork Porridge 猪肉粥 โจ๊กเจ้หมวยเกี้ย อากงส่งเสริม) has been serving delicious bowls of porridge for over 50 years and has become an institution in the area. The restaurant is located near Wat Traimit (วัดไตรมิตรวิทยารามวรวิหาร) in Bangkok Chinatown, and it's easy to spot with its bright green signboard.
The restaurant is named after its founder, Khun Jae Muay Kia, who started selling porridge on the streets of Chinatown five decades ago. Over the years, the porridge has gained a reputation for being one of the best in Bangkok. The restaurant moved to its current location around 10 years ago, and since the passing of the founder two years back, her children have taken over the business.
Today, the restaurant is run by Jae Muay Kia's son, Jes, 50, and her daughter, NongNoo, 40. They continue to use the family's secret recipe to make the porridge, which is made with the freshest pork and the best local ingredients.
The porridge is served piping hot and is packed with flavour. The restaurant offers a variety of pork options, including pork balls, pork kidney, stomach, intestine, and liver. You can also choose from different types of eggs, such as salted egg and century eggs. If you can't decide, just order a bowl with everything.
To accompany the porridge, the restaurant also serves crispy golden Pa Tong Ko, which is a type of Chinese fried dough. The combination of the porridge and Pa Tong Ko is simply heavenly.
Jae Muay Kia Pork Porridge opens from Tuesday to Sunday at 4.30am - 10am. Whether you're partying until the early hours of the morning or simply waking up early, starting your day with a bowl of porridge from Jae Muay Kia is a fantastic way to kick off your day in Bangkok.
Jae Muay Kia Pork Porridge is definitely worth a visit. The restaurant's long history and it use of the best ingredients make it a must-try for foodies.