BANGKOK, THAILAND: As someone who has visited Bangkok multiple times, there is one restaurant that I cannot miss - Jok Prince. This gem of a restaurant has been a staple in our itinerary even before the pandemic and it never fails to impress us with its delicious pork porridge and very local ambience. They hardly speak English except for the chef.
Located in the bustling area of Silom in Bangkok, we always make it a point to arrive early for breakfast and recently it became a ritual for us before heading to the nearby pier to catch a ferry to ICONSIAM. As we walk towards Jok Prince, we prayed that we can get a table.
The highlight of Jok Prince is their porridge, which is cooked to perfection over charcoal fire. This unique cooking method infuses a smoky flavour to the porridge, making it unlike any other porridge we've tried before. They have a variety of options for toppings, but we always go for the offals and two soft-boiled eggs. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we love the rich flavours with the smooth texture of the porridge.
Despite the warm weather in Bangkok, we never fail to leave Jok Prince with our shirts soaked in sweat. The heat from the charcoal fire combined with the hot porridge is enough to make us perspiring non-stop, but it's all worth it for the satisfying and comforting meal.
It's no surprise that Jok Prince has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand for many years. The unique flavours and its popularity with the local community tell it all. It's a restaurant we always look forward to visiting.