Lip-Licking Royal Thai Food at Bangkok’s Krua OV (ครัว OV)

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For delicious royal Thai food and marvelous curries go to Krua OV (ครัว OV). Get all the information here –

Khao gaeng is a Thai term that means rice and curry. Normally the dishes are prepared and waiting to be ordered as soon as you arrive at the restaurant. It’s an everyday food in Thailand and you’ll find khao gaeng stalls throughout the country and all over Bangkok. But there’s one restaurant known as Krua OV (ครัว OV) that’s located within the lush Dusit government district of Bangkok, and they serve not only curries, but a selection of amazing royal Thai food as well. The chefs of the restaurant have long routes of royal cooking in the royal courts of Thailand. That being said, I can tell you for sure, you’re in good hands when you eat at Krua OV (ครัว OV).

As many Thai food connoisseurs say, Khao Chae (ข้าวแช่) is one of the best and most important examples of royal Thai food cooking – and they happen to be very famous throughout Bangkok for it. So that’s exactly what I started out with, not wanting to miss it. The platter came neatly decorated with a full plate of mixed goodies included fried pork, sweet pork, and a chili stuffed with pork and deep fried in an egg net. Along with the deep fried selection of fragrant tidbits, Khao Chae (ข้าวแช่) would not be complete without the essential jasmine rice in a pool of ice water. Yes, it’s a bizarre combination, but after you try them ingredients and jasmine rice water together, you’ll realize just how refreshing it is. When it comes to royal Thai food cuisine, you should try Khao Chae (ข้าวแช่).

Along with Khao Chae (ข้าวแช่) we ordered Gaeng Garee Gai (แกงกะหรี่ไก่) which is chicken curry simmered in spices and coconut milk. It’s similar to the famous massaman curry, but I prefer this version as it’s a little less sweet and a little more flavor. With some rice, it was fabulous. Then came Pla Duk Foo Pad Prik King (ปลาดุกฟูผัดพริกขิง), a deep fried fluff of catfish that was super flavorful and topped with fried basil leaves. It was crispy and offered a ton of flavor and texture with a good kick of ginger. Then came Kai Paloe (ไข่พะโล้), which is a Chinese inspired Thai dish that consists of thick chunks of pork belly simmers for a long time in Chinese five spice and combined with eggs. It’s a little sweet, and kind of a comfort dish rather than a royal Thai food. A few plates of rice and I was a very happy diner at Krua OV (ครัว OV). While not all the dishes at the restaurant are royal Thai food, they do have a few dishes that are authentic and royal, and other that are occasionally cooked and perfected in the royal Thai courts. This restaurant is peaceful, unique, and the food is fantastic!

Address: 199 Thanon Pichai, Kwang, Nakhon Chaisi, Kate Dusit, Bangkok
Phone: 0-22431980
Prices: You’ll pay around 100 – 200 THB per person for a fabulous feast
How to Get There: It’s a little out of place, but Krua OV (OV Kitchen) ครัว OV, is located in the royal government area of Dusit in Bangkok and across the street from the Bangkok zoo. You can take the BTS to Victory Monument, and from there it’s easiest to take a taxi or bus to Thanon Phichai, which is across from the zoo. The restaurant is within the gate a little ways down the road. It’s a unique restaurant to sample some royal Thai food and marvelous curries.
199 ถนน.พิชัย แขวง ถนนนครไชยศรี เขตดุสิต กรุงเทพ
เปิด จันทร์ – เสาร์
โทร. 0-22431980

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Dan Becker says:

Wiens face … Always too much

Roberta Tonumaipe'a says:

Ive been goin thru all of ur videos and every one is simply amazing and i love ur personality and your excitement when the food is delicious u have a new fan in me for sure

Latisha Dargon says:

You did not like that pork with cold rice water stop playing mark

Sompis Jareonthom says:

I want to see more the royal Thai style food.

Amar Mohan Dutta says:

The Mark Pose.1.Eat somthing 2.close your eyes 3.Tilt your head to the right

Greg Austin says:

Thai royalty had some interesting things to eat.

Mogoon PADOW says:

That face expression☺️😌😇

varakom1 says:

Seriously mark. That's not how us Thai ppl. eat Khao chae. It's a shame since u have a Thai wife.

Noom NEAMPREAM says:

How to eat Thailand's classic summer treat :  Don't treat khao chae like khao tom (boiled rice soup). You'll only insult it. Khao chae is an art, not only in the preparation, but also in the feasting.  Don't heap your bowl full with rice. Add just a third, followed by just enough jasmine water to cover the rice. Only add enough ice to cool things down. Whatever you do, don't put the side dishes into your bowl of rice. Have a little bite of your side dish, chew a bit, then follow with a spoonful of the icy rice. Don't forget to nibble on those fresh vegetables between each side to give your tongue a break from those sugar-overloaded bites.

hans otten says:

Streetname of this restaurant?


Hmmm looks good , I wanna try it one more time.

bebe thao says:

wow…never really thought ppl would actually serve rice with water in a restaurant lol…i eat that at home all the time when I have a craving for it. It esp tastes really well with flavorful dishes.

macchonk007 says:

Ok, that's it. When I'm retired someday, I will travel for the sole purpose of tasting all the delicious food around the world.

Lawrence Viles says:

Some of these dishes look so unusual, compared to the simple Thai dishes. That jasmine water slash rice looks interesting. Thank You, Mark

Son Diep says:

Cold food i'm out

wonder viper says:

awwww i See the Video right now AT the Bangkok airport. next year i will go to the Restaurant 🍴

Lukeys Life says:

Your reactions after you eat something amazing has me hooked! ….. so funny and cool! Love it!

Dexter Sagusara says:

hello Mark, ive been watching your videos, and its great, also everytime you got that first bite reaction at first its annoying but 'ill get used to it. but i noticed you never gained weight , i noticed youre thinner now? nice for sharing your delicious vids, more power!

Saptarshi Sarkar says:

this food price is not there ????? mark u r doing a great job bro…hats off….

Ricky Totoki says:

How Come You Don't Use A Knife When Eating Royal Thai Food?!!

sulasno says:

Khao chae is served during the "summer" and could be expensive when served in a "real" restaurant…

Duck eggs are used in the pork stew…

What's the phone number of the OV kitchen? Please consider including the phone number when doing reviews; it helps the viewers to locate the restaurants

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