Rice with Red Pork

Thai name: Khao moo daeng

This is one of the most universal of Thai dishes. You'll almost certainly find at least one stall selling this in any collection of street vendors or food court. I tend to think of this as a comfort food. It's a good dish for tourists to get to know, since it's almost universally available and is one of the most mild of Thai street foods.

Khao Moo Daeng Rice with red pork, or Khao Moo Daeng

Rice with Red Pork

Cooked rice160 g / ¾ c
Red pork50 g / ¼ c
Red pork gravy
Coriander1 TblChopped
Spring onion1 stalk
Cucumber3 to 4 slices
Hard-boiled egg1Quartered

Preparation Method

  • Spoon the rice onto a plate. Thinly slice the red pork and arrange the slices on top of the rice. Ladle some of the gravy over the pork and rice. Use just enough to cover.
  • Sprinkle the chopped coriander over the gravy. Serve with the spring onion and cucumber slices arranged on the side.
  • Rice with red pork isn't complete without the black sauce below.

Black Chili Sauce

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Preparation Method

  • Stir together the sugar, black soy sauce and vinegar until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the spur chillies.
  • The sauce can, and generally should, be prepared ahead of time so that the chillies have time to impart their flavour to the sauce. Extra sauce can be stored in the refrigerator.
Sugar½ c
Black soy sauce½ c
Vinegar½ c
Red spur chilies3 to 4Thinly sliced
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