Braised Pork Leg on Rice (Khao Kha Moo) International Bus Station, Mukdahan Thailand

Khao Kha Moo (Pork Leg Rice) is almost as common to Tom Yam. It is hawker food. Bangkok has this at every nook and corner. Braised in these usual spices: Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and Chinese soy sauces both thick and then. The premium portions will be the part with skin and the layer fat.

It is served like what we have here when ordering Roast Pork and or BBQ Pork Rice. My plate was missing the half boiled egg cooked in the sauce and also the Kailan vegetable. Didn't really remember to ask as I was busy tucking it in. If you want to imagine the taste just think of Tau Yo Bak (Soy Sauce Pork) plus the extra spice taste and smell of clove, cinnamon and star anise.

My served portion was cooked to perfection. Even the lean meat was falling off the bones. It comes with pickled mustard vegetable and a must for every platter to balance out the fat in the meat. One of my favourite is the toes (minus the hoofs). Each phalanx/digits has lots of skin and cartilage and with no lean meat, it was fabulous.


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