Monday, January 6, 2014

Bangkok Chicken Rice Plate ( Khao Man Gai ) 泰式鸡饭

Nowadays I prefer to cook less oily Thai style chicken rice (only use chicken breast) than the usual Chinese Hainanese chicken rice but we still go to our favourite Hainanese chicken rice stall quite often. I had cooked this Thai style chicken rice earlier, but this time I adapted a new dipping sauce from a new cookbook that I bought during a book sale few months ago And this new dipping sauce was equally good if compare to the earlier recipe.

Bangkok Chicken Rice Plate ( Khao Man Gai ) 泰式鸡饭

Chicken and Chicken stock
1 chicken breast (~500g) with bone attached
1.5lt water
Chopped spring onions

1.Boil water in a stock pot. Use some hot boiling water to blanch chicken breast.
2.Add in chicken breast, simmer for about 25mins.
3.Remove chicken breast, rub some sea salt on the meat, set aside to cool before slice it.
4. Pour the chicken broth (season with salt) into serving bowls, garnishing with chopped spring onion.

Chicken rice
2 cups rice
Chicken stock or water, adjust accordingly
½ whole garlic, chopped
1tsp salt
1tsp chicken stock powder
3 coriander roots
3 slices of ginger

1.Fry chopped garlic till golden brown and aroma.
2.Place all ingredients in a rice cooker, and cook till rice is done.

Dipping sauce
3cm young ginger
2 cloves garlic
1 coriander root
1/4tsp salt
2tbsp fish sauce
1/2tsp sugar
1tbsp white rice vinegar
1 and 1/2tbsp chili oil ( deep fry dried chillies in hot oil, take the chili oil only) 


  1. Pound together ginger, garlic, coriander root and salt to make a coarse paste.
  2. Then stir in vinegar, fish sauce, sugar and chili oil.
Recipe and photo styling reference: Food and Travels Asia by Alastair Hendy, recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

After this post, I am going to eat the real Thai chicken rice in Bangkok ^_^, see you soon..


娇娇 said...


Baby Sumo said...

Wow... holiday again! Enjoy ;)

I wanna try the dipping sauce too, next time I make poached chicken.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


Esther Lau said...

Hi Sonia, I have try Thai chicken rice before, they looks delicious :) Happy Holiday!!! Enjoy your foods :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Enjoy your holiday ya

Mel said...

Using chicken breast is much more healthier. Thai or Hainanese, both I likes! Enjoy your trip. Travel safe!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Enjoy your trip Sonia. Chicken looks amazingly delicious and healthy.

CQUEK said...

Uh, yes! This looks absolutely delicious.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

This dish must be invented by the Thai-Chinese there! Enjoy your trip to Bangkok. Hav fun shopping!

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

This chicken dish looks lovely! Have a great trip!!

Elaine said...

Good morning Ms Sonia
Enjoy your holidays and looking forward to your post soon.

lena said...

cari makan in thailand ? envy!

Victoria Bakes said...

i like this chicken breast version! healthy! my kind of food

Sally said...


Mich PieceofCake said...

Love this delicious Thai chicken rice!

Eileen Lee said...


Phong Hong said...

Waiyah! Chicken rice is my favourite! Haven't tried this Thai style before.

Gloria said...

Makes me drool over...I loved it more since it has Chicken breast which is my fav..looks very tempting

~~louise~~ said...

Oh that Dipping Sauce!!! I just want to dive in, Sonia!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

Jess Bakericious said...

Sonia, enjoy your holiday. The chicken looks nice but I am more attracted by the sauce hahahah...

Small Kucing said...

happy holiday :)

Jozelyn Ng said...

Happy holiday, Sonia! I will be going to Bangkok as well in March. I definitely will try their chicken rice later!

May said...

This is delicious and healthy to eat.

Little Corner of Mine said...

So envy! Have fun in your holidays! The dipping sauce looks great.

Sokehah Cheah said...

It's nothing like tasting the real stuff. Enjoy your holidays!

Anne Regalado said...

Sonia , I love this Thai version ! So much easier than making Hainanese chicken rice :D

KgReciPe said...

Hello Sonia. Thanks for your nice shareing..

Simple Person said...

As I always say your dish always make me hungry

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