Bangkok Street Fried Rice
BANGKOK STREET FRIED RICE OR KHOW PAD ... WHY BANGKOK? WHY STREET FRIED RICE?
We simply named this dish from the fact that this type of fried rice is a typical fried rice served by street vendors in Bangkok. If you order fried rice without being specific, this dish will likely land in front of you.
This generic fried rice normally consists of pork, garlic, Chinese broccoli, onion, green onion, and tomato. Slices of cucumber generally accompany the dish.
Thais are specific about the type of rice used for fried rice. The rice uses for Thai fried rice is called "Old rice" which refers to aged rice or rice from the previous year crop. The old rice has lower humidity, firmer texture, separate grains, and is less sticky compare to new crop (current year harvested crop), thus, it is suitable for making fried rices.
Condiment serves with this fried rice is fish sauce with chili (Prik nam pla) and a sliced of lime. It generally add heat, aroma, and enhance the flavor of the dish.
Busaba preserves original flavor of this dish but substitute the broccoli for the Chinese broccoli. You can also choose your own protein option from chicken, pork, beef, soft tofu, fried tofu, and shrimp.
Next time you are in house, try Prik Nam Pla with your Bangkok street fried rice for the wholly Thai experience !