Friday, 10 April 2015

Khao Man Gai price comparison in Bangkok

Khao Man Gai price comparison in Bangkok

Khao Man Gai ข้าวมันไก่ is one of my favorite dishes. Sometimes called Hainanese chicken rice. Often you have the choice between boiled chicken ไก่ตอม and fried chicken ไก่ทอด, or mixed ผสม, the boiled chicken with our without skin, normal ธรรมดา and special พิเศษ (larger portion, usually 5 Baht more expensive). Prices are given standard/special.

Prices vary a bit according to comfort: street food (open sky) should be cheaper than half-open (roof, but open to at least one side) should be cheaper than restaurant or food court with aircon.

ข้าวมันไก่ is literally "rice oil chicken" meaning oily rice ข้าวมัน with chicken. It is sold in dedicated shops, easily recognized by boiled chicken hanging in the window:

Sorted by decreasing price:

In front of Silom Soi 2 streetfood late at night 60 Baht  

Food court (more like a restaurant) at Government center (Immigration Chaeng Wattana) 55

Open foodcourt on Surawong road ถนนสุรวงศ์ in front of Montien hotel โรงแรมมณเฑียร 50 Baht
The Mall Bangkapi food hall 50 Baht

Empire tower (south-east corner of Chong Nonsi intersection)
oasis food court 45

Queen Sirikit Center food plaza 45

Silom street food under BTS 40/50

"Kho Khao Man Gai" โก๊ะ ข้าวมันไก่ near Sam Yan MRT station สามย่าน on ground floor of "Too fast to sleep" (half open, this shop is open 24/7 and 5 to 10 minutes walk from Surawong or Silom) 40

Hua Lampong railway station half open 40
Century the movie plaza food court south of Victory Monument 40 
Pradipat (street food near Soi 20) 40 
Victory Monument (half open Phaya Thai island) 40/50 
Ramintra near Soi 109 (half open) 40/50

Rama 4 near Soi Ngam Duplee half-open 35/45 
Soi Sribampen near Yenagat street food 35/40
Ramkhamhaeng Soi 53 half-open 35

Sukhumvit Soi 71 (Klongtan) street food 30
Suan Plu near Soi 7 street food 30/35 
Pracha Uthit (Ratburana) Soi 33 Yeak 6 street food 30/35 

update 9oct2017: 
the mixed boiled and fried goes by various names:
two-in-one ทูอินวัน, mixed ผสม, two kinds สองอย่าง 

update 1feb2018:
Cheapest ever in Lang Suan, boiled chicken and chicken liver for 30 THB on 24 and 25jan2018. Usually liver costs extra.

Copyright 2015 ChristianPFC

1 comment:

  1. Usually there is a comon price in some areas-suburban mostly 35°40. There is also sometimes kao man kai YANG+roasted. However, what you get for youre 35°40 bt can differ greatly. The best I had-currently 35, and I prefer their crusty-coated Thod, is in soi 21, RamKamHeang, left side after a corner, run by a lao°Isany, big portion for 35 already, also does noodlesoup, opens by 11.00-sold out by 15°16.00. Choice of 3 sauces-free., as is the water.
    BTW official Hainan CR is a bit different-you get that in Malaysia. There the chicken pieces are laid out in the soy oil.


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