Thonglor Thai cuisine showcases rice soaked in cool water

Now the summer season is in full swing in Thailand, and many Thais are looking for refreshing meals to combat the heat. Rice soaked in cool water, known as khao chae in Thai, always shows up in the cool-down meal list due to its ability to cool off from the summer heat, and best of all, it is low in calories.

With over 20 years of gastronomic experience in royal Thai cuisine, Chef Thomas (Vorapol Itthikhanesorn) showcases his intricate rice soaked in cool water as a showstopper, which can be sent to loved ones as a gift for the Thai New Year, to his regular patrons as well as first timers.

Available from April 1 to June 30, the-once-a-year treat comes in four options: 495 baht for a single set, 750 baht with a hand garland, 1,290 baht for a large set in a wicker food carrier, and 1,590 baht for a large set in a wicker food carrier with a hand garland.

“Meticulously crafted, the rice, which comes from Pathum Thani province where produces kernel and aromatic rice that is similar to Thai jasmine rice, gets through the cleaning and soaking process for 7 times. The cooked rice will then be infused by cold

jasmine water and left overnight with a scented candle to give it the fragrance. It is served along with 9 elaborate condiments including salted egg with butterfly pea flowers,

shredded pork, crispy shrimp paste balls, sautéed shrimp and red onions, sautéed sweet and sour fish, deep fried egg wrapped Chinese sausage and marinated minced pork, sautéed radish with plum sugar, and a side of fresh vegetables,” says Chef Thomas.

Thonglor Thai cuisine is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and located at Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor. Please call us at 02-000-4701 or 092-966-2563 or visit our website at Facebook: thonglorcuisine, Instagram: thonglorcuisine, and LINE: @thonglorcuisine for more information, latest updates and promotions. Another new channel is now available for you to update on craftsmanship through Instagram: Sri.thonglor.