Bangkok

Jok Prince

A classic congee institution on Charoenkrung Road.

Publish Date: 17 October 2019

Bangkok’s temperature rarely dips below sweat-inducing, but that might not stop you craving something nice and warm for breakfast. If that’s the case, make a beeline for this old-school congee (rice porridge) spot where the rich, rewarding bowls tend to sell out well before the morning and evening closing times.

The name's derived from the now-closed Prince Theatre (now renovated into Prince Theatre Heritage Stay boutique hotel) at whose entrance the stall sits.

Have your congee with bouncy pork balls, a soft-boiled egg or a truckload of offal if you’re feeling adventurous. It’s all about the epic charred notes, and it’s this expert charcoal cooking that’s even earned Jok Prince a place in the Michelin Guide Thailand’s Bib Gourmand section for best budget eating.

How to get there: From S@S Bangkok, your best bet is to catch a taxi. The ride should cost no more than THB100 and take about 15 minutes. Alternatively, catch the BTS at National Stadium station to Saphan Taksin, after changing at Siam, and explore the historical Charoenkrung neighbourhood. A single-journey pass will cost THB40. Jok Prince is about five minutes' walk from Saphan Taksin station.

1391 Charoenkrung Rd.

BTS: Saphan Taksin

Tel: +6689-795-2629

Open daily 6am-noon, 4:30-10pm

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