Joke Samyan

Taste Thailand’s version of rice porridge congee.

Publish Date: 07 February 2020

When it comes to the breakfast staple of joke, or rice porridge, locals rave about Joke Samyan.

Situated on Chula Soi 11, this classic spot has been serving its steaming bowls for 60 years.

With all sorts of toppings to choose from, spanning kai yieow maa (preserved black egg) and soft-boiled egg to tender offal and pork balls, you’ll have fun creating a bowl of porridge that will absolutely treat your taste buds.

How to get there: Joke Samyan is little over a five-minute walk (550 metres) from Siam@Siam Bangkok. Turn right onto Rama 1 Road and then turn left at the lights onto Buntadthong Road. You'll find the shop on your left just before Chula Soi 11.

245 Buntadthong Rd., near corner of Chulalongkorn Soi 6.

Tel: +662-216-4809

Open Mon-Sun, 5-9am; 3:30-9pm