Khao kha mu
Alternative namesKha mu, kha mu phalo
TypeRice dish
CourseMain course
Place of originThailand
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Created byThai Chinese
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientspig's trotter, steamed rice, half spiced corned egg, lettuce pickles, blanched kale, fresh bird's eye chili peppers, garlic with dipping sour and spicy sauce
Khao kha mu

Khao kha mu (Thai: ข้าวขาหมู, pronounced [kʰâːw kʰǎː mǔː], lit.'pork-leg rice'; Chinese: 猪脚饭, pinyin: zhū jiǎo fàn), or sometimes simply called kha mu (ขาหมู), is a popular Thai food. It is influenced by Chinese cuisine, specifically Teochew cuisine.[1]

Khao kha mu is an individual dish consisting of stewed pig's trotter in seasoning condensed hot pottage (some recipes are mixed with cocoa powder or boiled peanuts[2] [3]), then it will be cut into thin slices and topped on steamed rice. The dish is served with half spiced corned eggs, small pieces of pickled mustard greens and occasionally blanched chinese broccoli with fresh bird's eye chili peppers and cloves of garlic on the side. Sometimes it is eaten with clear broth soup. The accompanying dipping sauce is most often made of yellow chili peppers, garlics, granulated salt, limeade and vinegar.

Khao kha mu is a food that can be found online from street stalls, food courts in department stores to the luxury restaurants.

For Bangkok, there are many famous khao kha mu restaurants in various neighbourhoods such as Bang Wa, Phlapphla Chai, Mo Mi, Sam Yan, etc.[4][2] Some restaurant in Bang Rak received Bib Gourmand awards twice in both 2018 and 2019 Michelin Guide.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b "Charoen Saeng Silom". Michelin Guide. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  2. ^ a b "ขาหมูถั่ว เจ๊ตา" [Bean pig's trotter Jay Ta]. Chinatownyaowarach (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  3. ^ "พะโล้หมู ใส่ผงโกโก้จริงๆ น๊า..." [Pork stew with cocoa powder really ...]. bloggang (in Thai). 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  4. ^ "คอลัมน์ อิ่มอร่อย : นายอุ๊ พลับพลาไชย ข้าวขาหมูตุ๋นยาจีน" [Stuffed Yummy Column : Nai Au Phlapphla Chai Khao kha mu with Chinese herbs stewed pig's trotter]. Khao Sod (in Thai). 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  5. ^ "เชื้อก่อโรคในข้าวขาหมู" [Pathogens in Khao kha mu]. Thai Rath (in Thai). 2014-06-06.