Khao mu daeng
Khao mu krop mu daeng.jpg
Khao mu daeng mu krop
TypeRice dish
CourseMain course
Place of originThailand
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsBarbequed red pork, steamed rice, Chinese sausage, half boiled eggs (or half spiced corned eggs), crispy fried streaky pork, sweet bean gravy, dipping black soy sauce
VariationsKhao mu krop, khao mu daeng mu krop

Khao mu daeng (Thai: ข้าวหมูแดง, pronounced [kʰâːw mǔː dɛ̄ːŋ], lit.: 'red-pork rice') is Thai dish, the local variant of char siew with rice (Chinese: 叉烧饭, pinyin: chā shāo fàn) of Chinese cuisine.[1]

Khao mu daeng is an individual dish made of steamed rice, topped with red pork, kun chiang, half boiled duck eggs (or half spiced corned eggs), and crispy fried streaky pork; served with sliced cucumbers and green shallots; and covered with sweet bean gravy. The dipping sauces are black soy sauce and chili vinegar, while nam phrik phao (Thai roasted chili paste) is optional.[2]

Khao mu krop (Thai: ข้าวหมูกรอบ, pronounced [kʰâːw mǔː krɔ̀ːp], lit.: 'crispy-pork rice'; Chinese: 香炸五花肉盖饭, xiāngzhá wúhuā ròu gài fàn) is a variation of khao mu daeng. It is merely khao mu daeng without red pork.

Both khao mu daeng and khao mu krop are dishes that can be found easily, either on street sides, food courts, marketplaces or at various restaurants like other individual rice dishes such as khao man kai, khao kha mu and khao na pet.

In Bangkok, there are many well-known khao mu daeng restaurants in various neighbourhoods such as Si Lom, Talat Phlu, Wat Trai Mit, Thanon Plaeng Nam, and Sam Phraeng.[2][1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Taste of Thailand – Searching for the Khao Moo Daeng secret". Follow Me. 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Sukphisit, Suthon (26 May 2019). "The non-national national dish". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "10 ร้านข้าวหมูแดง ที่พักเที่ยงทีไร ต้องนึกถึง!" [10 Khao mu daeng shops, when every lunch break, must be remembered!]. Wongnai (in Thai).
  4. ^ ""อุดมโภชนา" อุดมความอร่อย" ["Udom Pochana" rich in deliciousness]. ASTV Manager (in Thai). 2013-02-03.