Jek Pui Curry Rice is a well known Thai curry stall near Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in the China Town district of Central Bangkok.
Jek Pui Curry Rice is open every day from 15:00 to 20:00 and the starting price for all dishes is 40 THB.
About Jek Pui Curry Rice
Jek Pui Curry Rice is cheap, but it’s the quality of the food that has kept this small street side restaurant in business for over 50 years. In a city with literally thousands of stalls selling pre-cooked Thai curries at a similar price, Jek Pui Curry Rice is a place where people will travel long distances to eat at and are prepared to queue for.
The menu at Jek Pui Curry Rice is short, it’s all cooked in advance of the restaurant opening, and all dishes are served with either rice or khanom jeen, which is a rice noodle served cold. Rice or noodles costs an additional 20 THB a piece. Diners can enhance their dishes by ordering slices of fried Chinese sausages and, or, boiled egg, but other than that the food is served the same to everyone. On a typical day Jek Pui Curry Rice has 10 different dishes on offer, although the choice starts to becomes more limited within the first hour or two of the restaurant opening as popular dishes, such as yellow curry with pork, will sell out early. The 10 dishes normally served at Jek Pui Curry Rice are:
- Yellow curry with pork.
- Red curry with beef.
- Green curry with chicken.
- Green curry with fish ball.
- Stir fried crab with chilli.
- Roasted pork ribs with chilli paste.
- Sweet pork.
- Stir fried spicy bamboo shoot with chicken.
- Chicken wings with red sauce.
- Panaeng with pork.
Jek Pui Curry Rice is a restaurant of two parts. As you enter the side street where the restaurant is located the first thing you will see is a long queue of people waiting to be served at a counter. This is the take away queue and the busiest part of the restaurant. Amongst the people you will ses waiting are delivery operatives for online food ordering services such as Food Panda.
Around the corner further into the side street is a cluster of red plastic chairs, which is the dining area of Jek Pui Curry Rice. If you want to eat in then what you need to do is to sit yourself down at one of these red plastic chairs and wait for someone to take your order. Often it gets very busy at Jek Pui Curry Rice so you may need to wait for a chair to become free before you can make your order. During these busy times you need to hold your plate in one hand and eat with the other, or balance the dish on your lap. At less busy times you can sometimes get a table or use another plastic chair to rest your plate on.
Location of Jek Pui Curry Rice
- Jek Pui Curry Rice is located 290 metres walking distance from Wat Mangkok MRT station.