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#694 of 2,197 Asian in Bangkok
#1,236 of 9,191 Restaurants in Bangkok
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Asian
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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“Kha Mu Silom” has been serving stewed pork knuckle since 1959. What sets this shop apart from the hundreds of others is their meltingly soft, carameli...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed April 18, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me and my friends by the bartender at Sky Bar right across the street. He vouched for the good, authentic food. This location is a must-visit. The owner/staff are very friendly and the menu has everything you could want for...local prices.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

A friend recommended this restaurant. I was initially reluctant to visit it as it was a bit out of the way from where I was staying (Sukumnvit area). But the family had some free time on the last day before leaving, so we took a...cab there. Really glad that we made the visit, as the pork knuckle was really, really delicious. It was a simple but most satisfying meal. I loved the salted vegetable served with it too. We finished every single bit of meat even though it was just 2 hours after our heavy breakfast.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Walking distance from Saphan Taksin BTS. Head for Robinson mall and walk further down; you will passed the Jok Prince(porridge shop) on your right. Continue walking and Look out for the white State Tower Building. With your back facing the State Tower, there is a...small lane, the shop is in the lane. Search for red sign board with gold wordings. This shop has been selling for more than 50yrs and highly patronise by their locals as well. Price is reasonable. Meat was very tender and the vegetable was not those salted vegetable. Even the famous SabX braised trotter comes with salted vegetable. Comparing this shop to SabX, I’ll rather go for this traditional set.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Revisit and still enjoyed their food! So sad they ran out of almost everything at about 11.45am! Only the mix pork is left. Still busy as always, not the best place to dine, hot like hot cakes. But seriously worth the calories if you happen...to be around the area. Just not a place I would travel far for - only because I was around the area.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Arrived at a rundown shop houses back alley along Silom area, in the morning at 1030 hrs approximately and welcomed you with herby fragrance of braised pork knuckles. It is very well liked by the locals (from young to old - family friendly taste). You...have to find a seat for yourselves, especially with friends or family (which may be a challenge to find a table to accommodate comfortably (unlike restaurant seatings). I was alone, henceforth it is much easier to share a table with strangers. Nevertheless, the turnover speed is relatively fast. No doubt there are indoor and outdoor seats, but quite limited (as you can see from my photos. I ordered 2 dishes (a plate of braised pork knuckle and a plate of meat with skins), a plate of rice and an ice tea (requested when the old helper went around asking). There is a menu (with photo and price), which i personally find it super helpful for tourists. I actually wanted a bigger pork leg (medium sized or large size available for options - unfortunately sold out even at early hours - 10.30 am), not even lunch time yet! The braised pork knuckle was super tender! Not been exaggerating, it melted in my mouth. I literally finished without munching, but using just my tongue to dissect the meat effortlessly and what left over are the cleaned little pieces of the bones. The pork knuckles have a subtle herby taste with a little sweetness. Go with the readily available home made chilly - acceptable spiciness which bring the taste to another heavenly level. Price: 1. I paid my meal of 2 dishes (pork knuckle and mixed meat with skin), a plate of rice and an ice tea - at $107 Baht) - approx. $50 baht per dish. 2. Bigger pork leg which will be easily sold out very early for $120 to $150 baht each (depends on size) How to get there: 1. Take a BTS to Lebua At State Tower in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok. The closest BTS station is Saphan Taksin (S06) station on the Silom Line. The BTS exit can be found on the BTS area map. There isn’t an MRT station nearby. To navigate to Lebua Sky Bar, use the GPS location or open Thai directions. The restaurant is located just opposite the hotel (refer to my photo). Take a short walk into the alley. 2. Grab Car - super convenient right to door step (but still have to walk a bit - haha!) * Address: 492/6 Soi Charoen Krung 49 * Opening hours: 07:30 – 13:30More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Followed recommendation from a friend, found this small shop specialised in stewing pig knuckles in a back alley. It only opens for lunch, so it is either to make a reservation for the knuckles or have to go there well before 12pm or else everything...will be sold out. We got there at 11:45am and there were seats for us. Their knuckles are so delicious and unlike those in some other shops that they are either too salty or too oily. The price of the biggest size pig knuckle is just 280 Bahts. There could be places offer cheaper price but they can’t beat the knuckles in this shop. However, like most small street restaurants in Thailand, it doesn’t have air-con! Well, I can bear the heat for this knuckle. Just love it.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

You better be early as the pork legs sold out pretty fast. Very popular among locals and tourists too. Place can be crowded so don't expect comfy here, tucked in a small Alley and it is opposite State Tower. The foods is about as good...as you can get in braised pork legs, succulent, tender and flavour are in harmony. The fragrant of palm sugar, the sticky pork tendons.. Yum. It is good. Price is very reasonable if the place is more comfortable I would give it a 5 Stars.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Have been to this popular Chinese stewed pork leg on rice joint for years. There were some changes. The positive thing was as the place is so popular amongst domestic and international fans, the more efficient, factory likes, way of preparing their foods improve serving...time faster than before. But still you need to be patience. Now you can even buy frozen products to carry home or abroad. The negative thing was of course the food’s quality. To please Thai’s sweet tooth, their famous dishes become a bit too sweet. Before there was subtle hint of spices in their dishes, now it’s more on the sugar aroma. Of course, comparing to other places, they are still amongst the good ones. I didn’t feel it was a waste to visit. Their pork was still tender and juicy even though they probably defrost them to serve me. Their rice was improving a bit, not too Chinese likes which was on the harder side than normal Thai’s preferences. The services were as bad as ever. The price was getting expensive but still was worth it. The location was busy and sometimes you didn’t want to get to a restaurant in a small alley all the time to get locals. If I may say, they’d rent spaces from their neighbors to put more tables instead of occupying small space in front of their shop. In summary, I wouldn’t really make a trip just to go there regularly but if someone asks me to visit there sometimes, I’d have no problems.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend went there for the breakfast, it’s crowded but we did not mind to wait for the table. Anyway we was put on the small table which was fine for us. Then they put more three people in the small table that...we had!!! It’s very uncomfortable as the table is very small and it’s not suitable for 5 people, we didn’t have enough space to eat. We have to put our bags on our lap. And there were 10 people on the table behind me, I was hit by the elbow many times as the table was very closed to each other. Three minutes later I saw them put three foreigners on other table without sharing with the person they don’t know. I just think they treat us different just because we are not foreigner, so disappointed. The taste of the food is very simple, nothing special!!!! You could this kind of food with the similar taste from any street food in Thailand. The only one good point of this restaurant is cheap price!!!! Definitely don’t go back again, no recommend to any friends. :(More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This is definately the best Khao Kha Moo joint in Bangkok. Super soft succulent braised pork leg with sophisticated blend of spices. Doesn’t have porky smell and not five spice-ish like many other places.

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5