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Kao mun gai

Expert Recommendations

"Nothing better than this lunch go to after a long week. Tender chicken, fatty rice, and spicy sauce. Wash it all down with an iced coffee and ready to hit the day."
"This is one of my go-to lunches. It's simple, clean and satisfying: chicken fat rice with perfectly cooked chicken breast and spicy fermented mung bean sauce."
"You can really taste the soul in this dish. It's steamed rice, poached chicken, bean sauce, herbs, and fresh cucumbers. There's a great contrast between the freshness from the herbs, the aromatic rice, a beautiful salty-sweet sauce, and moist chicken. I love how he puts crunchy salt on top of the chicken for bursts of flavor before serving it. Knowing James’s background, and knowing the technique that goes into this, you appreciate it, but it doesn’t hit you over the head and be pretentious."

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Chef Kim Alter's Favorite Kao Mun Gai at Hawker Fare | The Usual

Chef Kim Alter of Plum restaurant in Oakland visits chef James Syhabout's restaurant Hawker Fare to order the kao mun gai, a comforting Thai chicken and rice dish that James puts his spin on using a few modern techniques. In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.