BANGKOK | The Originals Mae On’s Curry Over Rice at Saphan Han is a curry rice stall that’s been popular with Bangkok locals for over 50 years. It’s been at the current Chinatown location for over 20 years, offering up an assortment of tasty curries, stir fry dishes, and a few other things, served with rice.
The food is designed to share, with servings sizes being manageable (and prices low), to allow diners to try a few different things. Everything is cooked by the one chef, who hails from the lower northern Thai province of Phichit. She starts at 4am, so that when The Originals Mae On’s Curry Over Rice at Saphan Han opens at 7:30, everything is available.
The three most popular items on the menu are all must orders. Moo waan (sweet pork) and moo khem (salted pork) are outstanding, as is the kai khem puu jaa. The latter is a visually striking salted egg yolk served atop deep-fried pork and crab mince meatballs. Also be sure to get one of the two available nam prik (chilli dip). There’s a reason you see at least a few of these dishes on every table.
Other dishes include things like gaeng kii lek (cassia leaf curry), kra pho pla (fish maw soup), and aeng khiao wan (green curry).
The Originals Mae On’s Curry Over Rice at Saphan Han
271-273 Chakrawat Road
Telephone: 086 891 8467
Mon – Sun: 7:30am to 4:30pm