VIDEO: Thai Breakfast Jok (Rice Congee)

By Mark Wiens 6 Comments

One of the greatest Thai breakfast dishes is jok, or Thai rice congee porridge.

The rice porridge is smooth and comforting, normally served with small pork meat balls, and a request of a soft boiled egg dropped inside.

A bowl of jok is garnished with slices of ginger, a drizzle of soy sauce, sometimes vinegar, and a dash of black pepper.

(If you can’t see the video, watch it on YouTube here)

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  • Ben Schilders

    4 years ago

    Hey mark i am Ben 16

    i am planning to travel trough asia when i am 20 years old
    ill start in Beijng and then travel to Bangkok
    i want to make this travel cause i know what live means it means enjoying every day could be youre last one

    but i was asking myself or you could put like an google maps with the places you eat (youtube video`s)

    first i dont want to live there but you inspired me 🙂

    greetings Ben

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Ben, great to hear that you want to travel in a few years, you can do it! Thanks for the suggestion about the maps. I do try to plot some of them, especially if I write about them as well, but I’ll try to do more of them!

  • Zara @ Backpack ME

    4 years ago

    We were in Thailand last month and enjoyed jok for breakfast a lot of days. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did, but it does just feel right as first meal of the day: full-filling, yet not heavy, and quite balanced. It’s good stuff!!

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Zara, good to hear you were in Bangkok, you’re right about jok!

  • [email protected]

    4 years ago

    Glad we are going back to Thailand to try this congee out! The video made me really hungry and definitely got me curious what it tastes like. Awesome video!

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Thank you Hannah, and great to hear you’ll be going back to Thailand soon!