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Khao Kha Moo with the Cowboy Hat Lady in Chiang Mai Thailand

Khao Kha Moo in Chiang Mai

In Food Travel, Thailand by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch10 Comments

We visited the famous cowboy hat lady in Chiang Mai for some amazing Khao Kha Moo, otherwise known as braised pork leg over rice. Check out our video to enjoy the experience with us.

Khao Kha Moo from the Cowboy Hat Lady in Chiang Mai Thailand

Call her what you want -- the “cowboy hat lady” or the “lady in the cowboy hat”. She’s out every night at the Chiang Mai Chang Phuak night market near the Chang Phuak (a/k/a Elephant) Gate.

Wearing her signature headpiece and wielding a cleaver, she serves up some of the tastiest food you can eat for 30 baht or just under a dollar. We’re talking succulent stewed pork leg over rice served with an egg and flavorful sides like pickled mustard greens and garlic chili sauce.

Khao Kha Moo Chang Phuak is located by the North Gate at Thanon Manee Nop Parat, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Khao Kha Moo In Chiang Mai Video

Watch our video and see what it’s like to eat Khao Kha Moo from the Cowboy Hat Lady in Chiang Mai.

Khao Kha Moo in Chiang Mai

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  1. Great meal for 86 cents. Are you headed to Vietnam? A pho trip would be awesome!!!

    1. Author

      Why yes we are. Stay tuned for our visit to a pho shop.

  2. Great!!!! I will eagerly await it. I forget, but don’t they even have it for breakfast too?

  3. Instantly recognized the “Cowboy Hat Lady” from our favorite TV show! Thanks for sharing your great food trips through Asia! We’re following in your footsteps as usual!

    1. Author

      We’re still trying to figure out why she wears a cowboy hat. But seriously, the Kha Moo stand in Chiang Mai has to be one of the best street food stands in the world. The food they sell really lives up to the hype!

  4. Ate there five years ago and it was simply fantastic. Ate there a few hours ago and really was very impressed at all. Was so looking forward to the Khao Kha Moo but been left feeling very let down.

    1. Author

      We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good meal considering how simple a dish like Kha Moo is. We’ll have to check it out again on our next swing through Chiang Mai.

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