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The Best Khao Kha Moo in Chiang Mai

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

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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, arguably making her a culinary celebrity in Thailand.

Boldly 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.

This price could change at any time. However, it would still be a bargain at triple the price.

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

Khao Kha Moo In Chiang Mai Video

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

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About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Saturday 26th of January 2019



Saturday 26th of January 2019

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.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

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.

travel His world

Monday 16th of April 2018

That dish looked so good! And only $1?

Local Nomads

Friday 7th of October 2016

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!

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Friday 7th of October 2016

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!


Sunday 14th of August 2016

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

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Sunday 14th of August 2016

Yes to pho for breakfast in Vietnam!