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.
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 Thai 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.