Pork leg in soya sauce with rice or known as ‘khao kha moo ข้าวขาหมู’ are a favourite dish of many…from local Thais to Asians. In Malaysia and Singapore, the dish tends to be favored by older generation. But in Thailand, I noticed Thais from the very young child all the way to older adult love this dish.
In every single food court, you would find a stall that sells kha moo without fail. It is also easy to find a traditional restaurant that sells mainly this dish. In the Central food court, a few times I happened to sit near the khao kha moo ข้าวขาหมู stall and I noticed they are one of the more busier stalls.
In the past, my host used to cook kha moo and I could see it is a dish that takes a lot of trouble and effort to cook if you do it from scratch. You need to clean the pork knuckle properly, then cook with the soya sauce, spices and seasonings for a long time.
But in recent years, the prepacked version is available by CP foods. I see this being sold in the frozen section in Makro. The serving packet consist of a single pork knuckle which is enough to be eaten by a family of between 5 to 10 persons:
Above are the cover and the instructions to cook the kha moo written in Thai.
All you need to do is to reheat back and then add the vegetable and boiled egg on the side. It taste just as good as what you would get from a restaurant:
So my host now bought this and we would have this dish once a while. The packet needs to be stored in the freezer if it is not being cooked or consumed.