Gapao rice is a typical Thai dish that has recently gained recognition among the Japanese. Originally, it was just one of the many dishes available at delicatessens everywhere in Thailand. I don’t know why it has become so popular, but recently simple recipes seem to be introduced frequently on TV and the Internet.
Gapao rice is rapidly gaining popularity in Japan, but in Thailand, it is actually far more advanced than in Japan, with a new style that makes you wonder, “Is this even possible? In fact, in Thailand, a new style of Gapao Rice has appeared one after another, much more advanced than in Japan….
A revolution in the recipe for Gapao rice! A popular restaurant in Bangkok that continues to search for new tastes and new ways to make it…
I came to a restaurant called PROW, located just outside of Chong Nonsi BTS station. This restaurant is one of the popular restaurants that have been attracting a lot of attention on the Internet recently, as they have been introducing a series of new dishes with different arrangements of Gapao rice.
The interior of the restaurant is small, with five or six seats at a table for two and four or five seats at the counter by the window, reminiscent of a fast food restaurant.
However, the ingredients used seem to be rather expensive. Looking at the menu, there is even a dish called “Gapao Rice” made with beef sirloin. Although the location may have something to do with it, the price is also more expensive than the giao rice you can buy at a delicatessen.
Instead of a fried egg, the rice is topped with cheese! How is the taste of the rice with the cheese?
This time, I ordered Pork Tenderloin Kaprow Rice with Bacon and Cheese Topping, spicy Level 2, no toppings 165THB (+10% service charge). 165THB without toppings (+10% service charge). The spiciness of the dish can be customized to your own taste by choosing from a variety of toppings, such as chicken and shrimp, and spiciness from Level 0 to Level 5 (+1 level).
After ordering, it takes about 5 minutes. Gapao rice with cheese is served in a bowl. As Japanese people, we are familiar with the rice bowl style, and the charred cheese in the center is very appetizing.
Jasmine rice soaked in a fish sauce-based sauce and tender cubes of pork. As you chew the rice, it gently loosens in your mouth, and at the same time, the freshness of the sweet basil spreads three-dimensionally. The spiciness is quite hot even at Level 2, but it is soothed by the tender cheese covering the top of the gapao. It is very interesting to try.
So, which is the better topping for gapao rice, the classic “half-boiled fried egg” or the “melted cheese”?
To be honest, if you are looking for a thicker topping for your gapao, the half-boiled fried egg is the better choice. But wouldn’t you be disappointed if the yolk of the fried egg is overcooked? The advantage of cheese topping seems to be that you can definitely experience the tenderness first. Of course, it is also recommended for those who are allergic to eggs or do not like half-cooked eggs.
Now, here are the details of the restaurant.
住所：Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rord, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Business hours: 11:00-21:00
Phone number: 086-345-7705
Holidays: Open every day
P.S. Near PROW, there is also a store like…