Approx 21 km. from the Grand Palace to the Oasis of Mind, where you can meditate in the huge green atmosphere.
Khao means “Rice” and Chae means “to soak”. If you see anyone eating something like Rice Soup with Ice, that’s – “Khao Chae”, especially in summer time. In the reign of King Rama II, the recipe was adapted from a Mon dish to serve in the palace during summer time. Hence there was no ice, so they put cooked rice to soaked with rain water – mixed with jasmine and candle fume scented – in earthen ware and left in the shade to keep it cool. The recipe was modified into the complex, multi-dish variety found nowadays. It’s also considered “Royal Thai Cuisine”. If you visit Bangkok in other season and love to try some Khao Chae, there’re 5 places you can still get khao chae in Bangkok after April. Enjoy your Khao Chae – a cooling Thai summer treat.