The Place If you love crispy pork, Guay Jub Mr Jo aka Mr Joe Crispy Pork is one of the most famous Thai-style Guay Jub (rice noodle soup) restaurant in Bangkok. Located along Chan Road, the Michelin Bib Gourmand causal restaurant is constantly busy, though the good thing is that the space is quite big which makes it easy to get a table.
The Food The menu is pretty simple, just make sure you order the Guay Jub (75THB) aka rolled rice noodle soup which comes with crispy pork and pork entrails.
The broth is less peppery than the version I had at Nai Ek Roll Noodle, so it is ‘blander’ as compared to Nai Ek’s version if you are someone who prefers a more robust broth.
I personally like the overall flavour of the dish, as the broth is comforting to have along with the smooth and soft texture of the rice noodle. That said, The Rantee states that he preferred Nai Ek’s peppery broth more.
I also ordered an extra side of the Crispy Pork (75THB) aka moo krob as I also wanted to have it in its dry version where I can appreciate the crispness better.
The crispy pork has a good balance of lean and fat meat where the skin is crispy as it sounds.
It also comes with dark soy sauce to dip the pork in, though I prefer the pork on its own without the sauce.
Rants The location is not exactly near the BTS so the best way for tourists to get here is by car.
Will I Return Again? I have been to Mr Joe Crispy Pork a few times and it is always a comforting meal for me. If you are looking to try local Thai-style kway chap, this is one stall to try.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 2.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Guay Jub Mr Jo
313/7 Soi Chan 42-44
Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
Monday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter