It’s Friday night and you know how you are…
I don’t even need to remind you that you’ve been running around like a mad man ALL week long. Today ain’t the day for some iffy venture into the land of unpredictable food outcomes.
Too risky. You want the sure bet. A place you can go and the food will be good again and again. That’s right, a place like ‘Jay Oh’ (ข้าวต้มเป็ด เจ๊โอว) where you don’t even have to think. You can chill and even drag some low maintenance friends along. No fussy people. Just the ones who are down to cover the table with plates and don’t mind yelling across the room to make sure that frosty beer stays on the table.
Sure Jay Oh may have it’s quirks. The menu has no prices. There’s only one dude who can take your order, and the same dude has to calculate your bill. No, not the young guy walking by who looks like he could help. I mean that guy with the amulet and the chest hair popping out. Make friends with this uncle and try not to laugh as his enchantment summons the spirits when he’s calculating the bill later.
Now that your order is in, relax. You’re surrounded by noise, you have Heineken slushy on the way and a ton of food. You ordered your usuals. That chicken which looks lame and tastes amazing (ไก่ทรงเครื่อง).
You let your friends order all kinds of duck dishes, as long as you have two plates of deep fried duck to yourself (เป็ดทอดผัดพริก), you’ll be content. Tossed in an order of roasted fish for good measure. Your optional veggies were even added, albeit as an after thought.
Before you know it, your table is covered, friends are smiling, and you think to yourself, “Ya done good kid.”
Now pat yourself on the back, THIS is how you have a winning Friday night.
** Jay Oh or Jae Oh has moved. Details updated as of Oct 2015**
KHAO TOM PED JAY OH (ข้าวต้มเป็ด เจ๊โอว) LOCATION AND HOURS
Address: 113 Soi Charat Mueang (113 ซอย จรัสเมือง)
Directions: Take BTS National Stadium and grab a taxi or tuktuk to the street. You’ll find it near the intersection of Charat Muang and Banthat Thong (ถนน บรรทัดทอง) roads.
Phone Number: 081-682-8816
Hours: 5pm – 2am, Daily
Price Range: 100 – 200 THB per dish