‘Low-class’ congee gets hi-so upgrade at Supanniga Eating Room

Photo: Ruay Mitr
Photo: Ruay Mitr

Feeling nostalgic for old-school khao tom kui (“low-class congee”) but you’re also kind of bougie? 

The Supanniga group’s new brand Ruay Mitr upgrades the old-school culinary tradition of boiled rice served with savory side dishes featuring premium ingredients not found at street stalls.

The name Ruay Mitr (ruay meaning “prosper” and mitr meaning “friends”) underscores the goal of bringing people together. The food, which uses traditional cooking techniques, emphasizes Thai-Chinese methods with a few creative twists.

It’s a far cry from the origins of the dish’s name, which was rooted in ethnic and class animus and used to refer to the Chinese patrons of the first congee joints.

There are four types of soup to choose from, including duck leg soup with pickled lime (THB120) and spicy minced pork soup (THB120), plus free-flow boiled rice (THB25), but the side dishes star here.

Photo: Ruay Mitr

The giant list of sides includes shrimp sashimi in spicy fish sauce (THB120), smoky wok-fried clams with chili paste (THB200), and golden century egg and minced pork with holy basil (THB150). Other standouts are the refreshing salted egg salad (THB120, fried Chinese sausage (THB90), and pickled sweet turnip omelet (THB120).

Ruay Mitr is available at Supanniga Eating Room’s Thonglor branch on Soi Sukhumvit 55. 

Photo: Ruay Mitr
Photo: Ruay Mitr
Photo: Ruay Mitr
Photo: Ruay Mitr


Ruay Mitr
2nd floor of Supanniga Eating Room, 160/11, Soi Sukhumvit 5
9am-9pm daily
BTS Thong Lo

This story originally appeared in BK.

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