Jok Sompet is pretty popular among local Chiang Mai residents for their gluey, Cantonese-style congee - stickier than similar versions found in Hong Kong, albeit a very tasty rendition here. Ask for a raw egg to be added into the scalding hot congee prior to serving - to be coddled - for added richness and flavour.
There are various types of congee available: pork, chicken, fish, shrimp, even vegetarian. The best seller is the pork version, especially the one which also included pig’s organs (liver, kidney, stomach, intestines) - which was what I ordered.
Each serving of congee comes with crisp-fried vermicelli on top, to be stirred in for an added textural contrast:
Jok Sompet also offers a selection of Cantonese dim sum (Thai renditions which were, unfortunately, not very good ones).
The eatery is busy and bustling round the clock as it’s a 24-hour joint.
Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District
Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Tel: +66 53 210 649
Operating time: 24 hours