J Kitchen by Vieng Joom On Vegetarian Restaurant Chiang Mai

Riceberry fried rice with herbs

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J Kitchen Chiang mai Vegetarian menu

J Kitchen Chiang mai Vegetarian restaurant

J Kitchen Vegetarian restaurant

J Kitchen Vegetarian Restaurant Chiang Mai

Described as serving the best vegetarian food in Chiang Mai on Trip Advisor, over 60% rate J Kitchen as “excellent” – 5 out of 5, and boasts only vegetarian food plus non-egg dishes. Located outside the old city in Chiang Mai business park, here we are treated with a special new dish yet to grace their menu – Riceberry fried rice with “herbs”!

Here at J kitchen, “we just put by Vieng Joom-On behind the name”, which is just a recognition for their customers that they have the same owner and service as their partner restaurant – “J Kitchen by Vieng Joom-On Teahouse“, Khun Ake the General Manager explains, a fuscia pink Lanna teak house nestled by the river Ping with a charming garden leading down to decking and a bar by the water.

Vieng which translates as city, Joom-On – color pink, then exchange adjective with noun, J Kitchen by “Pink City” is an influence from the days the owner spent in Jaipur.

Here they sell 500g packets of riceberry rice which is a new variety of rice now sold globally and is a cross pollination of 3 types of Thai rice:

1. Thai Hom Mali Rice
2. Hom Nin Rice
3. Khao Dawk Mali 105

Riceberry rice is farmed in Thailand, costs just 70 baht from J Kitchen and will serve 8 to 9 dishes depending on your appetite.

Riceberry rice is sold at various online outlets, including Amazon ($40) but is a fraction of the price at say thenaturalhealthmarket.co.uk at just £3.99 in the UK, so have a hunt around online or at your local stores to pick it up at a respectable exchange rate.

Riceberry rice is high in fiber and bran oil, antioxidant rich, plentiful in minerals and vitamins and is graded as a low-medium in the glycemic index.

As it’s royal dark purple intensifies with maturity, so does its nutritional content plus it’s quite a unique dish to serve to guests.

Cross pollinated from Thai Hom Mali Rice – aka jasmine rice, the most sought after of rices, Hom Nin Rice – renowned for its antioxidant benefits and Khao Dawk Mali 105 – a hardy agriculturally bred seed, this 3-way cross pollination contains significant quantities of:

Gama Oryzanol
Vitamin E
Folic Acid
Bran Oil

Important note: In order to boil riceberry rice correctly, you will need to soak 500g in water (if you are preparing for 8) for 30 minutes and then drain the rice and place in a saucepan full of 800ml of water and boil for 1hr 30mins.


Key health benefits:

Tick1 Riceberry rice reduces the risks of diabetes

Tick1 Hinders absorption of sugars into the blood through the stomach

 Tick1 Protects against heart disease and stroke

Tick1 Improves pancreas function

Tick1 Rich in Omega 3 oils, contains powerful  polyphenol antioxidant Gamma Oryzanol, Vitamin E & Beta Carotene – a known antioxidant fiber


Riceberry Fried Rice with Herbs



bullet point 2Camellia tea oil

bullet point 2Riceberry rice

bullet point 2Sweet pea

bullet point 2Dice potatoes

bullet point 2Dice carrots

bullet point 2Small Eringii mushrooms

bullet point 2Vegetarian salted fish or tofu or your choice

bullet point 2Chopped basil

bullet point 2Mushroom sauce

bullet point 2 Water

bullet point 2Cucumber



1. Pour in a little bit of Carmellia tea oil into the frying pan and then cook the small eringiis until well done.

2. Place in the diced potatoes, diced carrots and sweet peas and cook together with seasonal and mushroom sauce and water.

3. Once these ingredients are cooked, add the riceberry rice followed by the basil, serve and decorate with sliced cucumber.


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If you’ve eaten at J Kitchen by Vieng Joom On Vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, we’d love to hear your thoughts below:

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