Khao Chae, a Thai traditional dish serve in Summer. Khao Chae is "rice soaked in cool water". "Khao" means "rice" and "Chae" means "to soak". The recipe was adapted from a Mon during the time of King Rama II and was meant to be made and consumed in the hot season, from mid-March to the end of April. At the time, ice was not available therefore the water was kept cool and put in an earthenware vessel in a shaded places.