Thailand… Travel and Traditions…Kanom Krok…Thai Pancakes

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments on last weeks post about the Thai tradition of pancake making…I am happy to share what I find with you and pancakes come in many forms here both sweet and savoury…

Sold along the roadsides they come in all different colours and flavours …softer pancakes are sold with brightly coloured coconut to fill them…Very sweet but if you love coconut very nice for a treat.

These Kanom Krok pancakes are probably my favourite as the pancake is slightly softer with a little crisp and eaten freshly cooked they are very nice one of my favourite Thai desserts…



The other type of Thai sweet pancake has a crispy shell and is called Kanom Bueng…

Khanom Bueng (th: ขนมเบื้อง) or Thai Crispy Pancake is a traditional Thai dessert in the Central part of Thailand.

Khanom Bueng generally has 2 types of topping – salty and sweet.

The salty topping (orange) is made from cream and served with chopped shrimps mixed with pepper and coriander then stir-fried with added sugar, fish sauce or salt. Nowadays, shredded coconut is often used instead of shrimps.

The sweet topping (yellow) is made of egg yolks boiled in syrup, which is called Foi Thong (th: ฝอยทอง).

I haven’t seen these made in the village just the larger ones may be as these are better hot and fresh they are more suited to making from a street stall…

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a creative week ahead xx

6 thoughts on “Thailand… Travel and Traditions…Kanom Krok…Thai Pancakes

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