Crispy Pancakes – Khanom Buang

This is a nice snack you often see being cooked by the side of the road. It is called khanom buang ( ขนมเบื้อง ).It looks a bit like Mexican tacos but the taste is of course very different. The pictures here were taken near Paknam market.

It looks simple but I assure you that it is harder than it looks. First he spread a batter mix onto the hot plate. When this was just starting to set, he then spread on top a generous helping of coconut cream.

He then placed on top of this a variety of different toppings. One version has shredded coconut and golden threads. This is made from strips of egg yolk. It is the lighter orange mixture. Another version has shredded coconut and either coriander or chopped spring onions. In the photos you can see a darker orange mixture which is in fact shredded coconut with a colouring agent.

Try some the next time you are next in Thailand. They are very tasty.

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