Thai street food: khanom tang taek

There was a time when I wrote a lot more about Thai street food. In the years since I had to stop working from home and started getting a real job, I’ve had a lot less time to write – but rest assured I haven’t stopped enjoying Thai street food! In the past few months, I’ve discovered a tasty treat that I had not encountered in more than ten years here: a snack named after a broken barrel.

Called “khanom tang taek” this snack is basically a pancake cooked in a deep pan, filled with shredded fresh coconut, black sesame seeds and sugar.

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Baked until crisp, it is folded in half (the breaking of the “barrel”) and served while still warm.

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It isn’t the fastest treat to make, perhaps one of the reasons you see so few street vendors making it. But the flavor and texture and wonderful and I count myself lucky to have a vendor who is regularly found at lunchtime across the street from my office.

 

15 thoughts on “Thai street food: khanom tang taek

    • Actually, some of it has been more of a technical issue. Blogging from my phone is not very convenient. Home computer is slow and the last thing I think about when getting back home. I need a more convenient way to blog.

      • Do you use a smart phone? I do a lot of blogging from my phone but if the post is gonna have photos I will edit the post on a computer after.

      • I do have a smart phone and have done some posting from there, but find that writing any significant amount on a phone is a pain. Still a keyboard kind of guy for that.

  1. Wow coconut and black sesame sounds selfish. There is a Malaysian restaurant near me that sells a pancake just like this but with a sweet corn mixture in it instead.

  2. i hope to get a chance to give it a try someday. this looks good as breakfast. i imagine this would be a great dessert with coconut ice cream added 🙂

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