Chanchao's Chiang Mai Food Review
Reviews of restaurants and Thai food stalls in Chiang Mai, Thailand
By: Chanchao in Chiang Mai

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Wednesday, 12-May-2004 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
Khanom Khrok miniature pancakes

Khanom Khrok stall ("Phee Tu")
Baking khanom khrok on pans with small round holes in them.
10 Baht gets you quite a lot..
Clear air these days, you can see all the way to Doi Inthanon.
And Doi Suthep of course, from the same vantage point.
The further you go, the more things look the same it seems sometimes. From holidaying in Europe, I distinctly recall these Dutch style miniature pancakes. Thailand has a sweet snack that looks rather similar, though they're not quite the same in taste and structure.

The Thai 'khanom khrok' are equally crisp on the outside, but the inside remains more 'custardy' rather than 'doughy' of the Dutch/Danish variety. Also either sweet corn, taro or spring onions (yes) are added to give three different varieties, though the white coconut-custard remains the dominant flavour.

Khanom Khrok can be found all over town, mostly at markets or like this one on Kaew Nawarat Road, after the Bamrungrat Road traffic lights but well before you get to McCormick Hospital. 10 Baht gets you quite a lot of them.

On two non-food related pictures I include we can see that the hot & hazy season is definitely over in Chiang Mai. Had some long awaited rain that freshened everything up, and you can almost see the place turn more 'green' by the hour. During the hottest/haziest times, you couldn't even see Doi Suthep mountain which is right next to the city. Now you can clearly see that we're actually in a big valley, with mountain ranges all around. You can even see Doi Inthanon, Thailands highest mountain. The summit is some 100 kms away from Chiang Mai city.

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