Woman Was Cooking Khanom Bueang In A Food Stall

Woman cooking Khanom Bueang in a food stall
Shot in the city of Mae Klong, Thailand Tetsu Ozawa

The woman was baking round snacks called Khanom Bueang happily in the food stall

Walking through the silent market in Mae Klong, a food stall did business at the exit. A griddle was seen on the wagon. And an older woman stood beside it. When I came here, she was just spreading the dough thinly on the hot griddle. She was cooking Khanom Buean. There were many round-spread doughs in front of her.

Khanom Buean is a kind of crispy pancake. And it is very popular in Thailand. It is common to see stalls selling it. As the shape on the griddle shows, it looked like crepes. Therefore, some people think it is connected to crepes in France.

I don't know how much of the relation is true. It is said Khanom Bean was eaten in the Sukhothai Kingdom period at any rate. Anyway, the one thing that's more important than anything else is it is delicious.


What is Khanom Bueang?

Khanom Buang, known as Thai crepes in English. Kanom Bueang is an ancient Thai dessert known as crispy pancakes in English. It is a popular form of street food in Thailand. These crepes look a bit like tacos. Khanom bueang are usually first topped or filled with meringue, followed by sweet or salty toppings such as shredded coconut, Foi Thong (strips of fried eggs or egg yolks), or chopped scallions.

Where is Mae Klong?




Shooting Date

Sep 2019

Posted On

March 19, 2020


Mae Klong, Thailand


Street Photography