Thailand’s Khanom Khrok Ranked Fourth Among World’s Best Pancakes


The website Tasteatlas, upon updating its rankings on the best pancakes in the world in February 2024, found that khanom khrok of Thailand has placed fourth among them. The top three include (1) crêpes from Brittany, France, (2) kaiserschmarrn from Austria, and (3) jianbing from Tianjin, China.

The website has this to say about khanom khrok: “This small-sized Thai dessert, which is often referred to as a pancake, pudding, or a cake, is created with a batter that combines rice flour and coconut milk.

The dessert is baked in large iron pans that have small, round indentations, and it is typically prepared in two stages—with a batter that is used as a crispy bottom layer, and a creamy, lightly sweetened coconut milk filling. Typical additions to the custard-like filling include sliced scallions, taro, corn, or pumpkin.

Khanom khrok is a staple street food in Thailand, typically enjoyed as a quick and filling snack that balances sweet and savory flavors extremely well.”

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.


Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.