As with other delicious Bangkok street food, kanom krok bai toey tastes best when eaten fresh off the skillet.
This muffin-like snack is made with flour, coconut sugar, and pandan leaf extract, which gives off a bright green color and a heavenly aroma. This pandan sweetmeat is chewy, fluffy and not too sweet – perfect as snack while roaming the streets of Bangkok.
The kanom krok bai toey of today is prepared the same way it was prepared by the ancient Thais centuries ago – in a cast iron griddle called kanom krok, which is placed on top of burning hot coals.
It is a delight watching the deft hands of the vendor skillfully pouring the batter into the skillet and flipping each piece, especially because the fragrance envelopes the air, making you even more excited to get your hands on these tiny green pillows of deliciousness.
Here are the best places to enjoy kanom krok bai toey: Train Market Ratchada (Ratchadaphisek Road, Dindaeng); Wang Lang Market (Soi Wang Lang, Siriraj); and Siam Pandan (Pathum Wan, Bangkok – beside Novotel Siam Square).
Price of kanom krok bai toey in these places ranges from 35 baht ($1.00) to 50 baht ($1.40) for a box of 9.