Here’s a very pleasant surprise, and something I hadn’t even heard of until I came to Bangkok: khanom bueang, a Thai dessert that consists of thin, crispy pancakes with a generous spread of a creamy Italian-meringue-like substance, along with other fillings (the one I tried had egg yolk threads, though coconut was also an option).
This was really, really good. It probably helped that they were made fresh at this booth in the food court in the Terminal 21 mall (the food courts here are so much better than the food courts back home, it’s ridiculous).
The pancakes were crispy and fresh, and were kind of like a cross between a crepe and a cookie. The creamy meringue worked perfectly with the crispy pancake, and though the egg yolk threads didn’t add much (they were just kind of chewy and tasteless), they didn’t detract, either.
I got an order of 10 of them, and I figured I’d eat a few right away and then save the rest for later. But of course they all wound up in my belly immediately, which I probably should have predicted. I’m not really a “save delicious food for later” kind of guy.