The coconut pudding pancakes (or kanom krok) I just had are odd — tasty, but odd.

They’re cooked in small, cup-sized molds and have a really satisfying texture — they’re crispy on the outside, a little bit chewy, and filled with sweet, creamy coconut pudding.  They’re delicious.

Coconut Pudding Pancakes

The various fillings are where things get a bit weird.  I got an order of seven, and they all had different fillings — some featured green onions, some featured corn, and some featured some kind of ham-like meat.

Coconut Pudding Pancakes

It’s a bit bizarre, since the dish is very unambiguously dessert (it’s not a sweet and salty type of dish), and yet somehow, it kinda works?  I can’t really explain it, but despite the seemingly jarring toppings, I really enjoyed this.

Coconut Pudding Pancakes

LocationMani, Manee Nopparat Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

How to find it: They don’t seem to be in Google Maps, but when I visited, they were set up right across from the 7-Eleven on the east end of the North Gate vendors.

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