Monday, May 18, 2015

Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA

Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Exterior

Inspired by a post from Wandering Chopsticks, we decided to visit Bhan Kanom Thai--essentially the place to go for Thai desserts in Thai Town.

Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Desserts

With a whole host of homemade desserts, as well as a onset of special ethnic snacks, Bhan Kanom Thai truly is a fun place to be. So much so, that its dessert options have been featured on Buzzfeed, amongst other media outlets.



Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Pangchi
Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Pangchi
Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Pangchi

The first item that we ordered was the pangchi (12 pieces for 5 USD), a pan-fried cake composed of taro, coconut, corn, sugar and flour. These were quite sweet and condensed with flavor-- chewy, with taro paste, coconut flakes, sweet corn all coming together at once. The seared exterior also added additional flavor. I really liked these, and they would be even better in my book if they were less sweet.

Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Kanom Bueng (Crispy Crepe) Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Kanom Bueng (Crispy Crepe)

The Kanom Bueng (Crispy Crepe, 6 for 3USD) comes in both sweet and savory flavors, differentiated by the color of the coconut. It is like eating a crisp, thin fortune cookie, accented by a very thick coconut cream and colorful coconut.

Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Kanom Krok
Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Kanom Krok
Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Kanom Krok

The Kanom Krok (6 pieces for 3.50 USD) are coconut-rice pancake puffs cooked in a round mold and filled with sweet, lightly saltened, and thickened coconut milk. Chewy, coconutty, and crisp on the outside from the cooking, these were simple and quite enjoyable.

Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Grilled Sticky Rice with Taro
Bhan Kanom Thai- Los Angeles (Thai Town), CA: Grilled Sticky Rice with Taro

Our favorite of the bunch, however, was the Grilled Sticky Rice with Taro (1.25USD each). These were simply scrumptious, with the sticky rice accented by the flavor of the grilled banana leaves. Moreover, the taro paste wasn't simply sweet, but also lightly salted and buttered, making for a fragrant, sweet, and savory experience. We've come back multiple times for this already!

Bhan Kanom Thai--the place to go for a large variety of handmade Thai desserts, but also lots of intriguing desserts and snacks in general. How about savory egg rolls or wasabi flavored peanuts? You'll find them here!


Bhan Kanom Thai
5271 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


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