importfood logo
ImportFood Thai Supermarket
Complete source of authentic Thai recipes, ingredients & cookware

Kra Ja (for making Khanom Buang)

Kra Ja (for making Khanom Buang)
Add to cart$5.50 

See our recipe for Khanom Buang to learn how this tool is used.

The Thai name is "Kra Ja" (rhymes with drama). Our tool is true to the traditional, with a wood handle and a disc at the end is handmade from a coconut shell.

It's recommended that you have two of these when making Khanom Buang. One for the batter and one for the cream.

 


 

Khanom Buang

Khanom Buang is a sweet snack found all over Thailand, made by street vendors who have mastered the art. It's history can be traced back 600 years to the Ayuttya Period. We've never found Khanom Buang in an American Thai restaurant. It does take practice, and we've presented a street vendor video below for indispensable guidance. As you watch the video, take note of hand movements. Our recipe is genuine, and tastes fantastic, "just like Thailand" but our recipe includes coconut topping only. As in the video, two others toppings are common: foy tong (sweetened egg yolk dessert) and salty shrimp mixture. We'll add a recipe for foy tong and salty shrimp later.

We made Khanom Buang on a flat electric pancake griddle which worked perfectly. A friend who makes this in Thailand insists on adding Ovaltine to the batter, and we love the malty chocolate flavor, but you can leave this out (or add less) if you prefer a non-chocolate version.

Required Tool: Kra-ja (flat spreader). We recommend using two while preparing this recipe. One for the batter and one for the cream.




Browse THAI Recipes

Main Courses

Thai main courses that bring vibrancy to any dinner party. Classic Som Tum, Neua Pad Prik, Gaeng Ped Gai, and many more.

Rice & Noodles

Discover some of the tastiest noodle and rice dishes on the planet. From Pad Thai to Lad Na, our recipes are unique, authentic, delicious.

Sauces

Thai sauces constitute some of the most interesting and flavorful condiments found anywhere; browse our vast selection of recipes.

Vegetarian

Delightful and flavorful vegetarian options, from Thai-style noodles with peanut and basil sauce, to spicy Thai corn cakes.

Seafood

Prepare a distinctive meal using ingredients you never thought of pairing with your fish, like pineapple curry, tamarind, green mango and roasted chile paste.

American-Thai

This selection of delicious Thai recipes has some American influence. Try some lemongrass chicken, sweet chili baby back ribs, and more.

Soups

Around the world, Thai soups are known for being incredibly complex and delicious, capable of combining sour, spicy, sweet, and salty flavors.

Appetizers / Dessert

These dishes will be sure to impress your family and friends with their exotic flavors, textures and scents.

Thai Street Vendor

Street vendors are a quintessential part of Thailand, and their recipes are truly unique. Browse our recipe selection to make a fun cultural dish.

Popular Favorites

Your one-stop shop for a huge selection of most loved Thai dishes, from Pad Thai to Chicken Satay.

Japanese

We may specialize in Thai food, but Japanese cuisine is another delicious option for those looking to explore Asian recipes!

Contact Us

Phone: 888-618-8424
You can email us at

Our mailing address

7544 W Lemhi St, #11
Boise, ID 83709 

Thai Recipe Newsletter

Sign up to receive our FREE Thai recipe newsletter (monthly).