Thai Donuts, 'Pa Thong Ko'

Deep-fried dough stick is called Pa Thong Ko in Thailand. In the morning you can easily find them being made by street vendors (see pictures below, and as part of our walking tour of Saochingcha's sidewalk good eats) and they're very inexpensive. Can be enjoyed with Thai congee to make a complete Thai breakfast!


For 4 Person(s)


  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Ammonia (or substitute baking powder)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
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Method for Thai Donuts, 'Pa Thong Ko'

Mix baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add water and stir well. Add this mixture to the all purpose flour, then stir a little bit (don't over-stir). Add vegetable oil then mix well until entirely combined together. Cover this with thin fabric such as a kitchen towel, and leave it for 4 hours at room temp.

Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Sprinkle some flour on a table then pick out a handful of the mixture and put it on the table. Sculpt it into a long shape and press it. Cut it to small pieces then dab a bit of water in the middle of each piece. Pair it together then drop to hot oil and fry it until it rises and has nice color like pictures below.