Khao Kriap Wow – An Ancient Thai Snack (ข้าวเกรียบว่าว)

By Mark Wiens
Khao Kriap Wow (ข้าวเกรียบว่าว)

Khao Kriap Wow (ข้าวเกรียบว่าว)

I’m not even sure if Khao Kriap Wow (ข้าวเกรียบว่าว) would be officially considered a Thai dessert, or a savory khanom snack.

It is slightly sweet, but then again, nearly everything edible in Thailand contains at least a little sugar.

Though it’s not the most widely available Thai snack, I’ve seen Khao Kriap Wow (ข้าวเกรียบว่าว) a number of times walking around  Bangkok. Usually they are sold pre-packed in a plastic bag in packs of 3 or so.

Khao Kriap Wow (ข้าวเกรียบว่าว), which is also known as Khao Kuap, is a combination of sticky rice flour, palm sugar, coconut cream, and eggs.

The thin pancakes are dried and then roasted over hot coals as they react like puffed rice.

To me it tastes like a combination of rice cake and roasted meringue. Not bad, but not my favorite snack in Thailand – it’s a bit dry!

Here’s the video so you can check out the cool preparation process:

If you can’t see the video, watch it on YouTube here)

Thank you for watching!

Have you ever had Khao Kriap Wow before?

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