Two Thai crepe vendors set up their stands across the street from each other in my neighborhood. With only a small road dividing them, the tension is rising between these fierce competitors. You know what that means. It’s time for a Thai Crepe Showdown! Watch and enjoy.
Two Thai crepe vendors set up their stands across the street from each other in my neighborhood. With only a small road dividing these fierce competitors, the tension is rising. You know what that means: It’s time for a Thai Crepe Showdown!
Crepe vendor #1 uses his hands like it’s nobody’s business. He’s mastered the skill of doe manipulation, plying and tossing it to form an ideal crepe-compatable shape. He adds an egg to the crepe, packing in extra muscle-building protein. His crepe drips with juicy, buttery goodness. It’s hot, it’s sweet, it’s only 12 baht ($0.38).
Crepe vendor #2 wields a crepe squeegee to do her dirty work. She twists and turns the crepe doe on the pan, making it look like child’s play. Next, she adds a unique combination of chili paste and (something?) to the crepe. Her Thai crepe is folded into a cone shape for optimal biteability. It’s crispy, it’s spicy, it’s only 10 baht ($0.32).
Both competing vendors have their own unique style of making a Thai crepe. Each is a master of Thai crepe making, but only one can hold the coveted title of…Thai Crepe Master!
I always got a kick out of these types of shows on the Food Network and the Travel Channel. I hope you had as much fun watching the video as I had making it. I mean, what else is there to do in rural Thailand?
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[EDIT] October 8, 2013: It has been brought to light by some of my Thai readers that I am mistaken about the names of these delicious treats! The first desert, influenced by Indian cuisine, called roti. The second desert is a Japanese crepe, not a Thai crepe. Either way, they were both delicious and savory and I enjoyed every bit of eating them. Thanks for the clarification, readers!