Monkey Abroad

Videos and stories of the life abroad – food, culture, travel & work

Thai crepe

(VIDEO) Thai Crepe Showdown! Food Network Parody


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?

Enjoy this video? Subscribe to MonkeyAbroad so you never miss a new post! Enter your email in the subscription box in the top right corner, follow MonkeyAbroad on Facebook, and watch more videos on the MonkeyAbroad Youtube Channel. Much more coming soon.

[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!

Author: Kevin Cook

I want to inspire you to pursue your own dream of traveling and/or living overseas!


  1. Hey, i would like to point out that thai crepe number 1 is not crepe, it is actually roti prata.

  2. Hey… I’m not sure if you are, now, realized it.
    The first one is Ro-tee which is we believe it’s from India or at least Indian food!!
    The second one is the poor copy from Japanese crepe ! ROFL

  3. Hi Kevin,

    Actually, #1 Thais call “Ro-ti” and we think is originates from India.
    #2 Thais call “Crepe-Yee-Poon” which translates “Japanese Crepe”. (and you’ve guessed it … we think its from Japan). I think its our interpretation of a Japanese Crepe.

    Anyway, I love your blog! 🙂


  4. Haha that was interesting. I liked the video and it gives me an idea for future vids 🙂

  5. Pingback: Thai Crepe Vendor Showdown – Du Lịch Bốn Phương

Let me know what you think


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: