Kanom Chan Thai Dessert Bar
A dessert bar dedicated to rare Thai treats.
Forget the city’s ubiquitous pancakes and cheese tarts; the Old Town's new dessert bar celebrates hard-to-find Thai treats.
Occupying the fifth floor of the three-decades-old Na Banglamphu Hotel, Kanom Chan’s design by owner Nattapol “Built” Sanjinda recalls a low-key Isaan home through pa kao ma fabrics and bamboo strewn throughout, and a very chill balcony.
The cafe covers the classics—like mango sticky rice served with coconut ice cream (B165) and royal kanom krok (two layers of Thai pancakes made from a mix of coconut milk and rice flour, B95)—but you’ll want to spare room for the rarer finds.
These include the delicious krong krang (B50), caramelized crisps in coconut cream, and tong muan sod (B65), rolled waffle made from tapioca, coconut milk and black sesame.
A little too sweet for your tastes? They also serve a few mains like yum nam kao tod (B90), a spicy salad with curried rice croquettes, fermented pork, ginger and peanuts, and pad Thai with river prawn (B120).