Khanom Tokyo (lit: Tokyo Snack)
TypeSnack, side dish, finger food
Place of originThailand
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Created byThai people
Main ingredientsEggs, wheat flour, sugar, fresh milk, and baking soda
Khanom Tokyo with hot dogs during a fruit festival in Uttaradit, Thailand.

Khanom Tokyo[1] or Khanom Tokiao[2] (Thai: ขนมโตเกียว, RTGSkhanom tokiao, pronounced [kʰā.nǒm tōː.kīa̯w]) is a Thai street snack.[3] It is a thin flat pancake filled with sweet custard cream. Some have a savory filling, like pork or sausage.


The snack is believed to have been sold for the first time in 1967 at a Japanese department store in Bangkok, named Thai-Daimaru (タイ大丸), and is said to be a Thai adaptation of the Japanese dorayaki.[4][5]

The snack can have either sweet or savory fillings. In the Thai language, khanom means "snack" or "sweet". The name Tokyo is taken from the capital of Japan. Although the name of this snack suggests a Japanese origin, in reality it is a Thai invention.[4]


The batter is made from egg, wheat flour, sugar, fresh milk, baking soda. The fillings are usually sweet: vanilla cream, taro, pandan cream, various fruit jams, shredded coconut, cocoa powder etc. Often fillings are somewhat sweet but always mixed with something salty such as quail eggs or small sausages.[6]


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    • Tilam J., and Fukomoto, T. W. (2022). 101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: The Essential Recipes, Techniques and Ingredients of Thailand. Salem, MA: Page Street Publishing. ISBN 978-164-5-67367-5
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  2. ^ Philpott, D. (2016). The World of Wine and Food: A Guide to Varieties, Tastes, History, and Pairings. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. p. 452. ISBN 978-144-2-26804-3
  3. ^ Suwannapanich N. (2001). Dictionary of Sweets English-Thai. พจนานุกรมขนมนมเนยและไอศกรีม อังกฤษ-ไทย (in Thai). Bangkok: Foundation for Children. p. 17. ISBN 978-9-747-83416-1
  4. ^ a b Taey Ch (2017-09-26). "ประวัติ 7 อาหารไทยชื่อต่างประเทศ ชื่อนี้มาจากไหน??". Mango Zero (in Thai). Bangkok: The Zero Publishing. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  5. ^ Sereemongkonpol, Pornchai (2016-03-04). "Throw out the cookbook". Guru. Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  6. ^ ศรีโช, สิทธิโชค (September 2016). "ไทยแลนด์โอนลี่ 8 อาหารญี่ปุ่นเหล่านี้มีเฉพาะเมืองไทย!". SPECIAL SCOOP. HEALTH & CUISINE ปีที่ 16 (in Thai). Vol. 188. p. 32.