Khanom farang kudi chin
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Place of originThailand
Region or stateKudi Chin Community, Thonburi Side, Bangkok
Main ingredientsDuck egg, Wheat flour, White Sugar

Khanom farang kudi chin (Thai: ขนมฝรั่งกุฎีจีน) is a Thai-style cake that was influenced by Portuguese desserts since the Ayutthaya era, during the reign of King Narai (1633–88). Ayutthaya was a trading entrepot and had diplomatic relations with many European countries at the time, such as France, Spain, Holland and Portugal[1]

After the fall of Ayutthaya and during the reign of King Taksin (1767–82), people migrated from the former capital to the new one located on Chao Phraya's west bank (now Thonburi), which included a number of Portuguese people. They were allowed to settle there by the king and intermarry with the Thais. Their descendants are now the Thai-Portuguese at the current Kudi Chin community. To this day, they have inherited legacies from their ancestors, such as Christianity and some western traditions.[1]

This type of cake is a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese cakes. It is topped with raisins, dried sweet gourds and white sugar without using any baking powder or yeast.[2]

Currently, only three families in Thailand produce this type of cake. It is considered a unique dessert of the Kudi Chin community, but it has now been widely distributed to many other places such as Bang Lamphu or Wang Lang Market.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "ย้อนอดีต..โปรตุเกสในสยาม ผ่านวิถีชุมชน 'กุฎีจีน'". Thai Rath (in Thai). 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  2. ^ ""ขนมฝรั่งกุฎีจีน" ขนมโบราณคู่ชุมชนกุฎีจีน". Manager Online (in Thai). 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  3. ^ "ขนมฝรั่งกุฎีจีน ขนมไทย ตำรับฝรั่ง". Asawin Kwanmuang (in Thai). Retrieved 2018-12-19.