Kanom krok is a much loved Thai street snack made from coconut milk and rice flour. The best are crispy with a hot, wobbly, gelatinous interior that's slightly salted and sweet. Look around almost any street market in the country and you'll likely find a kanom krok seller flipping out the coconut puddings from hot indented metal pans often topping them with a sprinkling of spring onion, taro or corn. They're often good but rarely excellent unless you get them straight off the heat when they're so hot they burn the roof of your mouth.
The best we've found come from the scruffy ground floor shophouse down a tiny back alley just north of Yaowarat Road. The shop employs nine stoves cooking the traditional way over hot charcoal, their use fluctuating throughout peak hours of the day. Blink and you'll pass the tiny nondescript open-sided corner shop, that's got little more than some Thai stoves, a few cooking utensils and stacks of cardboard takeout boxes. There's no where to sit or eat.
But though their run down spot may not look much, their kanom krok are the real deal. Absolutely plain - no toppings of any sort here, ever - just slightly sticky yet crispy and intensely coconut-flavoured perfection.