Khanom farang kudi chin

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Khanom farang kudi chin
Kudi Chin snack (001).jpg
TypeCake
Place of originThailand
Region or stateKudi Chin Community, Thonburi Side, Bangkok
Main ingredientsDuck egg, Wheat flour, White Sugar

Khanom farang kudi chin (Thai: ขนมฝรั่งกุฎีจีน; lit: Westerner snack of Chinese cloister) is a Thai kind of cake that is influenced by Portuguese desserts since Ayutthaya era during reign of King Narai (1633–88). The Ayutthaya Kingdom was a trading place and diplomatic relations with many of the countries that had power at the time such as France, Spain, Holland and Portugal etc.[1]

When the era passed to the Kingdom of Thonburi in the reign of King Taksin (1767–82) after the fall of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya people migrated from its former capital to the new capital, Chao Phraya's west bank (now's Thonburi side), including a number of Portuguese. They were allowed to colonize there and married Thais. Their descendants became Thai-Portuguese at the current Kudi Chin Community. To this day, they have inherited some legacies from their ancestors, such as Christianity and there are some traditions like Westerners.[1]

This type of cake is adapted from Portuguese mixed Chinese cakes with traditional baking methods and topping with raisins, dried sweet gourds and white sugar completely without baking powder or yeast.[2]

Currently, only three families produce this type of cake. It is considered a unique dessert of Kudi Chin Community, but now it has been widely distributed in many 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.

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