Khanom farang kudi chin
|Place of origin||Thailand|
|Region or state||Kudi Chin Community, Thonburi Side, Bangkok|
|Main ingredients||Duck 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Portugal–Thailand relations
- Thai dessert
- Maria Guyomar de Pinha
- Kudi Chin
- Thong yip
- Thong yod
- Foi thong
- Khanom mo kaeng
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