[Phuket] When in Phuket, one popular must-try street food snack is Khanom Ahpong.

It is so popular there are now several places to get “Ahpong”.

If you are looking for a taste of authentic delicious “Khanom A Pong”, look no further than A Pong Mae Sunee อาโป๊ง แม่สุณี which also has a Michelin Bib Gourmand recommendation.

A Pong Mae Sunee’s stall is located right off Yaowarat Road, approximately 5 meters down Soon Utis Alley.

This family-run establishment has been serving up delicious coconut crepes now for over 50 years.

Also called Apam or Appam, Ahpong is basically a crisp, lightly sweetened coconut-flavoured rolled crepe.

Interestingly, it has similarities to two South Indian dishes. The South Indian and Sri Lankan appam are nearly identical to the Thai version in terms of ingredients, texture, and cooking techniques.

But in India, the appam is left “open” and paired with savoury stews, meat-based curries, sweetened coconut milk, and other dishes.

The Thai version, all rolled up, looks more like a smaller Indian Dosa, but its culinary functionality is much different, being a sweet street snack.

Sunee and her son Pui make the crepes fresh daily, using traditional methods passed down through generations.

Sunee prepares a batter from rice flour, egg, coconut milk, sugar, and yeast. This gets fermented for several hours, then poured into 6 mini woks over charcoal stoves.

The secret is to cook the batter until it is wafer thin and golden brown, with the edges crisp but the centre remaining soft and gooey.

The crepe is carefully rolled into a cigar-shaped snack at that precise moment.

The result is a crispy, golden-brown crepe bursting with coconut flavour.

I loved it – the coconut flavour was subtle yet distinct, giving the crepes a unique and delicious taste.

Moreover, the crepes that came in a plastic bag were light and crispy, with a delicate sweetness that was not too overpowering.

But do eat them when they are freshly out in case it loses its crispiness due to the humidity.

The price was kept affordable through the years.

They began at a baht per piece, and today it is still only 3 baht each. You can get 7 pieces for 20 baht (SGD0.77, USD0.58)

The crepes are served fresh and hot, and it is easy to see why they are so popular. The small stall can get busy, so it is best to go early to avoid the crowds. Even though the closing hours state 4pm, they can be sold out before noon.

However, the wait is well worth it, as the Crepes are some of the best in Phuket.

A Pong Mae Sunee อาโป๊ง แม่สุณี
99 Soi Soon Uthit, Yaowarat Road, Talad Yai, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm (Mon – Sun)

Google Maps – A Pong Mae Sunee

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