Restaurant Review #13: Bhan Kanom Thai, Thai Town, Hollywood

Pancakes with coconut custard

Bhan Kanom Thai is a bakery and snack shop serving a variety of fresh, authentic Thai sweets, including preserved fruits like orange, pineapple, mango, and plum; taro pancakes, various puddings, and plenty of other amazing treats that I unfortunately do not know the names of or know much about, except that they taste incredible and often contain some form of coconut. The prices are low and the selection is extensive. Baan Khanom is probably one of my top 10 favorite places in LA.

This bakery blows my mind. I found it by the aroma of fresh taro pancakes wafting through the parking lot when I went to Palms Restaurant, home of the singing Thai Elvis.

My favorite. Mini pancakes stuffed with creamy coconut goodness

There is valet parking at Thailand Plaza, where the bakery is located, but it costs $4.00, so unless you're going to be spending some time in the area, try to find something free nearby where you don't think they'll tow or ticket you during the 20 minutes you're at the bakery. Meters are scant, and the neighborhood is a little seedy. Though I haven't tried it myself, parking at the big yellow shopping center on the corner (it has Ross, Shoe Pavilion, and Ralphs) might work. The bakery is a little hard to find--look for Red Corner Asia restaurant, which has a huge sign and is at the back of the same shopping center. Bhan Kanom Thai is to the right of Palms Thai.

Dried mango mixed with plum

Bhan Kanom Thai
5271 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Bahn Kanom Thai website
This website has some info on Hollywod's Thai Town.

Alternate location:
12714 ShermanWay
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Bhan Kanom Thai on Urbanspoon

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