Roti Gluay (Fried Banana Pancake)

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 10, 2016
Roti Gluay (Fried Banana Pancake) Image credit: tawintaew

Roti is another dish that does not really have Thai origins but has been embraced by the locals; so much so that it has become one of the most craved street snacks in Bangkok. Roti gluay, or fried banana pancake, is just one of the variants of roti peddled in carts at just about every corner of the city.

The preparation of roti gluay can be hypnotizing to watch – with the skillful hands of the vendor maneuvering the ingredients with such panache and quickness. Dough is laid flat on an iron skillet, which is then to fulfill its role as a crispy blanket to the creamy mixture of banana slivers and egg. The roti gluay is chopped into smaller pieces and served with a hefty drizzle of sweet condensed milk.

Here are the best places to enjoy roti gluay: Soi Rangnam (Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi); and Sukhumvit Soi 38 (Sukhumvit 38 Alley, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei).

Price of roti gluay in these places ranges from 15 baht ($0.43) to 30 baht ($0.86).

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