Artisanal Pa Tong Go

These golden brown goodies of Pa Tong Go (or Youtiao, or Youzhaguo) are best served hot with morning drinks. For a heartier version, an additional portion of poached eggs is always welcomed. But here is an artisanal Pa Tong Go. The one that will make you relive your childhood.#ThaiPBSWorld #FoodandTravel #PaTongGo #ChineseDough #Youtiao #Youzhaguo

โพสต์โดย Thai PBS World เมื่อ วันจันทร์ที่ 8 กรกฎาคม 2019

Artisanal Pa-Tong-Go in Bangkok | ปาท่องโก๋ทำมือ อร่อยมากๆๆ


This is the full transcript of this episode:

When I think about old-school delicacies, I usually think about the old-town Bangkok.

Monumental places, beautiful temples, and then also a lot of charming streets of residential areas.

It is here that good foods are always present.

In a world that the word ‘artisan’ has been overused and abused, it’s great to find out that despite the time, a lot of shops here are still maintaining their principles. Some have been doing it this way for decades. All things are handmade, this is what I call real artisan, craftsmanship. Some – down to the very yeast.

Pa-tong-go -or Chinese dough – is an oldie staple in Bangkok. The deep-fried golden brown goodies are great with morning drinks. As simple as it looks, the secret is always in the details. Pa-tong-go is made from only a handful of ingredients, flour, salt, water and yeast. Like an artisanal bread maker, an artisanal pa-tong-go maker only uses his own fresh yeast. The yeast is made and taken care of overnight, before being assembled at the break of dawn for the morning kneading and deep-frying.

So there you have it, the delicacy of true artisanal food. Difficult to find these days, but still possible.

And as for this Patongo. They are hand-crafted, delicious, and best eaten by hand.

Cheers!

Thanks to Khun Chaipun (Noom) Limsakun, artisanal Pa-tong-go maker, Bangkok
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