Todman Khao Phod (Thai Corn Cake and pork)

We have this Thai Corn Cake or “Tod man khao pod” in Thai because corn is a staple used widely throughout Thailand, whether it's sold by street side vendors that cook it on a charcoal grille, most are made for dessert and some added to ice cream or spooned onto pizza. Here's an enjoyable fried corn snack, which would most likely be served with a sweet chile sauce for dipping. For a vegetarian omit meat.

  • 2 cups cooked corn
  • ¼ cup minced pork or shrimp
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp string bean, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • dipping sauce (tomato sauce, chili sauce, plum sauce, etc.)
  • cooking oil
  1. In a big bowl, mix together corn, minced pork (or shrimp), wheat flour, red curry paste, salt, kaffir lime leave, sugar, and egg. 
  2. Knead with hand until all ingredients mixed well.
  3. Spoon the mixture 2 tbsp shape into small patties about 3" in diameter and deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. 
  4. Remove and drain.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate. 
  6. Serve immediately with prepared dipping sauce (tomato sauce, chili sauce, plum sauce, etc.) and hot steamed rice.



yummy! what a delicious recipe! I want to take it tasty! :)
This is a very good cake,
so original... love it.
Great post, as usual!
yummy! looks like so tasty! I'll try to make it soon.
Mr. Rush said…
Does it really taste good? I'm skeptical!
Alisa said…
I love this cake! Thanks for sharing this,I cant wait to try it!
Sapuche said…
Hi Tan! This looks delicious. Corn is such a versatile ingredient, especially in Thailand and Vietnam. Can you easily get "tod man khao pod" from street vendors in Bangkok? Thanks, too, for your nice comments on my blog! It's always good to hear from you. :) -Sapuche
i have never try this dish before so i will try it for sure.
I only found out recently that corn is frequently used in Thai cooking. Now I'm searching all over for Thai recipes that use it. This looks great!
Quay Po Cooks said…
I have tasted lots of Thai dessert but not this one. Looks really delicious. This will be the next dessert I am going make for my family, Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Your pictures are gorgeous too!