Thailand’s Sweet Tooth: Decadent Desserts
Thais have a sweet tooth and a heavy hand with sugar in much of their cuisine but especially, as in any culture, in desserts and candies.
Following on from my post Thai Street Food: Tasting a Kingdom Stall By Stall here are a few popular Thai desserts.
Sadly, I don’t yet have a photo of my personal favorite, mango with sticky rice slathered in coconut milk and sprinkled with sesame seeds. It’s always gone before my camera comes out!
Banana roti with condensed milk and sugar, iced coffee and Chinese tea at a roadside eatery
Making roti on a street cart
Folding a roti
Ready to eat! Banana roti drizzled with chocolate sauce, sliced and served on paper with wooden sticks to eat
Selling kanom beu ung at a street stall
Pieces of bamboo filled with khao lam (a mixture of sticky rice, coconut milk, black beans and taro root) cooking over charcoal at a street stall
Kanom beu ung waiting for buyers at a street stall
Kanom pan ping (toasted bread drenched with condensed milk and sprinkled with sugar), iced coffee, and Chinese tea at a night stall
I think I need to do a culinary tour of Thailand one of these days. Mouth-watering!
May 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm
Meghan, I highly recommend it! Each region has it’s specialties but my posts have barely scratched the surface!
May 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm