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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, desserts, Thailand

Banana roti with condensed milk and sugar, iced coffee and Chinese tea at a roadside eatery

Making roti on a street cart, desserts, Thailand

Making roti on a street cart

Folding a roti, desserts, Thailand

Folding a roti

Ready to eat! Banana roti drizzled with chocolate sauce, sliced and served on paper with wooden sticks to eat, desserts, Thailand

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, desserts, Thailand

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, desserts, Thailand

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, desserts, Thailand

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, desserts, Thailand

Kanom pan ping (toasted bread drenched with condensed milk and sprinkled with sugar), iced coffee, and Chinese tea at a night stall


Thai Street Food: Tasting a Kingdom Stall By Stall

In Thailand, locals eat cheap, taste bud tickling street food every day, sweet, spicy, salty and sour; stir-fried, deep-fried and grilled. Flavors for every mood and palate, aroma drenched smoke drifting off sizzling woks and glowing grills.

Hawkers sell from makeshift stalls, carts and baskets, in streets, markets and temple fairs. Some already prepared dishes, others cooked to order, all seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices.

Here’s some of my favorite Thai street food photos to make your mouth water!

Selling meat and fish balls on sticks, street food, Thailand

Selling meat and fish balls on sticks.

Chicken, pork and fish balls, sausages and prawns on sticks, street food, Thailand

Chicken, pork and fish balls, sausages and prawns on sticks.

Assortment of grilled meats and fish on sticks, street food, Thailand

Assortment of grilled meats and fish on sticks.

Chestnut seller, Street food, Thailand

Chestnut seller.

Night market stall, street food, Thailand

Night market stall. Rice and noodle dishes made to order.

Fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls and corn, street food, Thailand

Fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls and corn.

Cart with medley of sausages and fries, street food, Thailand

Cart with medley of sausages and fries.

Deep fried chicken, giant grilled ribs and iced drinks, street food, Thailand

Deep fried chicken, giant grilled ribs and iced drinks.

Fried array of bugs, street food, Thailand

Fried array of bugs.

Fried bugs sold in tubs drizzled in soy sauce, street food, Thailand

Fried bugs sold in tubs drizzled in soy sauce.

More crispy fried bugs, street food, Thailand

More crispy fried bugs.

Vendors selling eggs cooked on portable charcoal grill, dried squid on sticks, peanuts and fruit, street food, Thailand

Vendors selling eggs cooked on portable charcoal grill, dried squid on sticks, peanuts and fruit.

Selling plastic cups filled with strawberries drenched in sugar, street food, Thailand

Selling plastic cups filled with strawberries drenched in sugar.

Yellow khao mok gai (a muslim dish with chicken) and meat balls, street food, Thailand

Yellow khao mok gai (a muslim dish with chicken) and meat balls.

Tort man pla (fish cakes) and kai nok ka ta (quail eggs), street food, Thailand

Tort man pla (fish cakes) and kai nok ka ta (quail eggs).

Dried squid, street food, Thailand

Dried squid.

Deep fried chicken and sticky rice (khao neeow), street food, Thailand

Deep fried chicken and sticky rice (khao neeow).

Grilled meat, street food, Thailand

Grilled meat.

Grilled fish, street food, Thailand

Grilled fish.

Deep fried potato twists on sticks, street food, Thailand

Deep fried potato twists on sticks.

Deep-fried and grilled chicken, street food, Thailand

Deep-fried and grilled chicken.

Squid on sticks served with chili sauce, street food, Thailand

Squid on sticks served with chili sauce.

Grilled prawns and squid on sticks, street food, Thailand

Grilled prawns and squid on sticks.

More squid and meat on sticks, street food, Thailand

More squid and meat on sticks.

Fried meats, sticky rice and pork cake, street food, Thailand

Fried meats, sticky rice and pork cake.

Meats and fish on sticks, street food, Thailand

Meats and fish on sticks.