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
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.
Chicken, pork and fish balls, sausages and prawns on sticks.
Assortment of grilled meats and fish on sticks.
Night market stall. Rice and noodle dishes made to order.
Fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls and corn.
Cart with medley of sausages and fries.
Deep fried chicken, giant grilled ribs and iced drinks.
Fried array of bugs.
Fried bugs sold in tubs drizzled in soy sauce.
More crispy fried bugs.
Vendors selling eggs cooked on portable charcoal grill, dried squid on sticks, peanuts and fruit.
Selling plastic cups filled with strawberries drenched in sugar.
Yellow khao mok gai (a muslim dish with chicken) and meat balls.
Tort man pla (fish cakes) and kai nok ka ta (quail eggs).
Deep fried chicken and sticky rice (khao neeow).
Deep fried potato twists on sticks.
Deep-fried and grilled chicken.
Squid on sticks served with chili sauce.
Grilled prawns and squid on sticks.
More squid and meat on sticks.
Fried meats, sticky rice and pork cake.
Meats and fish on sticks.