M&M’s and Skittles are my all time favorite. I also enjoy chocolate and chocolate cakes and cheesecakes but for today’s corner view I wanted to share a little about the wonderful world of Thai Sweets.
Thai sweets or Khanom Thai are unique and have a colorful appearance. They also have very distinct flavors.
Kao Niaw Ma-Muang (sweet sticky rice with ripe mango and coconut cream) is as adventurous as it gets for me when it comes to trying Thai sweets/desserts. Maybe because I know what I’m getting.
Aren’t they colorful? I’ve never actually tried these because I’m not a bean person but they look too pretty to eat. I think the gelatine and sugar used for the coating makes them bright and shiny.
But I’ve had these before - Khanom Krok (Coconut pudding).
They’re delicious. I’ve learnt that it’s a basic mixture of flour batter and coconut cream cooked in a pan over charcoal. They’re common and can be found in most places around Thailand especially with many street vendors.
Thai sweets and desserts are more than just something sweet to enjoy after a spicy herbal meal. They’re also used in Buddhist rituals and ceremonies and are popular gifts for special occasions.
This plate below is what someone might take with them as a gift.
note: the photos’ are from google. – I always forget to take pictures on the food
So there you have it. Khanom Thai.
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