What is Thai dessert [Khanom Wan Thai]?
Dessert is a part of every culture in the world, as a meal it always comes at the end to finish table. Most dessert consists as something sweet, creamy, and fluffy but Thai dessert [The word in Thai is: Khanom Wan Thai] is not likely in that way. It does not come to finish the table in every meal; however, Thais cook dessert only for important occasions such as weddings, new year, and ordination ceremonies. Thai Khanom Wan Thai is full of charm and meticulousness. It’s different than western desserts because the common ingredients are egg, flour, rice, sugar, coconut, and natural scent.
Thai Dessert Menu
Mango Sticky Rice
Since mango loves hot weather, it’s a perfect match with Thailand. Thailand has mango all year and this mango sticky rice become popular for everyone. It is sticky rice soaks in coconut milk and serves with ripe mango. The sweetness from mango will combine with sticky rice and this is definitely the most famous dessert in Thailand for foreigners as well. Mango sticky rice is easy to make and this is the recipe.
Woon Thai Dessert
Woon is a Thai jelly dessert, it’s obviously the easiest thing to make and also to find from the street. Woon makes from water, gelatin, and sugar as a base, you can add any flavour you want. In Thailand, they mostly use natural scents, for example; Pandan, Butterfly pea, coconut, or any flower. You can check out the Woon Thai dessert recipe here.
Pumpkin Custard is one of the traditional desserts in Thailand, it made from pumpkin, coconut sugar, egg, and coconut milk. This dessert is called “San Kha Ya” in Thai, it’s basically custard inside the pumpkin, the sweetness from custard mixes with a pumpkin that soft and tasty, it doesn’t surprise if people will like this menu a lot. The Pumpkin Custard’s recipe here.
Luk Chup is the most colorful dessert in Thailand that made from ground mung beans, make to any shape you want. Not only make to shape but people also decorate it with natural colors. Luk Chup has been with Thais for ages and even the time has passed, it’s still popular and can find in any floating market. Luk Chup’s recipe is here to follow.
Khanom Chan is a traditional dessert that usually serves in an auspicious ceremony. People believe that it needs to have 9 layers [9 is the number that represents growth and progress]. The ingredients of Khanom Chan are coconut, sugar, and many different types of flour.
A classic dessert in Thailand that looks like colorful tiny balls in coconut milk. It actually is rice flour and natural food color. There are a lot in any market in Thailand or if you can’t, why do not make yourself one? Bua Loy’s recipe is here.