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Santal sherbet

While wandering around in Chiang Rai we encountered a tiny little shop specializing in homemade ice cream and sherbet. I picked santal (gratawn [กระท้อน] in Thai) over the other interesting flavors which included durian and longan.

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Chocolate covered seaweed for Valentine’s Day

I was at Chatujak Market around Valentine’s Day this year where I encountered some Thai TV stars and their crew promoting these chocolate covered seaweed treats. It’s a very odd combination and reminds me of something the people that eat peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches might enjoy. Seaweed is very popular in Thailand even though [...]

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Sweet jackfruit and sticky rice

This is an exquisite Thai dessert. Jackfruit stuffed with sweet sticky rice and covered in sweetened coconut cream (khao niaw kanun [ข้าวเหนียวขนุน]). The different jackfruit pieces also have different flavors of sticky rice in them (notice the colors?) but I’m not sure what they are. There’s not much else to say about this one except [...]

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Thai style pumpkin pie

This here is one of my favorite Thai desserts. I call it pumpkin pie, although technically the filling is a custard. Thai’s call it fak tawng sangkayaa [ฝักทอง สังขยา]. The cool part, as you can see, is that it is actually cooked in the pumpkin itself! This works out great for me because I always [...]

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Bua loi kai waan [บัวลอยไข่หวาน]

Yet another tasty Thai dessert. This is called bua loi kai waan [บัวลอยไข่หวาน] which literally means sweet rice flour balls and egg. It is served out of a hot, coconut cream broth being continually stirred in a huge vat. A raw egg is then cracked open and plopped in it and you are ready to [...]

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Candied lotus root

Candied lotus roots is a snack especially popular among the Chinese community. These are fairly thick cross sections of lotus root that have been candied. Don’t ask me about the candying process; I’ll just let you know that they are very sweet and kind of like a gummi candy. I don’t really notice any lotus [...]

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Chinese dessert

This is a really simple Chinese dessert. These are traditionally given as an offering during Chinese religious holidays and they are very abundant during those times. Some regular food stalls might even shut down their normal service and specialize in these for a few days prior to a significant day. After they are down with [...]

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Awesome dessert cheese

I have no idea what kind of cheese this is, but it was fabulous. It was served as a dessert at a decent restaurant in Italy. The cheese itself was very light and sweet, with a berry sauce on the side. I can barely get any cheese here in Asia, let alone these more unique [...]

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Thai style drink

You can’t admire all the interesting food on this side of the world while ignoring the huge variety of drinks.  Many of the drinks are actually desserts that are just packaged in a convenient way.  Here’s one particular drink (lawd chawng [ลอดช่อง]) and I’m not sure exactly what it is, but something along the lines [...]

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