Thai people are not only good for cooking Thai dishes but Thai dessert is also delicious and famous. Many of Thai dessert cooking have coconut milk as the main ingredient since coconut is easily to find. Let’s get to know the Thai dessert that Thai people eat in daily life.
Sticky rice and Mango (Khao Niew Ma Mung)
Mango and sticky rice dish is the top famous Thai dessert. It is a combination of light sweet, slightly salty and creamy(oily). To eat sticky rice with ripe mongo is perfection dessert. The best type of mango is namdokmai. It is soft and sweet. The mango season is during Summer in Thailand, March – June.
You can easily find mango in any market in Bangkok and Thailand. However, if you get the good sticky rice , you will really fall in love with this menu. Personally, this is the best dish of my mom cooking. However, Kor Panich at old city is the best that I also like it. This shop is not far from Buddha market or giant swing. Address 431-433 Tanow road : 02-221-3554
By the way, many restaurants in hotel serve this dish. It is not easy to find when you come to Bangkok at the right season.
Sticky rice and rip mango
Kor Panich - dessert menu made of Kaw neaw moon
Bananas in coconut cream (Kluay Bouch chee)
This is a Thai dessert may look like coconut soup in Bananas. It is also light sweet, slightly salty and creamy from coconut milk. The ingredient is consists of sugar, coconut milk, lime water (for soaking in banana) , and unripe banana . The cooking is very easy just boil coconut milk and add all ingredients. But the hard thing is to add all ingredients in the right proportion to make it good taste. Thai cooking do not has exact measure which is hard to tell.
Recommend shop : I do not have a specific shop since my mom cook this dish as always. But I do my homework and check at Jea Kanom wan , a street vendor in Chinatown .
Banana - Ripe banana good for Kluy buch chee
cut banana sok in lime water
Ready to eat Kloy Bouch chee
Isaranupap street. Open 10.30-11.00 or 13.00 from Monday to Satuaday – 02- 266-9571 or 086-524-6544
Coconut milk pudding (Khanom Thuay)
It is a Thai dessert in small cup. It is rice flour and Toayaimom flour, coconut milk and sugar. This dessert has two layers which use different proportion. Mixed all ingredients and stream each layer one at the time.
In young age when I was in the village, the street vendor will carry this for sale direct to my house and my neighbor. This sales channel is not valid anymore. One place that I would like to recommend is Ko Te Koaw Man Kai. This is a chain shop sales chicken and steam rice
Thai style roti
Roti is from India and eat with main food. But in Thailand we eat it as dessert. The street vendor has special cart and walk around small streets of Thailand. The cook roti can be add eggs, chocolate, yams , sugar and condensed milk as you prefer.
Most roti street vendor run by south Asian man, from Bangladesh or India. I was wonder that do they serve this kind of dessert at their home or not.
This is the roti shop when we saw and taste it during food tour.
Roti -Thai dessert
Fired Thai Roti by add fruit and things you like
Bua Loy is another dish cook in coconut milk. This dessert use flour ball made off taro instead of banana. It is similar taste to Kluay Bouch chee but more complicate when making a ball.
Some shop they add eggs inside. We found one shop in dindeang market which is open for 2-3 hours a day. We were at the shop one hour after it was open, we notice that it was sold out.
Bua loy - P ngeg busy as always
Bua loy - Boil
Bua loy - Dindeang
Taptip Krob (water chestnut in ice coconut milk )
It is very similar to Bua loy which as coconut milk as the main ingredient. It looks like a soup but we eat it with ice. This is a cold dessert instead of warm cooked as other dessert. The pink color inside the dessert is cooked water chestnut. Cut the water chestnut into a square shape and cover with flour with red color. Then put it on boiled water.
One of the most famous place is in Wong Wian yai. Open daily 09.00-12.00 (except 4th Wednesday of each months) . It is opposite to Robison department store. Tel 02-438-2118 and 02-437-8077.
We hope you get idea of Thai dessert and where to find it in Bangkok.