What do you have for dessert in Thailand??
This is one of many questions that I have got asked a lot about Thai desserts.
Yes !!! we do have desserts and Thai people love desserts including me. I am not a big fan of desserts but I still have them sometime when I need a bit of something sweet.
When I was a child I was growing up with my relative who had dessert cart where she sold on the street .She made 15-20 types of Thai desserts everyday. I helped her a lot when I was with her and I learned from her by making them.
Thai desserts can be eaten in warm or cold. A lot of Thai desserts contain with coconut cream, palm sugar, white sugar and flour.
This is one of many Thai desserts ” Black sticky rice pudding ”
Recipe ( 4 serves)
½ cup black sticky rice, rinsed once and soaked in water for at least 3 hours or over night.
½ cup glutinous rice (white sticky rice), rinsed once and soaked in water for at least 3 hours.
3½ cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 cup taro, diced 1 cm
1 cup coconut cream
½ tsp salt
- In a big mixing bowl, add both of stick rices and wash both of sticky rices with water few times then drain.
- In a saucepan fill 3cups of water and leave on over medium to high heat. Then bring the water to a boil.
- After boiling add black and white sticky rice. Use spoon to mix well.
- Bring to boil. After boiling reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally to prevent sticky rice get burnt and stick on the bottom of the saucepan. This will take 15-20 minutes.
- When sticky rices are soften add sugar in.
- Add cooked taro then mix well.
- Bring to boil again and turn off the heat.
- In a small saucepan over low heat add 1cup coconut cream and ½ tsp salt.
- Stir well with spoon until coconut hot but not boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Peel the skin and dice 1 cm.
- In a steamer with boiling water place diced taro, cover with lid and steam for 5 minutes or until cook.
- Alternatively place diced taro in a microwave with high temperature and cook for 3 minutes.
Now, you can enjoy Thai dessert as I do