June 28

Top 12 Thai Desserts


Thailand is famous for its delicious traditional cuisine and its famous street food. You've probably already tried some Thai desserts... But have you ever tried the following ones?

1. Khao Niao Mamuang (ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)

It is simply sticky rice with fresh mango slices and coconut milk. Khao Niao Mamouang is one of the most famous desserts in Thailand. See the recipe here


2. Khao Tom Mad (ข้าวต้มมัด)

2. Khao Tom Mad (ข้าวต้มมัด)

This dessert is made with sweet glutinous rice, coconut milk and black beans. The whole thing is candied in a banana leaf wrapper.

3. Khao Niao Sang Kaya (ข้าวเหนียวสังขยา)

3. Khao Niao Sang Kaya

This delicious dessert is made of sweet sticky rice and cream. A must try!  

4. Khanom Krok (ขนมครก)

4. Khanom Krok

These traditional little dumplings made with rice flour and coconut milk are often eaten with pieces of green onions, sweet corn or taro. I promise you'll love it!

5. Roti Gluay (โรตีกล้วย)

5. Roti Gluay

For breakfast or dessert, Roti Gluay is a kind of Thai pancake with eggs and banana pieces. For the greediest, you can add condensed milk on top or chocolate.


6. Takoh (ตะโก้)

6. Takoh

Do you like sweet and salty? You'll surely love takoh, a kind of coconut cream jelly served in banana leaves.

7. Khanom Thien (ขนมเทียน)

7. Khanom Thien

This pyramid-shaped dessert is made with tapioca flour and is filled with peanuts. Often eaten during holidays like Chinese New Year, khanom thien is sold everywhere, in the streets and in the markets.


8. Ruam Mid (รวมมิตร)

8. Ruam Mid

Ruam Mid is a very popular dessert in Thailand. Served in sweetened coconut milk, you can eat it with tapioca pearls, corn, jelly, pieces of jackfruit... It is best to eat it fresh or even add ice cubes.

9. Khanom Tan (ขนมตาล)

9. Khanom Tan

These yellow cupcakes are made from rice flour, palm sugar, coconut milk and pumpkin juice (for color). They are steamed in palm leaves and served along the streets of Bangkok.


10. Gluay Hom Cake (เค้กกล้วยหอม)

10. Gluay Hom Cake

This is simply a muffin flavored with banana. Soft and delicious to eat, you can easily find it in convenience stores like 7-Eleven (10 THB/part) or in supermarkets like Big C (about 35 THB for a large cake).


11. Aitim Khanom Pang (ไอติมขนมปัง)

11. Aitim Khanom Pang

How about this fabulous ice cream sandwich? This creative and original dessert is made with coconut ice cream, sticky rice, peanuts and condensed milk.


12. Khanom Chan (ขนมชั้น)

12. Khanom Chan

This popular Thai dessert is a mixture of coconut milk, sugar and flour.


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