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Traditional Thai Desserts - Ja Mongkut

An assortment of traditional Thai desserts made from egg yoke (Koh Kret, Nonthaburi)

Posted on 23 Jun 10

By Catherine

Thai desserts (khanom Thai) have played an important role on Buddhist rituals and ceremonies and are very popular gifts for special occasions. Thai sweets, or ‘Kanom Thai’, have unique, colorful appearance and distinct flavours. The art of Thai desserts have been passed down through the generations. Some of today’s Thai desserts are on record as far back as the Sukhothai period, almost 800 years ago. The names of each dessert also represent positive symbolic meanings to promote prosperity and success to participants in such auspicious occasion.

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