10 Delicious Thai Desserts You Must Try In Thailand

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Not only famous for its beautiful scenery, but Thailand also attracts its visitors with delicious Thai food. Here is the list of 10 delicious and cheap Thai desserts that you should try on your trip to Thailand.

 

Mango sticky rice

Mango sticky rice is one of my favorite Thai sweet treats. Sticky rice is served with freshly sliced mango and coconut milk, creating an eye-catching, sweet and creamy taste. 

The best part of this dish is that you don’t need to visit any high-end restaurants but can try it at any street vendors. 

Ripe mango slices combined with sticky rice and coconut milk bring a fascinating appeal to diners.

Thai mango rice desserts

 

Thai milk tea

Made from black tea infused with spices, Thai milk tea is creamy and sweet with a tinge of bitterness.

This aromatic beverage gets its sweetness from condensed milk and sugar and served with ice.

A great part of this drink is its price. At just 20 baht, you can enjoy this delicious and refreshing Thai drink.

Thai milk tea drinks

 

Thai Roti

Strolling around Bangkok or any cities in Thailand, you may notice Roti carts at many street corners. 

Similar to a crispy pancake, Roti is a tasty pan-fried bread with Muslim origin. This Thai dessert is usually served with condensed milk and sugar but also works great with savory fillings.

Different versions are varying from vendors to vendors and provinces to provinces.

I especially love banana Roti with banana and Nutella. It’s delightful to watch a street vendor skillfully prepares a plain roti by stretching and flipping the dough and expertly frying it up with oil and butter.

 

Thai Coconut ice cream

After trying Thai coconut-based curry, why not order coconut ice cream as your dessert?

This coconut ice cream can be found on roadside street vendors from 12 baht to 20 baht ($0.58).

Although its name has “cream” in the title, there’s no dairy involved at all. It’s made from coconut milk, water, sugar, and a pinch of salt. My favorite is a combination of coconut and mango, topped with crushed peanuts.

Thai Coconut ice cream
Thai coconut ice cream is light in texture, creamy and perfect for a humid summer treat. 

 

Sangkaya Fak Thong

Thai pumpkin custard is your next-to-go Thai dessert!

This dessert is a unique combination of pumpkin, coconut milk, egg, palm sugar, and salt, creating a sweet and creamy taste.  

When purchasing, each pumpkin will be cut into 8 to 10 pieces, and each piece will be wrapped in a banana leaf for diners to easily enjoy at any time.

Thai pumpkin custard

 

Thai banana pudding

Khanom Gluay is a delicious Thai steamed banana pudding. It is slightly creamy, sweet, and topped with freshly grated coconut.

This dish is an excellent choice for those who have a sweet tooth. You can find this dish from many street vendors, especially at the bustling Chatuchak market.

Thai desserts banana pudding

 

Thai Khao Lam

Thai Khao Lam is one of the most common Thai desserts that you can find on street vendors. 

Quite similar to Vietnamese bamboo cooked rice, Thai Khao Lam is the combination of sweet sticky rice and coconut milk steamed in bamboo tubes.

Sometimes the chefs add black beans or sesame seeds and use either white or red sticky rice for this dish.

Khao Lam is widely sold on the streets at affordable prices, only about 20 baht. 

Thai Khao Lam desserts

 

Thai custard bread

Kanom Pang Sang Kaya is a delicious pandan custard bread that you should try in Thailand. 

Soft bread filled with custard cream is creamy, sweet, and tasty. Not only famous in Thailand, but it is also very popular in some other Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore and Malaysia.

custard bread

 

Choconana

Choconana is a fun Thai dessert that you can find at weekend markets in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Street vendors dip a frozen banana in a pot of melted chocolate and cover it with a layer of roasted peanuts or cereal grains. So, the Choconana was born, very simple, isn’t it?

Although the combination is a bit strange, many people love this Thai dessert and want to enjoy it because the taste is simple, unique, but delicious. 

 

Luk chup Mung bean candy

One of the most famous Thai desserts is Luk Chup colorful mung bean candy.

Luk Chup was introduced to Thailand by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The candy is made from green beans, sugar, and coconut water.

Its shapes are miniature fruits and vegetables such as mango, chili, mangosteen, strawberry, small watermelon, orange, and citrus.

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