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 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 is 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.
Strolling around Bangkok or any city in Thailand, you may notice Roti carts at many street corners.
Like a crispy pancake, Roti is a tasty pan-fried bread of Muslim origin. This Thai dessert is usually served with condensed milk and sugar and works great with savory fillings.
Different versions vary from vendor to vendor and province to province.
I especially love banana Roti with banana and Nutella. It’s delightful to watch a street vendor skillfully prepare 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.
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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 enjoy at any time easily.
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 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 combines sweet sticky rice and coconut milk steamed in bamboo tubes.
Sometimes the chefs add black beans or sesame seeds and use white or red sticky rice.
Khao Lam is widely sold on the streets at affordable prices, only about 20 baht.
Thai custard bread
Kanom Pang Sang Kaya is a delicious pandan custard bread that you should try in Thailand.
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’s 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.