In Thailand, the most popular desserts are not cakes and cookies like you’ll find in other countries. Most Thai kitchens don’t use ovens, so popular desserts are not baked. Traditional Thai desserts are made from rice, coconut milk, and sugar, as well as less common dessert ingredients, such as sweet corn or kidney beans. Some egg-based Thai desserts exist,which came from the influence of Portuguese missionaries. Fruit is also a common thai dessert, served plain and sliced.
One of the most popular Thai desserts is Mango with sticky rice, covered in sweet coconut milk. This is only available when mangoes are in season, so if you see it on the menu, order it quick!
Banana leaf sticky rice is also tasty! It’s made from sticky rice, coconut milk, sugar, sweet black beans, all candied in a banana leaf wrapper and ready for you to eat.
For something a little different, try a palm leaf treat. Flour, coconut meat, sugar and salt grilled in a palm leaf wrapper.
Or try an egg yolk flower treat! Egg yolk, sugar, and flower water boiled in sugar syrup and formed into flower like shapes.
Other desserts include puddings and ice creams, perfect for hot days.