5 Thai charms with 5 ancient Thai desserts
Thai traditional desserts and their meaning are believed to bring auspiciousness. That’s why they are often served in special occasions and events. THAIGUIDE believes that many of you are well acquainted with the desserts labeled “Thong” like Thongyib, Thongyod, Foythong. But today, we will introduce you “5 ancient Thai desserts” that are beautiful, believed to bring fortune and rare to find nowadays.
1. ทองเอก (Thong Ek)
2. จ่ามงกุฎ หรือ ดาราทอง (Jamongkut / Dara Thong)
3. เสน่ห์จันทร์ (Sa-Nae Jan)
4. กระเช้าสีดา (Kra Chaw Sida)
5. กุหลาบชาววัง (Gulab Shaw Wang)
Thong Ek : The candy is topped with shiny gold leaf, expressing elegance. Furthermore, the word “Ek” means being a leader. The candy is popular to use to celebrate one’s promotions.
Jamangkut or Darathong is not only difficult to make, but also has prosperous meanings. That is, the candy represents honor or supreme leaders. It is often used to celebrate one’s promotion. As well, the candy is also known as Darathong and Thong Ek Krajang, but its appearance that is similar to a crown has made the name Jamongkut more popular. In fact, Jamongkut, during King Rama the 2nd’s reign, was another dessert, made of glutenous flour.
Kra Chaw Sida : This traditional Thai dessert is quite difficult to find. That is because the procedure of making the delicate basket requires skills. This dessert is inspired by “Kra Chaw Sida” in the Ramayana literature.
Gulab Shaw Wang : the dessert is featured with beautiful appearance, blooming like a rose. It tastes like “Kanom Ar Lour” But the signature of this dessert is pie dough at the bottom that blends the flavors.
Sa-Nae Jan: “Sa-Nae Jan” means “Charm” after the alluring scent of the Diospyros decandra (Luk Jan). When the fruit is ripe, its yellow color is very beautiful. The candy is used in wedding ceremony or as a gift to represent affection.
Author : ชิลวนไป by แพนด้าบวมน้ำ