Have you heard of Thai style coconut rice custard?
Thailand is famous for its various types of tropical fruits. A lot of foreigners get excited when visiting Thai local market and seeing not just hundred types of food at once but all the colourful fruits offered. One of them that we really can't skip is coconut! Coconuts are everywhere! and we really use them for pretty much everything, savoury food, sweet treats, drinks and all that. One delicious coconutty dessert I would love to share today has always been my favourite since I was a kid! 'Thai style Coconut rice custard'
Kanom Tuay (ขนมถ้วย)
Kanom means snack/dessert
Tuay means cups
'Thai style coconut rice custard' or 'Kanom Tuay' is a steamed Thai sweet separated into two layers. The lower layer made of rice flour, pandan juice and sugar and the top layer made of thick coconut milk.
The reason I'm talking about Kanom Tuay today is because, last time when we're down south in Chumphon, we found a good one! On the way from Chumphon city to a secret beach ,a bit up of the city about 5 km. There's this catchy small street stall smiled at us so we couldn't help stopping by :)
Kanom Tuay Mae Lek (ขนมถ้วยแม่เล็ก)
This shop is sure pretty small but the dessert sure made with love. It's all homemade and family owned. When we got there, the daughter came out and welcome us warmly. She gave us a few cups of kanom tuays to try to make sure we like it before spending any money.
I was also curious if they really made them in house and who made all those. She showed me around the small shop and even let me walk inside to see the process of making Kanom Tuay.
The process that we see right here is when they finished steaming the lower part of the dessert and were waiting till it cools down. After that they top them with the upper layer and steam them again.
We ordered a box of 8 pieces for 20THB ($0.7).
It's going to be hard for you to miss the place as it's on the way from the city to the famous beach in Chumphon called Thung Wua Laen Beach (หาดทุ่งวัวแล่น) and also to that secret beach, of course! That's how we found out about it.
The food tastes more delicious when it's made with love <3
It's not just about the dessert that we love but how how friendly and welcoming the owners are. Plus the fact that's it's homemade and family owned. Totally a good way to support the small local business while travelling!
Official facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/kanormtouymaelek/
Address : เลขที่ 128/31 หมู่ 3 นาชะอัง นาชะอัง Tambon Bang Mak, เมือง Chang Wat Chumphon 86000
Tel : 094 327 8922
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