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Apr 29, 2007 09:51 PM

Mysterious Thai dessert

At a (late) Thai New Year festival today, I purchased a box of a wonderful homemade dessert that I would love to replicate at home.
The box contained gelatinous little cubes of an opaque, dull mossy green color, rolled in coconut and salt. They tasted exactly like fresh corn sweet tamales. I've eaten and made many Asian desserts, but I can't begin to imagine what goes into this one. The texture was much softer than most I've had, and the flavor was completely unique. It was definitely not pandan-flavored. I would have asked the woman who sold them to me for more information, but she didn't speak much English.
I've already eaten all but one, and I feel I could eat these every day without growing tired of them. Any ideas?

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  1. The Thai word for sweets is "khanom" (most common transliteration) so I did a search for khanom Thai and found this website: http://asiarecipe.com/thaisweets.html . But I don't know my Thai sweets so that's all I have for you.

    Good luck!

    1. Is it something like the photo shown here for khanom chan (aka kanom chan or chun)? I don't see any recipes online but could check my Thai cookbooks.


      1. If you could take a picture, or get the woman who sold you them to write the name in Thai, I might be able to help. I don't know what it is from the description (first thought was pandan)

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        1. re: cee

          Thanks to you and the others who replied. The dessert was not seattledebs' website, but there is some great stuff that I definitely make at home.
          Cee, I will stop by the Thai temple sometime soon and ask more about it. I'll post again when I know more.