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Dessert for Thai dinner???

LoN Dec 13, 2009 04:37 PM

My sister-in-law is having several for dinner and ordering in from a great Thai restaurant in her area. I volunteered to bring dessert BEFORE I realized what she was serving. I believe she is also having appetizers before dinner - so all in all there will be plenty of food. My question is....what the heck do I bring for dessert? There will be couples there that we have never met, so no idea as to their tastes. I was thinking perhaps some green tea gelato and in keeping with the holiday spirit, a small plate of sweets?? I have a good repetoire of Xmas dessert items but am open to suggestions in keeping with the Thai flavours!! Thanks!

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    mountaincachers Dec 13, 2009 04:55 PM

    I have made green tea ice cream before, and I think that would go well. Other options would be coconut milk ice cream (which would be very cooling if the meal was spicy) or a mango sorbet.

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    1. re: mountaincachers
      yamalam Dec 14, 2009 09:33 AM

      I second mango sorbet! Maybe mango- mint or mango-basil.

    2. chicgail Dec 13, 2009 05:15 PM

      What about sticky rice with mango? It's a totally delicious, traditional and authentic end to a Thai meal and can be lovely. This looks like a good recipe for it. Some people say you should soak the rice before steaming it. However, I've seen some that include coconut flavoring or some other odd additions that I would avoid.


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        torty Dec 13, 2009 06:12 PM

        Most Thai deserts are pretty bland. If you have a specialty I would just do that. You can go the tropical fruit route, but I do not think it needed.

        1. jadec Dec 14, 2009 02:46 AM

          Coconut milk panna cotta with mangos

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            LauraGrace Dec 14, 2009 05:32 AM

            How about coconut panna cotta?

            Or, honestly, my first thought was some beautiful supremes of citrus (since they're in season -- satsumas or something) laid out on individual plates with Thai basil and a creamy coconut sauce. That would be VERY simple to do, and then you could do some caramels or something, maybe even Thai-spiced caramels!

            1. The Dairy Queen Dec 14, 2009 05:40 AM

              I love this steamed banana cake. I serve it in 4-oz ramekins. It can be served hot or cold.



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                thinks too much Dec 14, 2009 05:46 AM

                A really beautiful fruit plate: mangoes, orange, star fruit, kiwis, and asian pears.

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                1. re: thinks too much
                  sueatmo Dec 14, 2009 09:45 AM

                  Coconut ice cream. Buy it and serve with cubed pineapple.

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