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Jan 30, 2013 05:47 AM

Chiang Mai, Raming Tea House Lapis Cake

Raming Tea House is in Tha Pae Road outside the moat and we found it a heaven of peace in the big city.

But much more important is their "Lapis Cake" a rich layered cake with a very special fragrance. Quizzing the waitress only produced "cinnamon and lemon" and I'm positive that there is no cinnamon in it. I'm guessing Osmanthus? Flowery and fruity and downright intoxicating I would say.

So, anyone going to Chiang Mai, this cake is worth every sin* and if you have any idea what that heavenly taste could be, please report back!

*this from a firm believer in cheese only and I-don't-like-sweets-person

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  1. Indonesian kueh lapis uses cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, anise and cardamom I think.

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    1. re: jadec

      Thanks for the hint. And while the recipe for kueh lapis sounds right, the flavouring doesn't: the cake at Raming Tea House tastes flowery/fruity and not spicey.

      1. re: ZoeLouise

        Lapis Cake is typical of Indonesia (Lapis Legit) but not common in Thailand. Raming Tea House obviously came up with their own version, and a winner, too, by your account.

        The flower most used in flavoring/scenting traditional Thai desserts is jasmine.