Exploring Our Favorite Thai Desserts

Savory dishes like Pad Thai and Green Curry often come to mind when one thinks of Thai cuisine. While we do have all of these savory favorites on our menu, we also believe in looking at the sweeter side our Thai restaurant can bring customers.

Thai cuisine offers a treasure trove of delightful and decadent desserts that are as beautiful as they are delicious. From intricate creations to simple yet satisfying treats, Thai desserts offer a unique blend of flavors and textures that are truly worth exploring.

Join us and take your taste buds on a journey through our favorite Thai desserts and what makes them a delicacy in their own right.

Mango Sticky Rice

Yes, we had to start with Mango Sticky Rice. It’s as iconic to Thai food as spice itself. Known in the motherland as “Khao Niao Mamuang,” this heavenly dessert combines the natural sweetness of ripe mangoes with the creamy richness of coconut-infused sticky rice.

Sticky rice is a tasty dessert that melts in your mouth and leaves a lingering sweetness that begs you to take another bite.

Aside from the texture and flavors of the base dessert. the addition of a drizzle of coconut milk and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds elevates this dish to another level of indulgence.

Tub Tim Grob

Tub Tim Grob, also known as “Red Rubies,” is a delicious, fun, tasty, and visually pleasing treat.

Red Rubies features translucent water chestnut cubes, resembling rubies, soaked in a fragrant syrup made with pandan leaves and rose water.

If you want a break from Thai food spices, go for this dessert. It’s commonly served chilled with a generous scoop of shaved ice and coconut milk, Tub Tim Grob offers a refreshing burst of flavors and a delightful contrast in textures. Each bite is like a little taste of paradise.

Thong Yip

Made from egg yolk, flour, and sugar, these thread-like desserts are meticulously woven together into intricate patterns, resulting in a visually stunning dish.

Thong Yip is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds, offering a delicate sweetness that is hard to resist.

For the Adventurous…

If you want a dessert that makes you feel cool while you’re eating it, look no further than Sangkaya Fak Thong. This intriguing dessert features a custard made from coconut milk, eggs, and palm sugar, served inside a hollowed-out pumpkin.

The pumpkin acts as a natural flavor vessel that infuses the custard with its sweet aroma and brings a touch of earthiness to the dish. The combination of creamy custard and tender pumpkin creates a truly unique, harmonious balance of flavors.

Thai Street Food Goes Beyond the Noodle

If you're a fan of Thai street food, you won't want to miss out on Kanom Krok. These bite-sized coconut pancakes are made from a batter consisting of rice flour, coconut milk, and sugar.

Cooked in a special cast-iron pan with individual half-spherical molds, Kanom Krok develops a crisp outer layer while remaining soft and gooey inside.

There’s no syrup on these pancakes, though! They are often topped with sweet corn, scallions, or taro, adding an extra layer of texture and flavor.

Thai-Style Crepe

If you love crepes, Khanom Buang is a dessert that is right up your alley. This Thai-style crepe is made from a batter of rice flour and coconut milk, then cooked until crispy.

It is traditionally filled with a mixture of sweet meringue-like cream and shredded coconut. The combination of sweet and savory flavors and crispy and creamy textures makes Khanom Buang a delightful treat that will satisfy your craving for an exotic dessert.

Get Your Taste Buds Acquainted With Thai Flavors With Family Thais!

Thai desserts are a feast for the senses and reflect the country's rich culinary heritage. While you won’t find all of these desserts at every Thai restaurant in Dallas, at least you’ll have a leg up on the best choices on any menu you find.

Each dessert tells a story, showcasing the unique flavors, ingredients, and techniques that make Thai cuisine so beloved worldwide.

So, whenever you’re ready to step into a taste of Thai cuisine you won’t forget, stop in at Family Thais. Contact us today to learn more about our menu and current dessert offerings.