Mouth-Watering delicacies that can only found in Bangkok – A treat for your sweet tooth

Thai cuisine is well known for its fiery hot curries and chilled stir-fried dishes. Many people often fail to notice that there is another side to the Thai cuisine which has some of the sweetest delicacies you can ever taste.

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Thai cuisine features some of the best desserts and sweets you can ever taste and being a tropical nation most of these dishes are made from delicious and exotic tropical ingredients. Here are the top four picks of decadent desserts suggested by The Dine and Wine.

Mango and Sticky rice (Khao new mamuang)

Mango sticky rice

Mango sticky rice | Dennis Wong | (CC BY 2.0)


The first dish in the list is the Mango and Sticky rice. Treat your plate with slow cooked coconut sticky rice with perfectly ripe and juicy mangoes topped with generous amounts of rich and creamy coconut milk. There is also a notoriously pungent version of sticky and sweet coconut rice and you get to try it with durian.

Pancakes (Roti)

thai roti

Takeaway, Thai green chicken curry and roti, CC BY-SA 3.0


You can enjoy this food item in most of the Street food stalls which are some of the best local places to eat and savour delicious food in Bangkok. Known by locals as roti; it is made from dough that is flipped continuously on a hot skillet until it becomes flaky on the outside. The roti is then served with banana or pineapple fillings topped with a drizzle of sweet and creamy condensed milk.

Luk Chup

luk chup miniature fruit/vegetable-shaped candy (made with mung bean paste)

Susan Slater, 154 – khanom luk chup, CC BY-SA 4.0


This sweet made it to the list not only for its rich and distinctive taste but also for its colourful and artistic presentation. The sweet is made by boiling mung bean, coconut milk, and sugar into a pulp. Which is then kneaded into different shapes mostly miniature sized fruits? The sweet is then coated with jelly to give it a glossy and colourful look you can find these sweets in a best local bakery or traditional sweets shop.

Sweet sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves

Sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.

McKay Savage , Vietnam 08 – 161 – sticky rice at the market (3187495012), CC BY 2.0


This distinctive sticky rice sweet is prepared with sticky rice slowly cooked in coconut milk and sugar, the rice is the then molded around sweet taro root or banana then grilled being wrapped in banana leaves. What emerges from the grill afterward is a heavenly dessert that is deliciously sweet and gooey on the inside with a slightly charred, crispy outside.


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Feast on Street Food

There’s a universe to be explored where Bangkok’s street-food is concerned, and not everything is unhealthy as you might expect. Be sure to check out food-courts as well since they’re known for their astonishing range.

Markets Over Malls

You can discover everything that is available at the many malls in Bangkok for much cheaper prices by visiting open markets. You can also experience a hallmark of Thai culture by doing this. The Pratunam Markets, in particular, are ideal.

Learn to Barter

Once you’re exploring the markets of Bangkok, you can bring down the prices even more by learning the fine art of bartering. Most items can easily be brought down to around 80% of the quoted amount by a quick haggle.

Do Not Take the Taxi Parked Outside the Hotel

If you’re staying at one of many Bangkok city hotels centrally located, such as AVANI Atrium Bangkok you will always find friendly taxi drivers right outside the entrance. The fixed rate they quote will generally always be much higher than the usual travel charges.

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Historical attractions in Hong Kong – Explore the Heritage of a Monumental Metropolis

20091002 Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha

Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha | Img credit : Jakub Hałun20091002 Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha 6329CC BY-SA 4.0

 

 

Hong Kong is a place with a captivating story, and there are many places you can visit to discover the historical background of one of the most famous cities in the world.

 

Murray House
Situated at the tranquil coastal town of Stanley, the Murray House is one of the most beautiful and captivating examples of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage. The house boasts Victorian architectural design, and was built in 1844 and was named after Sir George Murray, who was a politician and British army officer.

 

The Peak Tram
This is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, and the best way to tackle it is through the tram system that has been in operation since 1888. Although the trams have received a series of modern modifications, they still have a distinctly vintage feel.

 

Ride the Star Ferry
This iconic vessel has been operating in Hong Kong waters ever since 1880, and still takes daily tours between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. Pretty much all 5 Star Hotels in Hong Kong would be familiar with the ferry, so if you’re staying at a place such as The Murray, Hong Kong, be sure to inquire about the Star Ferry.

 

Visit Tao O
With a history of more than three centuries, this fishing village exists entirely on stilts and is the domain of the Tanka People. A visit to the village is like a trip through time allowing people to experience a much simpler time.

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+