Doesn’t that look delicious? I could almost eat the picture! Yesterday afternoon, I got into the lift at school at the same time as one of the Thai teachers. She had obviously just got back from a trip to Paknam market. I didn’t even have to ask her what she had bought. She opened it up and showed me a delicious looking dessert. She then gave it to me. She must have seen the saliva dripping from the corner of my mouth. I tried to say no but she was being typically Thai and wouldn’t take no for an answer. Though I must admit I didn’t put up much of a fight of refusing it. The dessert looked so delicious. I asked her what the name was and she said “khao nieow dtut” ( ข้าวเหนียวตัด ) which means sticky rice slices.
Arriving in the computer room one of my teachers there asked what I had. I showed her and she said “oh, it is khao nieow naa nuan” (ข้าวเหนียวหน้านวล )! I said no, it is “khao nieow dtut”. She insisted it wasn’t. I then asked five different Thai people and ended up with them splitting into two different camps. It would now seem that this dessert is known by two different names though “khao nieow dtut” seems to be more popular!
Anyway, you may recognize the topping as being similar to khanom thuay which I talked about before. The white topping is made from rice flour, salt and coconut cream. In this case, as you can see, the layer is much thicker. The second layer here is also different. It is sticky rice. Overall, a very good dessert. And it only costs 5 baht per slice! In the picture you can see two slices.
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