If you’re staying in one of Thailand’s private villas, you can take your pick from an array of delicious local desserts. The private chef can prepare most them fresh or the staff can nip out and buy some swat treats from a local street stall.
As well as boasting magnificent facilities, beach access and spectacular ocean views, many of Thailand’s top private villas come with their own private chef.
For guests that like to indulge their sweet tooth from time to time, this is great news, as there will be plenty of chances for your chef to cook up a range of delectable Thai desserts.
The sweet selection can range from traditional Thai fruit platters right through to more unusual local treats like fried ice cream.
Once you’ve settled into the property, your villa manager will be able to sit down with you to plan out a menu plan for your stay – including plenty of irresistible sweets.
Below are a few ideas to tickle your taste buds.
If you’re on a health kick or in the mood for a lighter sweet after your main meal, then nibbling on a platter of fresh Thai fruit could be the ideal option. In addition to popular choices like pineapple, mango and watermelon, Thailand’s fresh produce markets serve up an array of more unusual goods, including dragon fruit, rambutan and papaya – if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. The presentation of your fruit platter is one of the things that makes it such a special dessert, as your villa’s chef will be able to carve the fruit into delicate shapes for a dessert with extra wow factor.
If counting calories isn’t a concern, then you should not miss out on the chance to try fried ice cream in Thailand. There is some debate as to where this decadent dish originated, with some people claiming it comes from the US, despite the fact that its tempura-like appearance gives it a distinctly Japanese feel. A breaded scoop of ice cream is quickly deep fried in fat, creating a warm crispy shell with a sweet, creamy filling inside. This is one dessert that’s sure to go down a treat if you’re travelling with little ones.
Next up is another decadent dessert. This time something that’s served up in Asian restaurants all over the world – banana fritters. Of course, in your private villa, all of the desserts you sample will be homemade, so you can look forward to chowing down on fritters with the sweetest of bananas and the crunchiest of golden batters. Your villa manager will also be able to help you personalise the way this dish is served, whether you fancy it with ice cream, syrup or perhaps even a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Classic Thai Sweerts
If dessert is your favourite part of the meal, then it would be a grave error to leave Thailand without trying what is perhaps its most famous dessert dish – mango sticky rice. Fragrant, juicy slices of fresh mango are served atop a bed of sweet, sticky rice. Thanks to the coconut sauce drizzled over the top of this dessert, each bite represents a little bit of heaven. There are different versions as well, with black and green sticky rice often making an appearance in restaurants across Thailand.
If you’ve ever wandered through a Thai food market and past the street food vendors, it’s likely that you’ll have set eyes on one of the most irresistible Thai desserts– Khanom Krok. Made from rice flour and loaded up with a coconut filling, these little dumplings are moulded into small kettle cakes that look a bit like pancakes. They’re then topped with an array of tasty garnishes, from sweet corn to green onions. As well as being one of the most melt-in-your-mouth desserts to try in your private villa, they could be an excellent dish to tackle if you are planning to arrange a cooking lesson with your villa’s professional chef.