Ancient Sukhothai Dessert HoppingSukhothai
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9AM – 11.15AM
Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you’ll enjoy this lovely dessert making class. Explore three types of Sukhothai traditional desserts rarely seen these days. These desserts have names with auspicious meanings, and are presented in traditional Thai auspicious ceremonies. They also convey local philosophy and beliefs. Khanom Si Tuay is common at wedding receptions, and is a symbol of a strong and eternal love. It combines lemon basil seeds, black sticky rice, popped rice, and Lod Chong (sweet worm-shape flour). Sangkaya Chao Na, translated to farmer’s custard, follows an ancient Sukhothai custard recipe. You won’t be making these desserts from a scratch. Khanom Kadaek Nga is made with pounded sticky rice balls mixed with sesame seeds. This dessert is an offering in the Rice Goddess worshipping ritual. Rather, you will be a helper of your host who demonstrates a few steps of how to make them. They are so delicious you cannot stop eating them!
- Experience local ways of life and daily routines of the people in Sukhothai's Old Town neighborhood
- Learn how villagers make the traditional desserts, Khanom Kadaek Nga and Sangkaya Chao Na, following their ancestors' recipes.
- Shop for local products that make great souvenirs to take home e.g. silverware, handicrafts, and products made of teak.
Depart from your accommodation.
- 8.45AM - 9.20AM
Learn how to make and history of Khanom Kadaek Nga, using a wooden mortar to pound the rice.
- 9.25AM – 10.20AM
Watch a local and help her make Sangkaya Chao Na or Farmer's Custard at Preedaphirom House
- 10.25AM – 10.55AM
Taste Khanom Si Tuay. Try your hand at making popped rice (imagine making pop corn) with a traditional charcoal stove.
Drop off at your accommodation.
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
- Friendly licensed English speaking tour guide
- All food and drinks mentioned in the program
What's not included?
- Gratuity (Tips) is not included in price.