Friday, June 5, 2009

Thab Thim Krab (Ruby Water Chestnut with Coconut Milk) Thai Dessert Recipe

Thab Thim Krab (Chestnut with coconut milk, Thai Dessert)

I used to dine at many restaurants when I was working in Oil and Gas Engineering line, entertaining visitors from overseas and also clients. One of my cheeky Engineers would always joke with the waitresses at Thai Restaurants whenever it was time to order dessert. He would always ask for ‘Chest nuts with milk please’ in a very playful way. Most of the waitresses would get the meaning of his joke but there were some who couldn’t understand what he meant. They must have thought that we were crazy laughing away at the name of a dessert! This is another recipe I learned from watching Jaymee Ong’s, Asian Food Channel, Just Dessert show. Hah, the sexy Jaymee Ong again huh! Actually, I also learned to make the Pong Tai Hai Dessert Pong Tai Hai dessert from this very programme. Ingredients Water Chestnuts, 6 pcs, remove skins and cut into small pieces Coconut Milk, from 1 coconut Sugar to taste Tapioca flour, 3 table spoons Red artificial colouring (optional), I used the natural juice from Red Pitaya (Dragon fruit)Screwpine leaves (pandan), 5 pcs Pour a little red colouring (or Dragon Fruit juice) onto the water chestnut. Coat the water chestnut with tapioca flour and put them in boiling hot water for 2 to 3 seconds. Take it out and drain away excess water. Cook coconut milk with 5 cups of water and screwpine leaves. You must keep stirring the mixture while it is cooking. Bring to a boil and add sugar to taste. Let the coconut milk cool down to room temperature. Then chill it in the fridge. To serve take 2 table spoons of the water chestnuts and add two ladles full of coconut milk. Enjoy your ‘Chestnut with milk!’. ROLF! (Have to go and 'wash brain' liao!)

Water chestnuts.......................................................cut into pieces Use the juice from Dragon fruit to dye the water chestnuts

Water chestnuts coated with tapioca flour that have been blanched in boiling hot water. Looks like Ruby!
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suituapui said...

Not into for dessert, I would go for ice cream, cakes and puddings. That's why I'm so fat! Hahahahahaha!!!

Mei Teng said...

This is one of my favourite desserts! :)

foongpc said...

I love this dessert too! I wonder if they use artificial colourings in restaurants or use dragon fruits to colour it like you?

Pete said...

STP : Wow, cake and ice cream...very sweet lorrr!

Mei Teng : My favourite too, expecially after eating hot and spicy food!

Foongpc : Very likely the restaurants are using artificial colouring...theirs are bright red in colour!

cleffairy said...

Ohhh... I never tried this before. it look so sweet!

Pete said...

Cleff : Very popular dessert at Thai restaurant! Now you can bug you father in law to take you out for the dessert! LOL!


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