Luk chup – The royal dessert

Today I’ll introduce you the Thai sweets called luk chup. In the old days this candies were reserved for the royal family and the palace. Today luk chup can be found at almost every street market. Nevertheless the candies preserved some of their prestige and are rather expensive. On special occasions they are often presented to elders and superiors. Luk chup are made from mung beans, coconut cream, sugar and gelatine. They are formed like fruits or vegetables and then painted with various natural colors. Luk chup can portray almost everything: Mangoes, bananas, oranges, mangosteens, cherries, chillies, watermelons, carrots etc. But they not only look beautiful they taste delicious too. Their taste is somewhat similar to marzipan and can be highly addictive.

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