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Must-eat in Thailand – Luk Chup

One of the world’s most colourful cuisines, Thai cuisine comes with variety, aroma and a whole lot of flavour. From red spicy curries to succulent meat-based delicacies, this Southeast Asian cuisine is packed with surprises.

Less talked about, but just as tasty, Thai desserts truly complete an authentic culinary experience in this Asian nation. Without sampling all things sweet in Thailand, your travel experience might yet remain incomplete.

Luk Chup
Image Courtesy: Ly H used under the Creative Commons Licence

One of the best things to dig into is Luk Chup. Introduced to the Thai people by the Portugese, luk chup is an assortment of sweets made by boiling mung bean, coconut milk and sugar. These are then pulped and expertly kneaded to take the shape of miniature watermelon, oranges and cherries. Sitting pretty inside a basket, these look unbelievably tempting, and to give in to the urge to devour the entire basket is only too understandable.

The finishing touch is the application of jelly on the luk chup, which makes these little delights irresistible! The colourful appearance is where most of the fun lies. So, do not miss out on this must-eat in Thailand – Luk Chup.

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