1. Khanom pra prai
This southern Thai treat, made with colorful flour dumplings, is traditionally served in wedding ceremonies. A mix of sticky rice flour and jasmine-scented water gives the dumplings a chewy texture and fragrant aroma. Glutinous outer covering provides a great contrast to a filling of sweet mung bean paste. These treats are served with thick coconut milk and are best enjoyed with a warm cup of jasmine tea.
Where to eat: Baannai The Reminiscence
The elegant Rama VI-style colonial house, which also functions as a boutique hotel, serves rare royal Thai dishes made with ingredients some of which are grown onsite. Baannai is also known for its khanom khao kra ya koo, a sweet, chilled soup made from the water of boiled rice and pandan leaves.
102/13 Kampangpetch 5 Road, Samsen, 0 2619 7430. Open daily 11:00-22:00