Sunday, March 30, 2008

Revelation # 1: amazing Thai desserts look amazing because they are made of sugar

Dessert #1 from my ‘Amazing Thai Desserts’ pack I picked up in the Phuket airport a few weeks ago:

Description on the box:

Maw Tarn is a kind of Thai desserts made specially for children in the former. It looks like a pot for containing of food but made of flour and dressed with a variety of palm sugar drops to make it more beautiful and appetizing.

Finally someone comes out and says it (albeit it in questionable English): regular food just doesn’t look as 'beautiful and appetizing' as sugar.

It took traveling to Thailand to realize I was not alone in this belief. I wonder if there's a country out there that believes that eating anything other than sugar is a waste of time...

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