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Kanom Sai Sai, Thai dessert

        Khanom Sai Sai, also known as Kanom Sot Sai, is a traditional Thai dessert. It has a sweet, delicious taste and a soft, chewy texture. It is stuffed with sweet coconut filling and wrapped in banana leaves, which gives it a natural aroma. Anyone who gets a taste will be hooked. People used to eat some because there were hawker stalls selling it, but it was a difficult cooking process, and the new generation does not like eating Thai desserts. As a result, few people are familiar with the dessert’s appearance and flavor. Khanom Sai Sai is a Thai dessert that is served at auspicious events, most notably the engagement ceremony, which includes a parade of Khan Mak on their way to pick up the bride. A Khanom Sai Sai is one of nine Thai desserts that are served during an engagement ceremony.

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

The story of Khanom Sai Sai

       Khanom Sai Sai is a Thai dessert that was once used in Khan Mak ceremonies. It is commonly served as a dessert at weddings. Khanom Sai Sai must stuff with two fillings and produce with an even number because the ancient era believed that if there is only one filling and a single number, newlyweds will be separated from each other for a long time. As a result, if the dessert is used in a wedding ceremony, two fillings must be combined, implying that the couple is in love, harmonious, and will be together for a long time. Nowadays, the dessert is rarely seen in a wedding ceremony because the new generation does not believe in old traditions like the ancients. As a result, it is not commonly used in auspicious events, as it was by the ancient people in the past.

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

       Khanom Sai Sai is wrapped in banana leaves and tied in a tall shape with Tiao (Tiao is coconut-palm leaf stalk). The recipe has several important components: first, the filling is fragrant and sweet, second, there is a salty taste with a fresh coconut milk topping, and the top layer is thick enough but not messy. Nowadays, it is difficult to find delicious Khanom Sai Sai that are both fragrant and sweet because the recipe calls for fresh and thickened coconut milk, which is now quite expensive and a good quality ingredient that is difficult to find.

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

Ingredients for Khanom Sai Sai

• 2+1/2 cup shredded coconut

•1+1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

• Warm water

• a scented candle used to smoke sweetmeats

• 2 tbsp glutinous rice flour

• one-third cup cold water (or pandan juice, chilled butterfly pea juice to add color)

• one-third cup rice flour

• 2 tsp kosher salt

• 3+1/3 cup coconut milk

 

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

Khanom Sai Sai wrapping supplies

Khanom Sai Sai wrapping supplies

• Banana peels

• Leaves of coconut

• skewers made of wood

Make the banana leaves.

1. Cut the banana leaves into two pieces, one large sheet about 5X9 centimeters in size and one small sheet about 4X6 centimeters in size.

2. Make a triangle out of the head end. Wipe both sides clean and set them aside to dry in the sun for a few moments. (to prevent the banana leaf from breaking while wrapping the dessert)

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Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

Prepare Khanom Sai Sai filling ingredients.

1. Combine grated coconut and coconut sugar in a mixing bowl. In a pan over low heat, the water is boiled until the mixture becomes sticky and dry. Take it off the heat and set it aside to cool completely.

2. When the mixture has completely cooled, shape it into a ball about 1 inch in diameter and place it in a covered container.

3. Prepare the filling mixture for baking with candle smoke.

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

making Khanom Sai Sai dough.

making Khanom Sai Sai dough.

Knead the glutinous rice flour in cold water until it forms a ball. Then shape it into a round ball the size of the coconut’s face. Make the necessary preparations.

Ingredients for Khanom Sai Sai topping

In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, salt, and coconut milk until combined. Pour into a brass (or Teflon) pan and stir over medium heat until thick and boiling all over. Remove it from the heat and set it aside to cool.

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

How to Prepare Khanom Sai Sai Wrapped in Banana Leaves

1. Spread the molded glutinous rice flour into thin sheets (enough to completely cover the filling), then pick up the filling in the center and completely cover the dough. Place the dessert on top of the banana leaves that have been stacked.

2. Place a large banana leaf (soft side up) on top of a small banana leaf. Put the filling in place. Then, on top of the filling, spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the topping.

3. Form a tall shape out of a banana leaf. Tie and fasten the prepared coconut leaves with a wooden skewer. Make the loins long enough by cutting the ends diagonally. In the steamer, place the dessert wrappers.

4. Steam the snacks for about 10 minutes in a steaming set over simmering water. Remove it from the heat.

Kanom Sai Sai, Thai desserts, Thailand

The advantages of Khanom Sai Sai

Khanom Sai Sai provides energy and nutrients.

136 kcal/piece of energy content

Carbohydrate-rich recipes help to nourish the blood and make the body work more efficiently. aids in the prevention of degenerative diseases, cancer, paralysis, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Furthermore, it can lower cholesterol, narrow blood vessels, alleviate gout and migraine symptoms, relieve stress, and aid in sleep. Menstrual pain is a golden age problem that must be solved.

Precautions to Take When Consuming Khanom Sai Sai

This menu is not suitable for diabetics due to its high sugar content. should be consumed in an appropriate quantity.

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