Siamese Rubies

Dessert: Tub Tim Grob

Terrace Rim Naam, Bangkok, June 24, 2000

Siamese Rubies


1 cup diced water chestnuts or jicama (1/2 cm.)
2 cups corn or tapioca starch
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups syrup - melted 2 cups sugar in 2 cups hot-boiled scented water
Some red food coloring (dye)

  1. Place water chestnut cubes in food coloring (dye), leave overnight.
  2. Drain.
  3. Coat water chestnuts with corn or tapioca flour, keeping cubes separated.
  4. Drop coated water chestnuts in hot boiling water, collect them when they rise to the surface.
  5. Cool and soak coated water chestnuts in chilled or iced water (3-5 minutes), then remove and keep soaked in chilled syrup.
  6. Add coconut milk and some shaved or crushed ice before serving.

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