VIDEO: Thai “Nam Kang Sai” Shaved Ice Dessert

By Mark Wiens 4 Comments

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While I don’t often eat too many Thai desserts, few things are more refreshing on a hot day than a bowl of Thai shaved ice known as “nam kang sai.”

In this video, I head over to a Bangkok neighborhood spot to get a delicious shaved ice treat that begins with a mix of candied ingredients, topped with a spoon of crushed ice, and drowned in creamy coconut milk – it’s sweet and refreshing!

I think just about every Asian country has their own shaved ice variation. Do you have a favorite?

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  • Micamyx|Senyorita

    12 years ago

    Reminds me of our very own ‘Halo-Halo’ here in the Philippines 😀 Were you able to try it when you were here?

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      Yes! Very similar and probably with similar origins. I had halo halo a number of times from a fast food restaurant, was it Jollibee?… I can’t fully remember where, but I really enjoyed the Filipino version too!

  • Caanan @ No Vacation Required

    12 years ago

    Mmm… I’ll take the yellow jackets on mine, please!