How could "fried onion" be in a dessert? Some people might question it, but Thai people are familiar with putting together seemingly opposing ingredients and them working very well together. Khao Nom Mo Kaeng is one of those dishes. When you smell fried onion and when you have a bite and taste the smooth of sort of egg custard with beans, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
With this dessert, Alpha already loved the taste of it for many years. And she wanted to know how to make it by herself so she could enjoy it even when she was not in Thailand. It was her first request for this trip to Chiang Mai. She told her friend all about making a Thai authentic dessert that is topped with fried onions and her friend didn't believe that these things exist. I guess now her friend will get to try Kha Nom Mo Keang when Alpha returns.
The dessert itself is different from egg custard desserts such as Sang Kha Ya, another authentic Thai dessert, in that this one is baked in the oven or in a clay grill. Our school taught Sang Kha Ya before as our first class ever. The first difference is that the texture of Sang Kha Ya is smooth and very moist on your tongue and Kha Nom Mo Keang has a firm but equally smooth texture. What Kha Nom Mo Keang offers is more of the nice smell and texture of the beans inside. Even though Kha Nom Mo Keang has beans, that doesn't make the dessert too tough because the beans have been cooked with coconut milk in such a way that it gives only their smoothness and creamy flavour to the dessert.
Ms. Warangkana Masanga
Past Class's Dishes