The past two weeks have been action packed for the boyfriend and me. We’ve both been busy at our day jobs, and have then come home to work on upgrading this site as well as start out on a new venture. This new venture, I’m excited to share with you, is to contribute to the Answers.com Thai food section!
I was so flattered when the Answers team reached out to me about this project and am working hard to do justice to this vast field. I’ll be writing articles about various aspects of Thai food and cooking, from techniques and tips to recipes and reviews. I decided to start with foundation pieces including a description of the 4 flavor elements in Thai cooking and how to balance them, and have many more articles planned that I’m really excited about!
In the midst of all of this energy and excitement, though, it was time to treat ourselves to a little break. A simple afternoon of sitting in the warm sun and enjoying a cool refreshing dessert was in order.
Tab tim grob, or crunchy red rubies in coconut milk, immediately came to mind. I can’t think of a better dessert than this one to make you pause and just enjoy life for a little while.
This dessert captivated me from my very first taste of it. It’s a simple concoction of red jellies floating in a pool of sweet, cold coconut milk. The ruby red jellies are actually made of water chestnut cubes coated in tapioca flour, which I don’t think I would have guessed after eating it for the first time. This combination, though, produces a delightfully gummy ball with a surprisingly crunchy center.
After making this dessert and snapping a few photos, the boyfriend and I sat down to enjoy. And enjoy we did, because we knew that soon enough, it would be time to get back to work!
If you’re interested in keeping up with my latest contributions to the Answers.com Thai food section, please see the link in the sidebar. In addition to my articles, there are close to 100 additional articles about Thai food that others have written, so be sure to check them out too. And, as always, if there are particular topics that you’re interested in seeing in this new venture, please let me know and I’ll do my best to incorporate your suggestions!