Thursday, October 9, 2008

One of my Favorite Things

I couldn't buy these in the States for love or money, but they are one baht each at a stall near Victory Monument. They are somewhat larger than fruit made from marzipan and have a glossy sheen. When you eat one it has a skin that is very like that on a Sabrett's hotdog. They would be very festive on a birthday cake.

I don't like to eat them but I do love to look at them, and I marvel that they are so carefully made by hand and then sold for what amounts to only a few pennies a piece.

They are called look choob and I'm afraid I have no idea what they are made of--rice flour?? Help me, Mrs. Cotterill!


Jessi Cotterill said...

As you wish....

It's made of soybean, sugar, food colour, then dip with jelly. Kind of art work.

Luk Choob is one of my favourite too. I haven't had it for a long time.

Janet Brown said...

Thank you, Jessi! It is definitely art--and so exuberant that those little morsels always lift my spirits.

Jessi Cotterill said...

สวัสดี พี่เจเน็ต

to answer your question you left in my blog....

I have to thank my husband for making my dream comes true. We bought furniture and other many things from Surat Thani and had them deliver to our house. There's one book store in town, about 20 kms from my house. They have only Thai books. All English books we have are sent from Colin's friends or publishers. We don't have baker's here, so I order many things from Chiang Mai and bake my own bread or pies here. I just love baking.

One day you can visit us here. Now I'm building Colin's studio. It should be finished in a month.

Take care and thanks for visiting my blog.

Janet Brown said...

Sawatdee, Nong Jessi--kah,
(I don't have a Thai keyboard on my laptop so can't reciprocate your greeting in it polite to call you nong and does that indeed mean younger sister? I hope...)

I cannot wait to see photos of your latest architectural triumph! Is your kitchen separate from your main house? Seems as though otherwise baking would make your home very, very warm.