Kanom Tuoy Talai

Written by Chulapat (Jun) Charoenloet | January 2, 2021

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Thai Desert Cocktail Recipe

Kanom Tuoy Talai, commonly known as ‘Kanom Tuoy’, is a coconut rice custard. It’s one of the traditional Thai desserts that can be easily found in all regions of Thailand.

Strangely, you can find this dessert in the Boat Noodle restaurant (Thai style noodle dish, similar to beef noodle soup, the stronger flavor with pork/beef blood added, another cool story for another time), on every table. We have a great boat noodle restaurant in our Bangkok street food guide here.

No one really knows the real reason how or why Kanom Tuoy Talai ended up being in the Boat Noodle restaurant as we have seen today.

Many say, it could be that Boat Noodle is very spicy, and the sweetness-saltiness of Kanom Tuoy Talai helps cut down the spiciness of the noodle, perfect dessert right after having a spicy food.

kanom tury talai cocktail

Kanom Tuoy Talai Cocktail

I created this cocktail for a Thai restaurant in Seattle Washington, Kin Len, on their signature cocktail menu, emphasized on the food and culture in each region of Thailand, and here's my interpretation on Kanom Tuoy:
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: desert cocktail, Thai Cocktail,
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Chulapat (Jun) Charoenloet



  • 75 ml Makgeolli (Korean Unfiltered Rice Wine)
  • 10 ml Giffard Vanilla Syrup
  • 10 ml Pandan Syrup *
  • Top with Salted Coconut Foam **

pandan Syrup *

  • 50 g Pandan
  • 500 g White Sugar
  • 500 ml Water

Salted Coconut Foam

  • 250 g Coconut Milk
  • 150 g Heavy Cream
  • 30 g Egg White
  • 50 ml Rich Simple Syrup 2:1 ratio
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • Combine all ingredients except salted coconut foam in a mixing glass.
  • add ice, and stir for about 40 seconds to reach optimum dilution.
  • Strain into a ceramic cup.
  • Top with the coconut foam from the ISI siphon.
  • Add garnish and serve!


This cocktail is twisted from the classic cocktail Grasshopper (Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, and Cream) with the element of Thai dessert.


Calories: 150kcal
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