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Thong Ek - Sanae Chun Workshop

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2020-09-08 13:37:15

Thong Ek - Sanae Chun Workshop

Khanom Thong Ek and Khanom Sanae Chan, are a traditional Thai desserts. Khanom Thong Ek or gold foil-decorated sweets seems to be most outstanding and require considerable time and delicacy in the cooking process. The dessert is made from the mixture of sugar, coconut milk and duck egg yolk which is pressed into wooden molds. The cooking process pf Khanom Thong Ek wiil not be finished until a little gold foil is decorated on the top of the sweet. The gold leaf on the top may be tiny, yet is has its great symbolic significance for it implies being on the top, in other words, being the best. Additionally, Ek in Thong Ek also means number one for the best of its kind. Consequently, the dessert is often given as a present to congratulate someone who has got a promotion as it conveys the meaning of wishing them to be the best in their career.

Sanae Chan is believed to bring glamour and charm to the recipients. The name ‘Sanae Jan’ originates from a combination of two Thai words: ‘Sanae’ and ‘Chan’. The word ‘Sanae’ means charm and ‘Chan’ refers to the nutmeg tree. The fruit of this special tree are appealing for their attractive shape, yellow color and sweet fragrance. With these unique characteristics, the nutmeg powder is used as one of the ingredients for the dessert, giving it special sweet fragrance of nutmeg and is commonly known in Thai as Sanae Chan. Undoubtedly, the name of Khanom Sanae Chan can be metaphorically interpreted as a dessert that can bring the recipients glamour like an appealing fruit of nutmeg. (Thepnakhon  Thakong, et al., Culture and belief of “Thai Dessert”. Retrieved on 16 August 2020, from https://www.slideshare.ne
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The Office of Arts and Culture invite everyone who want to learn and preserve Thai Arts and culture to the Thong Ek - Sanae Chan Workshop on 29 August 2020 at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more detail, please contact 02-160-1216 #14

P.S. The workshop is limited 20 seats only, so check out the agenda and register today to reserve this privilege.