An excellent (if slightly frivolous) reason to hop on the next plane to Chiang Mai is kaeb moo (deep-fried pork rind).
Our Thai host speedily purchased these when we passed them on a market stall.
In texture, they are a little like soft shredded wheat. The taste is quite bland, like a heavily-eggy custard. Normally I knock down small children to obtain custard-based desserts, but this time I was happy to settle for just one.
There is a branch of Thai desserts that I’m not totally on board with.
This street-stall dessert reminds me a little of fortune cookies, although instead of a strip of paper bearing some sage or occasionally baffling advice, it contains a bright, sticky confection.
I can’t deny I have a deep love for deep-fried food. So when our Thai host recommended these snacks, I only put up a token resistance.