Luk chup is a beautiful – yet easy-to-make – Thai dessert which
tastes delicious and smells really fragrant. Its unique characteristic lies
in the fact that its shape and color imitates those of fruits and vegetables
in nature. Luk chup are beautifully decorated and are a well-known favorite
among Thais and foreigners alike.
Luk chup contain large amounts of ground beans
and provide various kinds of essential amino acids that can act as a substitute
for protein derived from animal products.
It derives its sweet taste from the sugar and coconut milk used in its preparation.
However, the use of coconut milk, which has a nutty flavor, helps to offset
the sweetness of the sugar base. Most importantly, this dessert
provides the body
with energy, carbohydrate and protein.