Thai traditional dessert shop near Klong San pier
Walking around BKK while shopping can get tiring, leaving you a sweaty mess with a hungry tummy to boot. So if you’re in the Iconsiam area and are in need of a quick break, take a quick 5-10 walk to Talat Klong San to enjoy some delicious and affordable dessert.
One of the most popular desserts here is rice balls in sweet coconut milk from Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam Klong San, which has been offering their signature dishes for over 20 years.
Colourful rice balls made from natural colouring
Rice balls in sweet coconut milk, or Bua Loy in Thai, is made from glutinous rice flour mixed with cassava starch. Then, the rice balls are boiled in sweet coconut milk and usually eaten with a soft boiled egg.
The rice balls are traditionally made without colouring, but this store offers over 7 colours of rice balls. Plus, everything is made from natural food colouring:
- Pink – beetroot
- Purple – sweet potato
- Orange – carrot
- Yellow – pumpkin
- Blue – butterfly peas
- Green – pandan
- White (plain)
There is an option for you to choose how you’d like your Bua Loy; with egg (฿25) or without egg (฿20).
We tried their signatures, Bua Loy With Egg (฿25) and Bua Loy With Salted Egg Yolk (฿30).
Bua Loy With Egg
Our bowl came packed with colourful rice balls together with a soft, runny egg, and toppings including taro, corn, and water chestnuts.
The sweet coconut milk was not overpowering and made each bite creamy and delicious. The rice balls here are smaller than at other stores and went well with the coconut milk
Bua Loy With Salted Egg Yolk
This restaurant has been serving their Bua Loy with Salted Egg Yolk way before the salted egg trend hit restaurants everywhere. In fact, they’re been selling this for 2 decades!
Compared to the soft-boiled egg, the salted egg yolk added a saltier and more gritty texture to the dish. If you can’t make a decision to go for boiled egg or salted egg yolk, you can have both at ฿35.
You can also add some pandan coconut milk if you’d like your dessert to be a tad saltier
Hidden in a market near Klong San pier
Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam Klong San is hidden in Klong San Market on Charoen Nakhon road. Spot a big sign that reads “Klongsan Plaza“ and go straight inside.
This family owned store has a cosy atmosphere, and all the staff here are friendly and helpful. Visiting the place by bus or boat is recommended as parking spots in the area can be hard to find.
Once you’re done with your dessert, be sure to explore the tonnes of other street food around the stall, most of which are recipes that have been passed on through generations!
Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam Klong San
Address: Talat Klong San or Klongsan Plaza, Charoen Nakhon Rd., Klong Ton Sai Sub-district, Klong San District, Bangkok 10600.
Opening Hours: 1PM-7.30PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Around 10-15 minutes from Krung Thon Buri BTS station
Telephone: +66 1 697 5971