Appears in
Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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Thailand, a nation in the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, has a sweets culture that has evolved dramatically since its origins in the thirteenth century. Historically, Thai sweets were sacred and precious, reserved for divinity—monks and royalty. Today, sweets are abundant and accessible to people of all stations.