Thap Thim Krob (Mock Pomegranate Seeds in Coconut Syrup)

Mock Pomegranate Seeds in Coconut Syrup Thai called "Thap Thim Krob" A popular dish found on many restaurant menus, thap thim krob (mock pomegranate seeds in coconut ice syrup) is made from water chestnuts coloured red, boiled and added to a sugar-water-coconut combination forming the syrup and served with crushed ice. This light and refreshing dessert is commonly served at the end of the meal.

  • 1 cup canned water chestnut, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 150 g. sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Red food coloring,
  • crushed ice
  • Mix the food coloring with some water soak the water chestnut for 10 minutes, drain and coat with tapioca flour.
  • Shake off any excess flour.
  • Bring water to a boil, put in the floured water chestnut Boil until they float to the surface.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drop in cold water. Drain and wrap in a cheesecloth.
  • Combine the sugar and water in a pot, boil over medium heat until it becomes syrupy.
  • Add the coconut milk and stir to combine.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons of ruby pearls with sufficient amount of coconut syrup and some crushed ice.
  • Serve...
Tip: Tapioca flour can be substituted by com flour.