A favourite Thai desserts for all ages, lovingly designed in different shades of pumpkins for this Autumn and Halloween.
They are meant to be shared or to be a centrepiece at your Halloween party tables. Sorry, they are not spooky, nor poisonous. Don’t mistake them as decorative porcelain, they are absolutely delightful treats made with mung bean paste and coated with agar agar jelly. Their soft and light texture are a guilt-free treat for everyone to enjoy this season.
Once you learn the story behind this lovely handmade pieces of beautiful we hope you’ll be inspired to
Luk Chup is the most recognisable traditional Thai dessert to many Thai people and foreigners, because of its attractive appeal. It is traditionally seen in a miniature version of tropical fruits. However, like most of other Thai desserts, it requires skill and love to make. It’s a slow process in making them. The meaning of ‘loveliness’ made these miniature fruits suitable as a gifts for children from adults in Thai culture. There are plenty of room for creativity in how to present them, it has become popular in younger Thai desserts makers exactly because they can be designed in so many forms, not only fruits but animals or cartoons.
They usually are not uniformly made as each step in the process defines each character . From hand-shaping the mung bean paste into desirable shapes, then painting with food colouring, and finally coating with agar agar jelly for 3-5 times. From these reasons, it makes every piece unique, and meaningful.
This is one of our Autumn limited edition treats, perfect for Halloween parties and parties that you are hosting in the Autumn time.
Luk Chup is a Thai dessert that is created from marzipan, this was originally a recipe from Portugal. In the Portuguese recipe they used almonds however there was an absence of almonds in Thailand so were replaced by mung beans.
In the olden days, Luk Chup was created only for kings, royal families and people in the palace. However, nowadays Luk Chup can be bought in general dessert shops in Thailand. The shape of Luk Chup is made into fruit or vegetables with the colours matching the foods that they represent.
As you can see since our Luk Chup is Autumn edition, we made it into the shape of pumpkins/ Jack O’Lanterns which is why we think they are perfect for the Halloween season.
One of the key ingredients of Luk Chup is the mung bean. The mung bean is native to India and has been cultivated in China and most of Asia. The mung bean possesses many health benefits. Mung beans contain enzymes, nutrients and antioxidants which are essential for maintaining good health. Mung beans are good for the health of the eyes, hair, nails and liver. Mung beans also enhance blood circulation and are loaded with a high amount of fibre and are low in calories. Mung beans are used in traditional Chinese medicine for therapeutic uses e.g., to detoxify the body and eliminate heat.
If you know someone who is hosting a Halloween party, why not purchase our Autumn Limited edition Luk Chup as a treat.
Each box contains 9 pieces of Pumpkins Luk Chup in multiple colours.
We make everything in a very small batch and only available during autumn seasons. (October - November)
The order will be dispatch through Next Day Delivery services for UK Nationwide.
suitable for vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free dietary
Mung bean, coconut milk(coconut extract 70%, water, emulsifier- E435), sugar, water, agar agar powder, food colours <1%(Sorbitol, water, glycerin, carboxylmethylcellulose sodium, potassium sorbate)
Storage Instructions:*keep refrigerated*
We carefully pack our fresh desserts in an insulate pouch with a cooling gel to keep them fresh during transport.
Keep in the fridge and consume within 1 weeks
Box dimension: 15x15x5 CM approx. 300g