Kow Tom Nam Woon, as it’s known in Thailand, has been a hard-to-find dessert these days. Even its old name ‘Gra Jub’, most Thais never heard of. My guess for the disappearing dessert is that as Thailand moves into the modern economy, any products that take less time and make more money are favored. Even a well-regarded dessert like Kow Tom Nam Woon can become extinct.
Kow Tom Nam Woon hits 3 great spots; the chewy texture of the sticky rice, the fragrant sweetness and the cold shaved ice in fiery heat of Thailand. When the air is so thick that you can’t breathe and you’re sweating profusely, having chewy Kow Tom Nam Woon going down to quench your overheated body is like drinking cool nectar from heaven.