BANGKOK: For the truly bizarre in sweets, come to central Thailand where a bakery is putting snakehead fish in its frozen desserts.
Kaesara Bakery's ice cream contains 40% fish meat, but you wouldn't know it from the smell, taste or texture. The bits of fish could easily be mistaken for coconut flakes.
The bakery in Singburi province, where snakeheads are a culinary pride, is about to expand its line of snakehead confections with fish cookies and Chinese pastries filled with deep-fried snakehead bones.
The shop's first snakehead product was a sweet-smelling dessert cake baked in a fish-shaped mould. The key was blending four herbs for a secret syrup that eradicates the fishiness.
The cakes have been a hit since their debut at the annual Singburi Snakehead Festival seven years ago.
Kaesara Thepprasit, the bakery's 39-year-old entrepreneur, said she declined an Australian company's 30mil baht (RM2.6mil) offer for her recipe. – AP
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