Water Chestnuts in Coconut Milk
The history of Tap Tim Krop began in the reign of King Rama V. As a matter of fact, this was the first time that Tap Tim Krop was mentioned because it was a dessert that only ordinary people would have for a long time before it appeared evidently in royal cuisine in the reign of King Rama V. The story began when Phra Wimada Ther Phra Ong Chao Sai Sawali Phirom Krom Phra Sutthasininat Piyamaharat Padiwaratda (Mom Chao Sai Ladawan), the royal consort of King Chulalongkorn the Great or King Rama V, adapted the recipe of Tap Tim Krop from commoners. With the cooking expertise of Phra Wimada Ther, Tap Tim Krop became the King’s favorite dessert. Eventually, Tap Tim Krop of the royal cuisine’s recipe was recorded and published to the commoners and passed on to us. The origin of the name does not need to be mentioned. Just the first glance and we understand why this dessert is called Tap Tim. Due to its sweet pink color, I think everyone might think that it really looks like the real Tap Tim before eating.