Thapthim krop
Thapthim krop
Place of originThailand
Main ingredientsWater chestnut, Coconut milk

Thapthim krop (Thai: ทับทิมกรอบ, pronounced [tʰáp.tʰīm krɔ̀ːp]; literally 'crispy rubies') is one of the best known Thai desserts, having been named one of the world's best 50 desserts by CNN Travel.[1] It is made of cubes of water chestnuts soaked in grenadine or red food dye, then boiled in tapioca flour.[2] This dessert is known as "pomegranate seeds" or "rubies" because of its appearance. It is usually eaten with coconut milk and ice cubes.

See also


  1. ^ Smith, Jen Rose (4 June 2019). "50 of the world's best desserts". CNN Travel. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ Singapore. Rough Guides. 2003. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-1-84353-075-6.