This member of the golden-series (thong) treat family has a tiny gold leaf on top. Ek also means "one" or "the best" in Thai. Given as a gift, it symbolises achievement, especially in the receiver's career.
Saneh means charming, while chan refers to the shape derived from gold apple fruit (luk chan). The symbolism here relates to beauty and love, owing to the fruit's irresistible smell and appearance.
The process of making this treat is one of the most delicate, owing to the layers of different doughs. Mongkut means crown, which you can probably tell from its appearance. Cha mongkut represent the grace of being on the top position.
These colorful, most-often fruit-shaped desserts take their meaning from the word chub—to bring up or raise someone. Normally it’s a treat which more senior people give, showing mercy and adoration towards the receiver.
Often served wrapped or rolled, the egg yolk-based long, fine, golden thread refers to long-lasting love and life.
The Thai shortbread pastry is made to resemble lamduan flower, which blooms at night and spreads its alluring perfume all around. Giving this sweet means to bless someone with fame.
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Find all these desserts and more in Eathai’s festive hampers, available now-Jan 31, 2017 at Eathai (LG/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5995 or 097-112-1646. Open daily 10am-10pm). Opt for the gift which best suits the sentiment you want to portray from the Thong Fueang Foo hamper (thong ek, saneh chan and cha mongkut), Look Chub Savoey hamper (assorted look chub) and Sirimongkol hamper (14 different treats). Or create your own hamper with three items of your choice. For Central credit card members, get a B100-valued Central gift voucher for every B1,000 purchase.