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Thong yot

Thong yot (Thai: ทองหยอด, pronounced ), also known as "gold egg-yolks drops", is an ancient Thai dessert and one of the nine auspicious traditional Thai desserts. It is usually served in ceremonies such as weddings.


Maria Guyomar de Pinha taught how to make thong yip and other pastries; including baking techniques, to the people of Thailand. It has been transmitted in the family and distributed among Thailand until present.

She left a cookbook of Thai hybrids as a memorial of the relationship between Thailand and Portugal from 2554 and over 500 years. Portugal was the first European nation to trade with Thailand during the reign of the King Ramathibodi II by Samphao Lom Subdistrict in the Chao Phraya River in Ayuthaya, which is currently called Portuguese village rewarding the winning war in Chiang Gran. It had became the village of many nationalities living together in peace until the lost of Ayuthaya, the people from the village left to follow King Taksin, to a new village alongside Chao Phraya River. Some of them moved to the new community near the Embassy of Portugal this present day.

Thong yot was represented as the unique culture of Thailand and was paired with Thai dishes since ancient times. It is demonstrated the delicacy of the process of making, starting of raw materials to the meticulous taste, color, smell, appearance and beautiful decoration, which varies according to the dessert itself.


The word thong means "gold" and yod means "drop". It is believed that thong yot will bring wealth; people who eat it will have money or gold forever like a gold drop.


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  • The meaning of nine auspicious thai dessert (ความหมายของขนมมงคล 9 อย่าง), March 31, 2014, from
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