Video Food Friday: Foi Thong

Video Food Friday: Foi Thong

Posted on 14. Aug, 2009 by in food

Foi Thong (literally, golden thread) is a traditional Thai dessert made with eggs and sugar. It was introduced to Thailand by the Portuguese around the 1500’s. It’s very sweet, and very tasty. Take a look at the video to see how it’s made.


  • Egg yolks – 12
  • Sugar – 8 Cups
  • Water – 5 cups


On the rack

On the rack

  • After bringing the water to a boil, mix in all that sugar until it’s dissolved. Keep this simple syrup at a light boil.
  • Beat the yolks until they form a consistent texture.
  • With a funnel, pour the yolk mixture into the pot in concentric circles.
  • Extract.
  • Set on a rack to cool.
  • Enjoy.


Add some flavouring or colour to the syrup. This recipe just screams to be improved upon!

Foi Thong

Foi Thong

If you try this out, let me know!

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3 Responses to “Video Food Friday: Foi Thong”

  1. Dad and Mom Ruggles

    14. Aug, 2009

    Boy, does that look yummy. Not for Pastor, what with 8 cups of sugar.Great blog,son.

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  2. Kassie

    14. Aug, 2009

    Any still pictures of the final product? It sort of goes by pretty fast in the video. Sounds like and instant sugar rush! Mmmmm! :) (That would be a food *I* would have to limit myself to only once or twice a month.) 😉

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  3. Jason

    15. Aug, 2009

    Thanks Dad!
    But just to point out, you aren’t really consuming all that sugar… it’s just in the water that cooks the finished product. Kinda like boiling spaghetti in water – it’s just there for the prep work.

    Kassie – I remedied the situation! :-)

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