If you’re here and you’re looking for authentic, local island sweets and desserts you have to look for Keng Tin Snack Shop. Keng Tin Snack Shop is a legendary shop for delicious, local Chinese Hokkien style snacks and as it was established in 1942 it’s the oldest dessert shop in Phuket. Each dessert is handmade individually according to the original recipe. Inside the shop there’s an array of local snacks on offer. All are delectable with a truly tasty island flavor.
Take a bite into any of Keng Tin’s desserts and you will find that they are especially sweet. This is the reason why most residents of Phuket drink tea, coffee, or something bitter to balance out the taste. If you’re worried about calories, you’ll be happy to know that some of their dessert recipes have been changed to include less sugar to meet the demands of customers.
Although Keng Tin serves ancient desserts, these sweets are still very popular in today’s modern world. To keep up with the times, the shop has changed its packaging to be more colorful, and each comes with a factoid about the sweets inside and a brief history of the shop.
Here’s our guide to some of Keng Tin’s desserts you really should try!
Tao Sor Pia
A famous local pastry with a green bean or salted egg filling, so you get either a sweet or salty taste, great with tea or coffee.
Pung-Pia (White Flaky Puff)
Local sweet powder puff snack made using the traditional method, with no baking powder or synthetic additives.
Phuket Taro Sesame Puff
Taro Sesame Puffs are made from a soft and smooth mixture of taro root and rice flour, and are sprinkled with charcoal roasted sesame seeds.
Phuket Bird Biscuit
Light and sweet bird shaped cookies.
Black Pepper Cookies
A sweet, slightly spicy flavoured cookie.
If you want to try these delicious local snacks from “Keng Tin” why not order online at: www.shopping.phuketindex.com/brand-kengtin-phuket
Or visit the shop at:
344 Phuket Road (near Bang Neow intersection), Talad Yai, Muang Phuket
Open 7.30 am – 7.00 pm Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday
Tel: +66 (0) 76 212 185