Turn any corner in Thailand and you might come across small bowls of creamy, thick white soup, plump with chunky banana slices that seem to perfume the air with its fragrant, sweet smell.
Now go closer and you'll find that Kluai Buat Chi is one of the country's sweetest, fruitiest and all-round pleasant to eat dessert. Slices of local bananas are cradled in a bowl of pandan-laced coconut milk, served either hot or cold to locals and tourists all-year round.
And it's easy enough to make too. You need just a few minutes of boiling the bananas to soften, then gently slipping the slices into a warm bowl of coconut milk that's infused with pandan's vanilla-y fragrance and the nutty sweetness of palm sugar.
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Well, this dessert is part the country's big love affair with bananas, which is grown from end to end in the country. The sunny yellow fruit is a deliciously important ingredient in Thai cuisine, and many tasty banana signatures are made on the streets and sold in the supermarkets. You might be fans of some of their best ones: