[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

At Pure Thai Shophouse, there's only one dessert offered each day. The offering changes from time to time, but this Thai sweet of sticky rice with coconut milk ($6.50) is a frequent guest on the menu. Creamy yam custard is the focus here, a warm pudding of eggy sweet mouthfuls. With a finish of toasted sesame seeds, both rice and custard are wrapped tight in banana leaves and steamed to order. Large and rich enough for two to share.

Pure Thai Shophouse

766 9th Avenue, New York NY 10019 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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