Songkran Festival

Instagram Post 4/16/2020

Since I mentioned Myanmar’s New Year, Thingyan, in yesterday’s post, I’d be remiss if I neglected Thailand’s version of the holiday, Songkran. These photos were taken during last year’s street festival along Woodside Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens.

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In my opinion, this treat manages to incorporate each of the most fundamental elements of Southeast Asian sweets into a perfect singularity: pandan, sticky rice (left), coconut milk and durian (right).

Combine them, and the result is to dessert as Euler’s Identity is to mathematics. And if you know what I’m talking about, we can be best friends forever. 😉