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Widely known in Thailand, the colorful, miniature imitatio
fruits you see in local markets and restaurants are called Luk Chub by the Thais.Believed to have a meaningful connotation, Luk Chub is another form of Thai dessert known to Thais since ancient times, once popular in the northern court for use during different, auspicious occasions, including wedding ceremonies, merit-making ceremonies and at ordinations.The shape of handmade Luk Chub is therefore determined by its functional purposes. At weddings, for example, miniature papayas, pears and star gooseberries normally represent expres¬sions of prosperity, longevity and popularity.Making Luk Chub is easy. You start by finely grinding soybeans to be mixed with thick coconut milk and sugar producing a mixture pliable enough to be shaped into different, kinds of fruits, finished off with three coats of gelatin for the varnishing effect.Voila! You have before you delicious, sweetly scented Luk Chub to enjoy.