Cookbook:Foithong (Egg Threads in Syrup)

Foithong (Egg Threads in Syrup)
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Foi Thong (Golden Egg Yolk Thread) is a famous Thai dessert.The word foi means thread, and the word thong means gold. It is very delicious and sweet. It has Portuguese culinary influences and it's based on a Portuguese treat called fios de ovos.






  1. Prepare your eggs by separating egg whites and yolks. Strain egg yolks with muslin cotton.
  2. Combine the sugar and water in wok. Add the pandan leaves, and heat the sugar mixture on high heat until sugar is dissolved and bubbling.
  3. Lower the heat slightly when the syrup is bubbling.
  4. Place the egg yolks in the funnel or piping bag. Snip a very small hole for the egg yolks to pass through.
  5. Drizzle or pour the yolks in a circular motion into the hot syrup. Make about 15–30 circles
  6. Wait for the yolk threads to cook in the syrup for about 1 minute.
  7. Use chopsticks to remove the yolk threads, fold, and rest them on cooling tray.
  8. Repeat the drizzling and cooking steps until all yolk is used up.