Don’t miss this hole-in-the-wall Dessert Shop Phetchaburi
Wat Mahathat Worawihan is luminous white with five giant prangs in the centre, the middle on reaching more than 40-metres tall. The sun has recently set behind it, it’s peachy light fighting against the consuming, darkening blue of the sky. Directly across the road is Nok Noi, a small shop front with display tables set up outside with more than 40 traditional Thai desserts. When the sun goes down, the shop opens up. I’ve never seen anything like it. We press ourselves up on our tiptoes and try to get a better look from behind in-the-know locals and Thai travellers.
Manning the colourful dishes is the elegant owner, I’d guess in her fifties, with her hair slicked back into a black, ballerina-style bun. Her royal blue sleeveless top has panel of flowers down the middle and matches her pant. Each brow has been meticulously drawn on and her natural lipstick and not-so-natural eye shadow are flawless. Though her attention to detail might sound intimidating, she radiates warmth. She smiles with her whole face, stopping only when she’s concentrating, and greets her regulars with enthusiasm.