Fish sauce and cough syrup scoops are a thing at Bangkok ice cream parlor ‘10010 Bar’

Fish sauce and cough syrup have found their way into frozen dessert at a recently opened joint on Bangkok’s Thonburi side.

Inside a Khlong San district shophouse, 10010 Bar’s Kittiphum “Ball” Hanpattanakitpanich scoops ice cream flavors from classic vanilla and strawberry to fancier chocolate sorbet and pecan praline, but it’s the wackier versions that have drawn notice.

Experimenting under a steady -18C, Ball, known for his fresh-from-oven dishes Baked By Ball, said he came up with the idea to mix in fish sauce while teaching baking to prison inmates in Rayong, a coastal province famous for its high-quality nam plaa. Questing for the perfect salted caramel flavor, Ball said he substituted the salt with fish sauce sweet-and-salty scoops without a fishy smell. 

Then there’s the distinctive flavor of Chuan Bei Pi Pa Gao Cough Syrup, a traditional Chinese herbal remedy familiar to most Thais who’s had a sore throat or cough. The scoop is sweet itself thanks to the remedy’s sucrose syrup and honey (being an herbal remedy, don’t expect to get janky off it).

More flavors to check out include Peanut & Butter Jelly, Floral Garment (made from jasmine tea and rose petals) and Holy Water (made from olive oil, white chocolate and pink peppercorn).

Each scoop is THB100. They can be ordered alone or matched with Ball’s baked goods such as caneles, soft cookies and layered French pastries called Kouign-amann.

The parlor’s open 11am to 6pm only on weekends at No. 100 Soi Charoen Nakhon 10, from which it gets its name. It can be reached from BTS Charoen Nakhon.

FIND IT:

10010 Bar
Soi Charoen Nakhon 10, Klongtonsai, Khlong San
11am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday
BTS Charoen Nakhon
Phone 061-241-0010

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