Thai Sticky Rice and Mango #VIDEO

by Cailin O'Neil on March 14, 2012

This is a guest post by contributor Mark Wiens.

Thais are addicted to sweets.

Among the vast array of tempting Thai desserts is a dish known as Khao Neow Mamuang or Sticky Rice and Mango. It’s one of the most recognized desserts credited to Thailand and its deliciousness has spread worldwide.

Thai desserts are different from Western desserts. Instead of being eaten as after dinner treats, they are normally enjoyed as small meals or snacks throughout the day.

Sticky Rice and Mango is a combination of sweet sticky rice cooked in coconut milk paired with mango and doused in sweet coconut syrup.

The sticky rice is cooked so each individual grain has its own texture. The mangoes used are perfectly sweet – not over ripe, not under ripe, not bruised but just perfect. The coconut syrup on top brings the components together in a heavenly medley of dessert perfection.

It’s not always available, but some vendors in Thailand also offer an optional sprinkle of toasted mung beans on top for an added contrasting crunch.

If you’re a sweets fan, there’s no doubt you’ll develop an addiction to sticky rice and mango when you’re in Thailand!

 

 Are you a fan of Thai food? What is your favorite Thais dessert?

After graduating University in 2008 instead of going straight to an office job Mark wanted to travel the world, pursue his passion of food, and ultimately find a sustainable way to make and save some money. Mark now currently lives in Thailand regularly blogging and creating videos for his two sites www.Migrationology.com and www.EatingThaiFood.com

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Michael Figueiredo March 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

YUM! I love mango and I’m sure the sticky rice is a great complement to it. :)

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Cailin O'Neil March 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm

@Michael Figueiredo: I bet it is too Michael! I’ll have to try it myself sometime :)

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Abby March 15, 2012 at 1:00 am

That’s one of my very favorite dishes!!!!

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Cailin O'Neil March 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm

@Abby: It looks pretty awesome, I still need to try it myself! :)

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Nomadic Samuel March 18, 2012 at 1:45 am

That’s my favourite dessert in all of SE Asia!

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Cailin O'Neil March 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

@Nomadic Samuel: It looks “interesting” but I bet I would love it! :)

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Melissa March 18, 2012 at 4:39 am

mmmm yummmm! :) i want some now!

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Cailin O'Neil March 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

@Melissa: I feel like I’m the only one who hasnt tried it! haha

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Ron | Active Planet Travels March 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

That looks absolutely delicious! As a big fan of sweets (and when I say big…I mean BIG), I would love to try this dish out when I visit SouthEast Asia! Great write up! :-D

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Cailin O'Neil March 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

@Ron | Active Planet Travels: Thanks Ron! Mark really knows his Thai food! Let me know if you get a chance to try it :)

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Brock - Backpack With Brock March 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Yum! Looks delicious. Nice guest post!

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Cailin O'Neil March 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Cam March 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

Yummy!

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Cailin O'Neil March 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

@Cam: my words exactly :)

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jade April 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Delicious- fruit desserts are my favorite!

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Alexa Meisler April 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Aaaaahhh mangoes are so delicious! Especially if they’re from Thailand. Oh man my mouth is watering.

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