Thai food: Mango Sticky Rice

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ May 29th, 2014. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Thai food.
Mango Sticky Rice in Thailand

Mango Sticky Rice in Thailand – there’s very little else as good as this in Thailand to eat

Is mango sticky rice the best dessert in Thailand?

Maybe. It’s certainly one of the most common. From street food vendors to 5 star resort restaurants mango sticky rice is easily found everywhere.

While chilling in the air-conditioning of a restaurant with a small plate of mango and sticky rice is nice, there’s nothing like just grabbing a take-away tray from a street vendor as a midday snack.

What is mango sticky rice?

The key ingredients here are sweet juicy ripe mangos.  That’s what the Thai’s say anyway. For everyone else the key ingredient is Thai sticky rice. And, I tend to agree.

Thai sticky rice is unique and you can only use Thai sticky rice to make Thai Mango Sticky rice. Got it? Good.

Thai sticky rice is extra glutenous which makes it so sticky when cooked. Add in coconut milk and sugar which the rice soaks up and you have something pretty special on its own.

Mango sticky rice take away!

Mango sticky rice take away! They even give you a little bag of condensed milk…

However, according to Thais the real key here is getting the sticky rice to match the flavor of the mango! That’s one secret learned already …

Adding to Thai mango sticky rice

Many restaurants will add their own uniqueness to the dish from chocolate shavings to sweetcorn or even crunchy puffed rice, Meanwhile out on the streets the traditional method is upheld. The only thing added is a drizzling of condensed milk.

Yes, mango sticky rice is sweet. But that unique tang from mangos combats this wonderfully and so the blends of rice, milk, coconut and mango go beautifully together.

Where to find mango sticky rice?

Mango sticky rice is available just about everywhere throughout Thailand. Prices range from street vendors at 30-50 baht all the way to 150+ baht in a restaurant.

It’s a filling dish too. So if all that tasty Thai food being served up in small portions doesn’t do the trick for you – try following it up with some Thai mango sticky rice.

A great way to fill up or as an energy snack when you are out seeing the sights in Thailand.

This is an additional post featuring food in Thailand

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12 Great responses to Thai food: Mango Sticky Rice

  1. Erica says:

    I just loooove this!! Mangos and sticky rice … can it get any better??!!

  2. Anna's World says:

    Looks really good. Is it the type of thing you can make at home?

  3. Melissa says:

    Love this dessert. I had it non-stop in Thailand last year. Just delicious. Wish I could have it now.

  4. Karen says:

    Mango is my fav fruit. Sticky rice I adore. I’ve never had this!! Can’t believe it. On my list.

  5. Marlys says:

    at home in the Philippines we have something similar – mangga at suman. Yum!

  6. Looks delicious. I must try this when I am in Thailand!

  7. Will says:

    God, now I miss Thailand so much all of a sudden. Might have to go back soon, coup or no coup!