Thai Sticky Rice and Mango #VIDEO

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?

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  • Reply
    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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    April 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Delicious- fruit desserts are my favorite!

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    March 21, 2012 at 12:48 am


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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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    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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    March 18, 2012 at 4:39 am

    mmmm yummmm! :) i want some now!

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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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    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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    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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