Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Street Food - Mango Sticky Rice (Pattaya, Thailand)

Malaysians who curse and swear about traffic jam I think have not travelled the world. Yes. Believe me. Do you know how bad the jam is in Milan (Lake Lugano Switzerland) until our city tour was cancelled. If you've been to Milan, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Otherwise you begin in Thailand. Gosh!! I tell you. Took us a couple of hours to return to Amata Spring Country Club from Pattaya Central Food Mall. Nothing was moving as though slow and steady will win the race. Was there any choice? Of course not except to stay put in the car until when you have to stop somewhere to take a leak. While the friend parked at the lane and ran to answer nature's call, the two of us decided to check out the street food.

First stop at this mango sticky rice stall. After all how can one possibly don't taste the ever famous Thai sticky rice. Every corner you turn to, there's a stall selling the sticky rice teamed with fresh Thai mangoes and coconut milk. I'm not alien to the taste for we have it in Malaysia. But since this is my first trip to Thailand, such a waste if I don't try. At this stall, there's two other toppings for the steamed grainy Thai glutinous rice. One the salted fish with coconut, shallots and sugar and and the other, sticky egg custard. 
We packed back the three types. Ordering was easy despite the language barrier. We pointed and the lady knew what to do. You can also buy Thai sauces, cakes and biscuits from this stall but we have decided. We want to walk further down and look for other types of street food. 

Between the three toppings, sticky rice with mango and coconut milk is common. The sweet mangoes were awesome, coconut milk for the creaminess and yes, when eaten with the rice quite nice. But you can't really eat too much of the sticky rice for its filling. My favourite was the salted fish topping. The salty-spicy-sweet spoke about the true Thai flavours. As for the egg custard, so-so lah!!. Sort of the same taste as the filling for the pastry egg custards. This filling presumably steamed instead of baked.

Up next: street food - Thai mixed rice.

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  1. Thailand is well known for their Mango Sticky Rice !

  2. How come the mangos there look so pretty? So yellow, big and clean! Must be very sweet, fragrant and cheap! I should go to Thailand for their mangos!

  3. My fav! I had it almost every day if happen to be in Thailand

  4. I hope I will visit Pattaya someday,and enjoy the sticky rice and mango,one of my favorite from Thai cuisine !!

  5. Ohhhh, Nava! Thai mango sticky rice is my favorite! I would love to be in this place with you!

  6. I love the juicy mangos accompanying the sticky was so delicious...

  7. Very interesting indeed! I wonder how was the taste with the custard on top?

  8. I never taste it but it looks very delicious and would love to taste it when visit thailand.Thanks for sharing pics.


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