Eat super authentic mango sticky rice in Pattaya

mango sticky rice on black plate

Do you know what's special from April to June in Thailand?

Yes, enjoy the most delicious mango fruit in the world.

Not only because the price is super cheap but also because the taste is second to none. In Thailand, this is a particularly popular mango harvest season.

Make sure you make a note of this dish in your travel itinerary so you don't forget it when you get in Thailand.

Mango sticky rice - simple but special

That day, I was strolling through the streets of Pattaya, Thailand's southernmost region. This location is said to be well-known for its nightlife, shopping, and street cuisine.

The temperature was really high on that particular day. I was considering ordering a cup of iced cha yen. Yes, the cold Cha yen always manages to rapidly quench my thirst. Thai tea's sweet flavor and fresh aroma are fantastic on the tongue.

The next thing on my agenda is to locate my prized dessert. For a long time, I've been longing to try this Thai cuisine. However, it appears that the times are making it difficult to bring us together. But not on that particular day. I'm going to have to get it.

Mango Sticky Rice is also known as khaw niaw mamuang in Thailand. Mamuang means mango and khaw niaw implies sticky rice. Although khaw niaw mamuang is best recognized as a Thai dessert, it is also popular in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Thai people typically choose yellow mangoes of the kind nam doc mai or mango flower nectar to offer the perfect mix of sticky rice and mango because they taste sweeter than green mangoes and glutinous sticky rice.

A dish of khaw niaw mamuang costs between 40 and 60 baht. One portion is big enough, sufficient to keep my tummy satisfied until dinner arrives. Besides mamuang or mango, khaw niaw (sticky rice) is also commonly served with tukrien or durian

One serving of khaw niaw mamuang contains a spoonful of sticky rice, 1 whole mango that has been peeled and cut into small pieces, and thick coconut milk sauce.

My buddy, who was with us while we wandered about, was astonished and inquired why I wanted to eat mango sticky rice so badly at the time. Because ever since we stepped foot in downtown Pattaya, I've been pestering my buddies to stop there and grab this cuisine before returning to the hotel.

Yes, I'm just curious. Mango-strewn sticky rice? How does it make you feel? I had no clue until that night, when the first mouthful of khaw niaw mamuang entered my mouth for the first time.

At first I thought the sticky rice taste would be plain or bland, but it turned out to be a bit salty. Then the mango..... wow it’s a champion. The scent is fresh and powerful, despite the appealing color. Taste? A kind of alto and soprano voices that complement each other in a choral group. Fantastic.

A pinch of sticky rice with soft mango and practically no fiber grinded nicely between my tongue and teeth. It also has a savory coconut milk sauce that dances to the beat of the sweet, juicy mango. It seems right to me, and it's not at all awful. It's no surprise that mango sticky rice, also known as khaw niaw mamuang in Thailand, is one of the world's most popular dishes.

I went looking for a motorbike rental after finishing my mango sticky rice.

Pattaya offers a diverse range of tourist attractions, including natural and man-made sites as well as temples. Beautiful beaches, pristine lakes, extensive plantations, and numerous temples may all be found in Pattaya. Because the trip is so short, you may visit in one day on a motorcycle.

Due to travel restriction at the moment, you may try Mango sticky rice at Red Lemon Thai at Ultimo to satisfy your mouth.

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