6.171 Sweet Sticky Rice with Ripped Mango

6.171

25 (Thu) June 2015

Sweet Sticky Rice with Ripped Mango

2.5

at Siripanna Villa Resport & Spa

-Chiang Mai-

with participants of the workshop

Khao niao mamuang is a Thai dessert.  Consists of sticky rice (khao niao), cooked with sugar and coconut milk, served with slices of ripe mango (mamuang).  Most famously associated with the north.

Though generally not a fan of dessert, I do appreciate khao niao mamuang on occasion.  Contrast of textures : sticky + mushy.   Contrast of flavors : creamy + sweet — but not too sweet.    Good stuff.

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As noted yesterday, khao soi is a local favorite…
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…available at every meal.

Dinner, by gracious invitation of the organizers, was held in the hotel restaurant.

The food — from one of the nicer establishments in the city, in a country famous for cuisine — once again confirmed my growing suspicion that all Thai dishes rate a solid 2.5 across the board (about 6.25 on a 10-point scale), no more, no less, ever respectable, never remarkable.

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Marinated Chicken on Skewer Served with Peanut Sauce (2.5)
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Deep-Fried Prawn Spring Roll with Plum Sauce (2.5)
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Hot & Sour Fish Soup (Kaeng Som Pla) (2.5)
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Green Curry with Chicken (2.5)
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Stir-Fried Fish with Garlic and Pepper (2.5)
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Stir-Fried Asparagus with Shiitake Mushroom (2.5)
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Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nut and Dried Chili (2.5)
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Siripanna Fried Rice (2.5)

Mission to Thailand + Personal Deviation, Day 2 (see previously 6.170 Khao Soi Goong).

In Chiang Mai.  Arrived last tonight.  Here to support a workshop on tobacco and trade, today through tomorrow.  Hanging around for the weekend.  Getting back to Manila on Sunday evening.

2 thoughts on “6.171 Sweet Sticky Rice with Ripped Mango

  1. i think it’s supposed to be”ripe” or maybe “ripened” —that’s what it said on the menu, and I tend to use the exact name when possible, even if it contains a possible typo.

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