Hot weather signals ice cream time in many parts of the world, but summer is mango season in Thailand. An abundance of this sweet fruit means one dish is at nearly every restaurant, local market, and street vendor's cart through mid-July: mango and sticky rice, or "Khao Neeo Mamuang".
This simple dish pairs mango (usually the juicier Nam Dawk Mai and Ok Rong varieties) with sticky rice that has absorbed coconut milk; the dessert is then is topped by more salted and sweetened coconut milk, and sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds. What makes one mango sticky rice stand out from the rest? It’s all about temperature: Contrary to what you might expect from a summer treat, you want the coconut milk topping and rice to be warm when served.
At Baan Ying Singapore which is Thai restaurant in Singapore located at Royal Square Novena, we also serve “Khao Neeo Mamuang” as it is the most frequented Thai dessert at home to fresh up your summer.