Special cuisine around the world (P.18) - Khao Niew Ma Muang (Thailan) : The acclaimed folk dish of the land of Golden Temple


(WorldKings.org) Thai cuisine is known to be super spicy, and sometimes they will not give you a choice on how mild you want your food. It is best to be prepared that your taste buds might explode from all the hot chili and curry spices. One of the best ways to cleanse your mouth from these flavors is by ordering a sweet dessert. There is no better dessert than the classic sticky rice with mango, also known as Khao Niew Ma Muang in Thai.

Khao Niew means ‘sticky rice’ in Thai while Ma Muang means ‘mango.’ The sticky rice that is used in this dessert is a common staple for many Thai dishes and desserts found throughout the country. To prepare the dessert, the sticky rice is cooked and then added to a mixture of coconut cream or milk and natural sugar. It is then garnished with thick golden slices of the ripest mango you’ll ever have. The sticky coconut rice tastes like a tropical rice pudding while the soft mango provides a fresh and natural palate reliever. This is definitely one of the best Thai desserts on the streets and even in gourmet restaurants. You can’t go wrong by ordering this dish and it’s a favorite amongst locals.

If you’re traveling with small children or your family and you’re looking for a delicious snack or after-dinner treat, Khao Niew Ma Muang is a great go-to dish. The sweetened sticky rice is soft and easy for little ones to chew, so you won’t have to worry about your children choking or hating the dessert. The fresh slices of mango are also very healthy and you’ll be assured that they ate a serving of fruit. Just be careful, Khao Niew Ma Muang is so good, they might not want to share with you and you’ll have to get your own.

There are also several variations of this dessert served with additional toppings or different local fruits. One of the more popular toppings is mung beans, which are a common type of bean found in many Asian desserts. Mung beans can easily soak up sweet mixtures while providing a soft and creamy taste. This is a delicious topping with the mango sticky rice and provides a wonderful texture.

During the durian season, Khao Niew Ma Muang is often served with small chunks of the creamy fruit. Often times Khao Niew Ma Muang is topped with sesame seeds, providing a unique and subtle flavor.

According to centrepoint.com

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