We are exploring the beautiful northern part of Thailand for this month’s ‘International Food Challenge‘. Northern Thailand is blessed with the best scenery in the kingdom, it is the region with forests and mountains, rivers and waterfalls. It is the home to Thailand’s hill tribes, whose conventions and customs differ from mainstream Thai culture.
Rice is the staple of this region and they use both ordinary and glutinous varieties. Food is seasoned with fish sauce and chili peppers. Our host for this month, Sangeetha Priya, gave us some amazing Northern Thai dishes to try.
After looking through the dishes, I knew right away that I have to make this Sticky Rice with Mango. This happens to be one of our favorite family dessert. My husband tasted the authentic version of this dish many times on his business trips to Thailand and I have tried it quite a few times at home over the years.
With the seasons best mangoes in the market now, this is a perfect dish to make with a few of them. I adapted the recipe from my Thai vegetarian cookbook. This turned out amazing.