Archive | February, 2012

THE Mango Sticky rice…

26 Feb

Mango Sticky rice. I think i could die because my stomac would explose after eating too much of it. In the end, i nearly had one everyday, and i had to buy one in the Airport just before leaving Thaïland because i would miss it too much otherwise.

It’s one of the simpliest receipe ever: mango, sticky rice and coconut milk. Sometimes the most basics things are the better.In  Thaïland, you find it in plastic bags most of the time, on the markets. In Laos, it was in restaurants. But my favorite were the one from Laos, while it’s supposed to be from Thaïland…

But not all Mango Sticky rice are good. Some don’t have enough coconut milk or aren’t sweet enough, so it ends up being not really not. I think i’ll try it with vanilla sugar back home to give even more flavor.

The receipe? Here it is, but if i were you, i would add more coconut milk. I also add here vanilla sugar but i haven’t tried the receipe so far. I think this one needs some improvements, but i’ll try to modify it when i will have a proper kitchen.

Ingredients:
– 1 ripe mango
– 2 cups of sticky rice soaked overnight
– half a cup of coconut milk
– 4 table spoons of sugar
(- 1 table spoon of vanilla sugar)
– half a tea spoon of salt
– 1 tea spoon of rice flour
– 1 table spoon of fried mung bean

Steam the sticky rice around 10mn and remove it to the mixing bowl. Heat up the coconut milk and then add sugar and salt. Still until it dissolves.
Add 3/4 of the coconut milk in the mixing bowl with the sticky rice land stir well with a lid, then cover with a lid. Let the rice absorb the coconut milk for 15 mn.

Cook the remaining milk with rice flour and stir again until it dissolves.
Tranfer your rice in the plates, cut your peeled mango and top the whole with the coconut milk that you previously cooked. You can use the fried mung beans to give a little crispy.

I prefer to eat it when it’s still warm, but you can also wait if you prefer.

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Curry…did you say Curry?

22 Feb

Another delicacy of southern Asia is…Curry! I can’t even remember how many curries i ate. Coconut milk and spices… and chicken (for me)…so damn good. That’s also why you can easily find Indian restaurants. The curry is nothing related to Japanese and Taiwanese curry which taste nothing compared to those.

Southern Asia, or the Shake & drink place

22 Feb

Shakes

What i loved about Thaïland, Cambodia and Laos, after their food, was the Shakes. You can have all the fruits you want. Banana, Papaya, Coconut, Watermelon, Melon, Pineapple, Apple, Orange, Passion Fruit, and everything with real, fresh fruits and milk or yogourt if you want. The fruits are even better than in Taiwan and you have to be careful to not ask 2 or 3 in a row.

But, what’s even cooler, is that you can also have things that aren’t fruit in your shakes. Oreo? Vanilla? Coffee? Biscuit? That’s not a problem.
I saw the oreo shake: a all package of oreos mixed. Scary, but delicious…

My favorite? Banana shake and coconut shake.

Coffee & Teas

Southern Laos is famous for its coffee, but i prefer the one from Cambodia that smells awesome, a hazelnut and coffee mixed butbut with a strong taste of coffee, and not burn coffee taste like Laos coffee was sometimes.
As for Nothern Thailand, you can find everywhere coffee shops with espresso, espresso con pana, latte (all kind of latte), ice coffee, coffee shake, milk coffee… and tea too. Thai tea is…orange. Taste better than the Mocha wich isn’t my cup of tea…
My favorite goes for Cambodian coffee and then Thai espresso.

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