Food has always been a great passion of mine and as I'm about to head off to Asia for another extensive few weeks of culinary endeavors (aka. vacation), I figured why not start a food blog so I can share my experiences with everybody!
The other day I was at Madam Mam's (an Americanized Thai cuisine restaurant that seems to attract all sorts of people except Thai's) and decided to order the Sticky Rice with Mango. It's a popular Thai dessert and everybody seems to love it. As I was nom-ing on the coconut infused sticky rice, I said to myself, "is this really worth $5.50?"
If there's something you should know about me, it's that I don't like ordering food that I can, or believe I can, make easily. You will rarely find me at steakhouses or Italian restaurants because to be honest, the items on the menu that they serve are always way overpriced for what you get.
Anyways, back to the Sticky Rice with Mango. Now I asked myself, how far can $5.50 get me in my quest to make this delectable dessert? I walked the aisles of MT Supermarket picking up what I needed; 1 can coconut milk ($.89), 1 large mango ($1.50). I had jasmin rice at home along with lime and sugar (which I will make the total of these 3 items out to be.. oh let's say $1 just to overestimate).
Once I got home I got right on it. Below an easy to follow recipe (makes 4 servings):
You will need:
1 cup jasmine rice
1 (generous) cup of coconut milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 large mango
Put a layer of the mango puree on the plate and place the sticky rice on top of that. Add half of the mangoes you sliced from one side on top of sticky rice and garnish with lime slivers if you'd like.
So in the end, is $5.50 worth it at Madam Mam's? Hell no. You can probably make about double this recipe (so 8 servings for the mathematically challenged) with about $5.50.
I hope this first post has sparked interest in any readers that have come across this new blog. If so, feel free to follow me and my culinary adventures wherever I may go.