Thai Dessert: Sticky Rice with Mango (Khao Niew Ma Muang)

Sticky rice with mango (in Thai: ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง, Khao Niew Ma Muang) is probably the most popular and well-known traditional Thai dessert. This treat is made of sticky rice cooked in sweetened coconut cream, served with slices of ripe mango, coconut cream and a few roasted mung beans (tua luang) on top.

Sticky Rice with Mango

Homemade sweet sticky rice with mango & pineapple (photo taken by myself)

Homemade sweet sticky rice with mango & pineapple (photo: Sirinya’s Thailand Blog)

Here is what you need to prepare two portions:

  •  2 mangos (you may also serve with other exotic fruits like pineapple & papaya)
  • 250g sticky rice
  • 150 ml coconut cream
  • 200g sugar
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 3 pandan leaves (optional)
  • 3TSP roasted split mung beans


  • 80 ml coconut cream
  • 1/2 TSP salt


First prepare the sticky rice: put the rice into a bowl and cover it with water to let it soak for at least six hours or overnight. Then drain the soaked rice and put it into a steamer basket. Steam the rice for about 20 minutes. Then set it aside in a bowl. Take a pot and boil the coconut cream adding sugar and salt. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Put the pandan leaves in (optional). Now pour the coconut mixture on the sticky rice. Then cover the rice and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime you may prepare the coconut topping and mango: take the coconut cream and put the salt in. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Then cut the ripe mango into slices. Arrange the sticky rice with the mango slices on a plate and put the coconut topping and roasted mung beans on top (you may also serve without topping as you prefer). You’re ready to serve! 🙂

This recipe for sticky rice with mango comes from the amazing cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this dessert.

Hope you’ll give this amazing Thai dessert a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

Thai Style Banana, Pineapple & Coconut Smoothie

Today I’d like to share with you a nice and easy recipe how to make a Thai style banana, pineapple & coconut Smoothie. Summertime is coming soon and this is a perfectly refreshing and tropical drink for the season. What is more, banana, pineapple and coconut are a good combination for a Thai style smoothie. To make it extra special, I suggest you put in a small drop of Pandanus (Pandan, in Thai: Bai Toey) flavour or some additional coconut extract 🙂 The Pandanus flavour will make your smoothie a little greenish but gives your drink a nice aroma.

Thai Style Smoothie

banana, pineapple & coconut smoothie (photo credit:

banana, pineapple & coconut smoothie (photo credit:

Ingredients for two smoothies:

  • 1 large ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups of fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup of light or regular coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 drop of Pandanus flavour and/or coconut extract (optional)
  • additional sugar or sweetener, as to taste (optional)

pandanus flavour (photo credit:

Pandanus flavour (photo credit:


Put the banana and pineapple chunks with the coconut milk and the ice into a blender and mix until everything is smooth. Optionally, you may add a drop of pandanus flavour or coconut extract and additional sugar or sweetener, as to taste.

Smoothie garnished with cream on top (photo credit:

Tropical drink garnished with cream on top (photo credit:

You may garnish your tropical drink with some cream and dried coconut flakes on top 🙂 It’s perfect for breakfast but also as a snack or a dessert.

In addition, you can also make delicious ice-pops with this smoothie. You just need an ice pop container. When the mixture is nearly frozen, put in the popsicle sticks in centre. Freeze for at least five hours or preferably overnight. By the way, if you’ve acquired a taste for bananas and coconut now, you may also want to try ‘Kluai Buad Chi’ which is a Thai bananas in coconut milk dessert.

An easy-peasy recipe, isn’t it? Hope you’ll give it a try! 🙂

Yours, Sirinya