Mango sticky rice is found all over Southeast Asia and especially Laos. Many People know it as the white sticky rice with a side of ripened mango. Here is my Lao take at mango sticky rice giving it a vibrant blue color, scented pandan flavor, and crunchy textures from the roasted mung bean.
Khao piek sen translates to wet rice noodle in Lao. This traditional Lao noodle dish is a chicken noodle soup that is the heart and comfort food for many Lao people including myself. The only three ingredients you will need to make these noodles are: tapioca flour, rice flour, and sometimes glutinous rice flour.
It’s hard for me to just eat one of these chewy glutinous rice balls. They are filled with vibrant yellow mung beans mixed with shreds of coconut. This dessert also incorporates fresh potatoes in the dough and it helps crisp up the balls. You’ll want to eat these right out of the fryer before anyone …
Once you make this thum mak hoong papaya salad recipe from Laos, you will never go back to any other salad. It is bursting with funky, dark, and intense flavors perfect with freshly steamed sticky rice. Feel free to adjust the flavors if you like it more sweet, sour, or salty!