Tonight, I’m dreaming of the best mango sticky rice on earth. This ubiquitous Thai dessert is taken to a whole new level at Sukhumvit Soi 38. One generous whole fresh mango paired with a fistful of glutinous rice drowned in luscious thick sweet and salty coconut milk. What makes this extra special is a sprinkling of crunchy bits much alike rice krispies. I’m sorry I can’t quite figure out what it is, but I assure you the combination of a sweet silky slice of mango, sticky rice, salty coconut cream and the crunch from those yellow bits is magical and heavenly.
Get off Thong Lo BTS and head for the exit that leads to the even numbered streets. The street is close to the BTS and you will spot street food stalls right at the start of the street. Head down the street, this dessert stall is amongst the first few stalls on the right housed in a little enclave. Order, grab a seat in the enclave (which is oddly right next to a carpark) and salivate while you wait. It’s amazing how much happiness 60 baht can buy you on Sukhumvit Soi 38.
We also ordered this plate of oyster omelette which didn’t disappoint while waiting for dessert to arrive. A generous amount of oysters with scrambled eggs on a bed of al dente beansprouts. Lighter than the usual kind we are used to in Singapore and I’m guessing a slightly healthier version too. Order it from the lady opposite the mango sticky rice stall.