Thailand is constantly being praised for its rich and flavourful dishes. Chiang Mai is definitely included and is often labelled as a food paradise by foodies. When you wander around this laid-back and ancient city to look for legendary street food, these top three options might catch your attention:
Thai Banana Fritters are usually enriched with toasted sesame seeds and shredded coconut. It’s an awesome snack to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea on a daily basis. The Chiang Mai version is a bit different because they are made out of sticky rice and bird’s nest. This mixture gives it an interesting chewy texture and flavour. Both versions are available in Chiang Mai, so why not try both versions out while you’re there?
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There are different types of sticky or glutinous rice in Thailand. Some versions are mixed with fruit, while other versions are mixed with rice, beans or even egg custard. Thailand’s Mango Sticky Rice was listed on CNN’s list of World’s 50 Best Desserts. They are to die for! Don’t forget to buy these sticky rice packs. You can easily find them on the streets and night markets in Chiang Mai.
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Coconut Rice Pudding
This creamy Coconut Rice Pudding is the ultimate comfort food. It is made from sweetened rice starch with a spoonful of coconut cream on top. The bottom part is usually made from sweetened rice pudding, pandan (screwpine) leaves and fruit, either from young coconut flesh or lychee. When you see it being sold in Chiang Mai, don’t hesitate to buy more than one because after tasting one Coconut Rice Pudding, chances are, you’ll want to eat more!
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