There are a number of different varieties of mango in Thailand which means that there is no one single mango season and the fruit can be enjoyed in one form or another during most of the year. However, March to May is traditionally considered the main mango season.
Mango with Sticky Rice
A simple dish that is often eaten as breakfast and is very popular with most tourists that visit Thailand, khao niao mamuang (mango with sticky rice) is a great way to start the day. It can also be served as dessert usually by being cooked in sweet coconut milk. A typical dish of mango and sticky rice will cost around 30 Baht from a street side stall.
If the thought of eating sticky rice with your mango doesn’t grab you, try a simple and nutritious mango shake. Pull up a chair, sit in the shade and watch the world go by as you sip on a chilled mamuang pan (mango shake).
Thai Style Mango
Slices of unripe mango are a popular snack for Thai people especially if accompanied by the right spicy extras. Nam phrik kapi (a sauce of chilli and fermented fish) is actually nicer than it sounds. If that doesn’t tickle your taste-buds, try your sliced mango with phrik klua (sugar, salt and chilli) or nam pla wan (a sweet and salty fish sauce).
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