Photo Of The Day: Mango With Sticky Rice In Thailand

Mango with sticky rice is a classic dessert on Thai restaurant menus in the United States, but it certainly doesn’t beat buying it off of a food cart in Thailand. Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us from Flickr user LadyExpat who snapped this mouthwatering photo of mangos ready to be served up in the iconic dish.

Don’t have a Thailand trip in the near future? Sticky rice is an excellent dish to try at home. Try your hand at this recipe from The Kitchn.

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[Photo Credit: LadyExpat]

Gadlinks for Thursday, 1.14.2010

It’s almost Friday! Here’s a few more travel tidbits from around the net to help you soldier on until the weekend.

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Kung Pao Chicken with Olives?

One of the great joys of traveling is undoubtedly the food one gets to sample. That applies not only to the local specialties. When traveling, I always like to taste how different cultures handle cuisines that are exotic to them. For example, how often do you see mayonaise on those fries that came with your burger? That’s how you’ll normally get them in Europe.

Chinese or Thai cuisines are my favorite ‘culture barometers,’ since they taste completely different everywhere: each culture injects a bit of their own taste into it. In Prague, for example, you will be hard-pressed to find a Chinese restaurant that does not automatically serve their dishes with parsley, cucumber and tomato (the two Czech staple vegetables) on the side. In the US, on the other hand, you almost always get the convenient ¨soup, eggroll or salad¨ choice with your Chinese meals. I certainly did not see that anywhere in China.

Today on the Costa Brava in Spain, I actually saw Kung-Pao chicken garnished with lettuce and olives. Part of the Spanish-Chinese diet, I imagine?