Thai inspired dessert, Japanese inspired presentation…brought to you by a Chinese guy. That is what FeedingTheFiya is all about!
How do I explain this dish? Imagine that Japan’s dragon roll and Thailand’s mango with sticky rice dessert had an arranged marriage forced upon them by a Chinese priest. Now imagine that they had a baby. This right here…would be that interracial baby.
Let me explain this dish without sounding insane. The flavors are those of mangoes with sticky rice, the plating is that of a dragon roll’s. Honestly, this recipe is the sole reason I made the other two. So, if this tastes just like mangoes with sticky rice, why do I have to go through the extra steps to make this? One word…vanity.
Ask yourself, do you really need nice clothes? Do you really need jewelry? Do you really need mangoes with sticky rice caressing a banana? In roll form? With intricately placed black sesame seeds? Engulfed by toasted coconut flakes? Finished with a fine drizzle of salted coconut sauce? Then pretentiously garnished with a mango flower? The answer is…no. If I was alone, I would eat the rice out of the pot while simultaneously taking bites out of a mango. However, if I have company then my mission in that moment in time is to hear oohs and aahs accompanied by a light show made of camera flashes.
I don’t care for material goods…unless if food is considered a material good. In which case, I will kindly accept the title of a materialistic foodie forever enslaved by my unrelenting urges to devour the culinary works of others. I am lucky enough to have that option and for that, I am truly grateful. I thank my parents for working as hard as they do to give me the life they didn’t have. In our household, “I love you” is reserved for special occasions only. We, instead, voice our love with another simple statement…”sik fan la” (dinner is ready). These dinners are often times heaps of food sloppily piled on plates. Very humbling, very delicious. There is room in my heart and stomach for the humble as well as the egotistical. Today just happens to be the latter…
Thank you for joining me on this emotional roller coaster of a blog post. This is the first recipe I ever made on my own. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!