Thai Treat

Ingredient, Recipes, Seasonal Foods
on May 16, 2012
Mark Boughton Photography

Thai cuisine once seemed like an exotic fad, but a generation after finding its way to the United States, it’s now as mainstream as any of the “Big Three”—Chinese, Mexican and Italian.

The trademark of Thai cuisine is a reliance on fresh ingredients prepared quickly, followed by simple, yet elegant desserts that have few ingredients but complex flavor. The quintessential Thai dessert is Mango Sticky Rice. For such a pristine dish, the recipes available can be dauntingly complicated. We’ve stripped this classic finale down to just three main ingredients—and a 10-minute cooking time. And don’t worry—all the authentic taste is still there.

— By David Feder