- brown rice
- coconut milk — the type you like; I prefer the full-fat canned coconut milk, but this morning I used the kind I bought in the refrigerated dairy section at the grocery store
- mango — preferably riper than the one I had this morning!
- sweetener if you like — I used coconut palm sugar
The first time I had something like this, a friend of mine invited me to a Thai restaurant for my birthday. He was there early and told the staff it was my birthday. We ordered dinner and had a nice time, and by the time we were just about ready to go, out came the staff singing “Happy Birthday”, with this wonderful sticky rice (white rice with sweetened coconut milk) topped with really juicy & ripe mango slices, and on top of all that, a flaming “sparkler” candle! I think there was a pink paper umbrella or too involved also. It was so much fun! I’d never before had a “birthday cake” quite like that.