What’s your favourite season?
Where else to look for delicious, sweet mangoes other than Thailand? That was exactly my plan when I arrived in Bangkok. Though I wasn’t exactly in love with Bangkok, I did love the food scene, and especially the mangoes.
The golden-skinned fruits can be found almost everywhere in the city and the chances are they are always sweet. I love mangoes, it is my favourite fruit and would love to devour them all year long if they weren’t so seasonal. I discovered that mango sticky rice was heaven-sent, I had doubts at my first try but then easily got hooked. My friend, Christa, suggested that we should visit Mango Tango, a cafe with all mango-related desserts. I barely could say no.
Mango Tango turned out to be a haven for mango lovers like myself. I mean, really, they have chandelier from mangoes (maybe not real mangoes, but you know the dedication!). The menu was confusing, confusing in a sense that I wanted to literally eat everything on it and couldn’t decide. On my first visit to Mango Tango, I had just eaten lunch so I decided to share a plate of mango dessert with Christa. Big mistake, as I didn’t know just how delicious the dessert would be.
The plate of dessert consisted of fresh mango, sticky rice, mango sorbet and mango pudding. It was heavenly! The sorbet was refreshing, the pudding was so silky and the fresh mango combined with the sticky was a match made in heaven.
I regretted having to share my dessert platter. So we went back again for the second time the next day, and this time I refused to share! Yes I was that crazy about Mango Tango.
Mango Tango is a great place to sit and spoil yourself with mango desserts. The great thing is that there are several Mango Tango outlets in Thailand, two in Bangkok (Siam Square and Asiatique) and one in Chiang Mai (Nimmanhaemin). I went to the Siam Square one. So, next time you are in Thailand, knock yourself out and go mango crazy in Mango Tango.