The Best Sticky Rice With Durian!

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, January 3, 2011 | Published in


I have one favourite dessert which I never get tired of, and that is sticky rice with durian!

This dessert, which originates from Thailand, is a must-try, UNLESS you hate durians!

I have eaten it at a few restaurants in Malaysia and so far, the best can be found at Erawan Thai Restaurant in Dataran Sunway at Kota Damansara.

But even the best in Malaysia cannot match with the one I had in Bangkok during my recent trip and my previous visits there. Guess what? The boss at Erawan did not agree with me. Oh well!

So now, let me introduce to you the BEST sticky rice with durian dessert in Bangkok, and probably the whole of Thailand and maybe, the world.

I said 'probably' and 'maybe' cos I have to admit that I have not tried every single sticky rice with durians out there. But this one in Bangkok is the best I have eaten so far. And if you ever go to Bangkok, you simply must visit this place!

OK, so where is this place that has the best sticky rice with durian? It's at one of the most visited shopping malls in Bangkok - the Mah BoonKrong or MBK Shopping Mall!

Ooh! Look at the traffic jam in downtown Bangkok! Looks like KL right?

But no worries! To go to this mall, you don't need to take cabs or tuk-tuks, although tuk-tuks can get you there pretty fast as they can weave in and out of traffic like the pros! Just take Bangkok's efficient BTS SkyTrain!

The Skytrain is similar to Malayia's LRT except that it is slightly wider and more spacious.

If you are using the SkyTrain Silom Line, drop off at the last stop at National Stadium station and you can see MBK straight away.

If you are on the Skytrain Sukhumwit Line, you can drop off at Siam station and walk a short distance to MBK or change to Silom Line although the next stop is already the National Stadium so it is better to just walk that short distance! (Refer to BTS Skytrain map HERE)

OK, enough with the transportation! Once you are in MBK, go to the 6th floor where you can find the Food Center.

Hmm, why did my photo turn out like this? Can't see the words Food Center properly!

Buy your coupons first from the Coupon Counter.

All the stalls in this Food Center do not accept cash. They only accept coupons so you must buy your coupons first.

Don't worry. If you can't use all the coupons you bought, they can be returned for cash.

OK, there are two stalls that sell sticky rice with durians. You must go to this stall here!

Remember this lady! She's the one selling the best sticky rice with durians in Bangkok!!

If you are a Thai national or you stay in Thailand and you disagree with me, please, please let me know where I can find an even better sticky rice with durians!! Thank you!!

Sorry if the photo is not as clear as it should be. The lighting there was a little dim and I did not want to use flash.

Besides, I was taking all these photos very fast as I was actually stopped by the security guard who told me that I was not allowed to take photos. What the heck?!

So some of the photos here were taken "secretly" when the guard was not looking. LOL!

As you can see, besides sticky rice with durian, the lady also sells many other types of desserts!

I took a quick snapshot of the menu.

Good news for those who don't like durians! You can try the sticky rice with mango, which to me, was also very good! Much better than the ones you find in Malaysian Thai restaurants!

Look at those sticky rice and durians! Maybe the picture here does not make it seem so appetizing, but in reality I was drooling when I was there!

The lady has a rival stall just next to hers!

Make sure you don't go to the wrong stall!

Ok so here's my sticky rice with durian.

Gosh!! I can't help drooling looking at my own photo!

The combination of coconut milk, sticky rice and durian flesh makes this the perfect dessert!
I liked it so much I ate it almost everyday during my trip in Bangkok!

And to think it costs a mere 40 baht (RM4) compared to the RM12 price tag eating a similar but clearly more inferior quality version at Erawan Thai Restaurant!

Coming up next : The Best Steak In Bangkok!

Makan-Makan @ Mariuca

(73) Comments

  1. Mariuca said...

    yeeehaw!!!! tot i was gonna miss it he he!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:01 PM
  2. Mariuca said...

    The durian sticky rice looks absolutely delish!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:04 PM
  3. Mariuca said...

    This is B's fave! Haven't tried the Erawan one... can't remember...

    January 3, 2011 at 11:05 PM
  4. Mariuca said...

    And RM4 only???? If it was me, sure will eat 2 then... tamaka haloba mah... summore so cheap! :)

    January 3, 2011 at 11:05 PM
  5. day-dreamer said...

    Wah!!! *droooools*

    January 3, 2011 at 11:17 PM
  6. kyh said...

    wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! i like sticky rice with mangoes and durian, and with lotsa coconut milk!! :)

    January 3, 2011 at 11:24 PM
  7. Reanaclaire said...

    gosh...all my favourites! durian with pulut, mango.. and santan.. so cholesterolistic! hahaa..

    January 3, 2011 at 11:48 PM
  8. eastcoastlife said...

    I love sticky rice with mangoes or durian too! Gosh! I'm craving for it now.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:48 PM
  9. eastcoastlife said...

    Where to find stick rice at this hour!? You bad lah!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:49 PM
  10. eastcoastlife said...

    Happy New Year foong!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:50 PM
  11. Ken Wooi said...

    wow.. i wannttt! :D

    January 3, 2011 at 11:51 PM
  12. kyh said...

    ECL, find in BKK! HAHAHHAHAH!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:57 PM
  13. Monica said...

    gosh.. so yummy! I absolutely love mango sticky rice!!

    January 4, 2011 at 12:14 AM
  14. Monica said...

    opps! that's sticky rice with durian! ohh i've never tried it before :D

    January 4, 2011 at 12:16 AM
  15. Monica said...

    RM4 cheap huh!! :)

    January 4, 2011 at 12:21 AM
  16. wenn said...

    ya..sticky rice with durian..yummy!

    January 4, 2011 at 12:29 AM
  17. LadyJava said...

    wooo... sticky rice as in glutinous rice?

    if so my late MIL made one syiok one.. never got the chance to get the recipe... my bad :(

    oh I miss BKK... the Tom Yam there... to die for!!

    January 4, 2011 at 12:40 AM
  18. lina said...

    durian in a shopping mall? Got smell everywhere or not? XD

    January 4, 2011 at 8:34 AM
  19. lina said...

    I like the colourful stall. SO much stuff to choose ah?

    January 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM
  20. lina said...

    buy coupon like that, reminds me of canteen day. :D

    January 4, 2011 at 8:37 AM
  21. xin said...

    argh gimme a bowl of sticky rice with durian now!

    January 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM
  22. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Love the mango combination and have not tried with thorny fruit as yet.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM
  23. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Yeah what the heck cannot take photos of food? Can understand if you are taking snapshots of display of clothes, interior designs or decor etc for security and biz reasons as they would dont want competitors to copy them or robbers to do 'research' on the surroundings. Perhaps they had bad experiences with 'spy' photographers. When in Bangkok do as the Romans do..haha. The pixz look ok even with out flash. tQ.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:24 PM
  24. iamthewitch said...

    Wah I've only tasted Sticky rice with mango before but not with Durian! So when we go Erawan? :P

    January 4, 2011 at 1:39 PM
  25. bluedreamer27 said...

    it looks great... we called sticky rice here as Biko...but i never thought that it could be matched up with durian... very interesting

    January 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM
  26. bluedreamer27 said...

    actually they're all look great...
    i wonder how they taste like

    January 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM
  27. bluedreamer27 said...

    have a great day and happy blogging foong

    January 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM
  28. Anonymous

    I don't mind having sticky rice pudding with durians but the durians must be the tasty variety. I don't like D24.

    I can't find good sticky rice pudding with mango over here.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:20 PM
  29. Ice said...

    Wow! Exotic looking food there. I think I'll pay any amount to taste them.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:59 PM
  30. [SK] said...

    urgh!!! i hate durians!! so i will never try that at all..

    January 4, 2011 at 10:41 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    but then i love their sticky rice with mango.. they call it "kao niao mak mon", hehe.. and i also like the dessert "tap tim krob" (which is the red rubby with jackfruit)..

    January 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    and oh, one more thing i like.. but i have no idea what is that called.. it's like green bean paste wrapped in a layer of jelly and then made into shapes of different colorful fruits.. you saw that?? i find that very interesting dessert..

    January 4, 2011 at 10:45 PM
  33. [SK] said...

    ok ok, i search back my FB and found the photo, it's called "lok chub"..

    January 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    mariuca, congrats you are FC! Oh, so B likes sticky rice with durian? High 5 with B! Haha.

    Yes, it was cheap at RM4 right? I wanted to eat double too : )

    January 5, 2011 at 12:35 AM
  35. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, yeah I am drooling at my own photo! : )

    January 5, 2011 at 12:36 AM
  36. foongpc said...

    kyh, yes lots and lots of coconut milk! Yummy!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:37 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    reananclaire, why must they be so delicious but high in cholesterol? It's not fair! : D

    January 5, 2011 at 12:38 AM
  38. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, haha!! Too bad, you have to make your own LOL!!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:41 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    ken, go to Bangkok! : )

    January 5, 2011 at 12:42 AM
  40. foongpc said...

    monica, if you like durian, you must try sticky rice with durian! I prefer it to sticky rice with mango!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:42 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    wenn, yummylicious indeed! : )

    January 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    ladyjava, yes glutinous rice. Oh! What a waste you did not get the recipe! Oh yeah, I love BKK's tom yam - absolutely delicious! : )

    January 5, 2011 at 12:45 AM
  43. foongpc said...

    lina, no smell surprisingly! Haha, canteen day? : D

    January 5, 2011 at 12:45 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    xin, go to Bangkok! : D

    January 5, 2011 at 12:46 AM
  45. foongpc said...

    bananaz, oh you must try with the durians! They are so delicious!

    Yeah, I also found it ridiculous that I was not allowed to take photos of the food! But I also took pictures of the interior - maybe that's why. Haha!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:51 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, LOL!! Let's go Erawan one of these days, but I will not order their sticky rice with durian cos Bangkok's one is much better and cheaper : )

    January 5, 2011 at 12:52 AM
  47. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, learnt a new word - Biko! Haha. Never tried it with durian? Oh, you must! It is delicious!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:53 AM
  48. foongpc said...

    mei teng, why you don't like D24? I love it!!

    Yes, no good sticky rice with mango here, you must go Bangkok for that!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:55 AM
  49. foongpc said...

    ai shiang, really? I should make them and sell to you for USD1,000! Haha!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:55 AM
  50. foongpc said...

    SK, what a waste to hate durians! They are the most delicious fruit! Haha!

    Sticky rice with mango is nice, but no match for sticky rice with durians! LOL!

    I like 'tub tim krob' too! Also hard to find a really good one here!

    Lok chub? No I have not tried that before!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:58 AM
  51. Che-Cheh said...

    Never tried sticky rice with durian before but they are making me lau hau sui.

    Funny why they don't allow photograph.

    January 5, 2011 at 8:53 AM
  52. eiling lim said...

    wow i haven't had durian sticky rice before. Looks like I gotta give it a try the next time I'm there!

    January 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM
  53. Johnny Ong said...

    i'm drooling d ..... need to go bkk to see how it has developed

    January 5, 2011 at 10:28 AM
  54. jam said...

    I have yet to try sticky rice with durian! But I like my sticky rice to go with mango, yummy!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM
  55. jam said...

    Happy new year, my panda mate!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:41 PM
  56. Twilight Man said...

    I also love Durian with sticky rice very much.

    January 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM
  57. Twilight Man said...

    It is important that they use fresh coconut milk with jasmine in the sticky rice. Of course the durian must be fragrant top grade ones. Most Thai durians are too fleshy and flat taste.

    January 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM
  58. Twilight Man said...

    I am surprised you rated that Thai lady's stall as the best in Thailand or the world..!!! Sure boh!???

    January 5, 2011 at 2:55 PM
  59. Twilight Man said...

    I have eaten them many times in Thailand since I was born but I would say that you need to try them in Phuket or Songkhla provinces. All the best Thai desserts and curries usually come from the South.

    January 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM
  60. Twilight Man said...

    Anyway, I agree that Bangkok chefs are good in culinary skills too. Maybe you were so hungry that day and everything tasted superb!

    January 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM
  61. Twilight Man said...

    Bangkok was famous for trading and nightlife since the olden days. It was during the late 20th century era where exotic Thai food were widely popularized and promoted in Bangkok city. Then HM The Queen started to help promote the OTOP's village handicrafts and silk ware to the Bangkokians and the world.

    January 5, 2011 at 3:01 PM
  62. Twilight Man said...

    If you were a frequent visitor to Bangkok during the 80s and 90s you would have cursed their heavy traffic jams and madness! We always had to allocate minimum 5 hours to travel to Don Muang airport. Crazee!

    January 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM
  63. Lisa said...

    OMG...they look delicious...I am MISSING them very badly...I am not lucky enough to get them here... :(

    January 5, 2011 at 8:58 PM
  64. Wet Floor Anti Slippery Safety Solutions said...

    Happy New Year to you.. The photographs you have uploaded in your post are very beautiful, I also like sticky rice but not durian. Thank you for this post

    January 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM
  65. Used Cell Phones said...

    Nice post!!!! Sticky rice is so mouth watering specially when it is served with some spicy gravy....

    January 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM
  66. HappySurfer said...

    That sticky rice with durian looks great. I bet it'd taste even better with D24. LOL! Thanks for sharing, Foong.

    January 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM
  67. Ayie said...

    no matter how good you said about the durian I don't think I can take it. The smell is just so overwhelming for me.

    January 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM
  68. LifeRamblings said...

    you're making me hungry. it has been 15 years since i last visited bk. there must be a lot of changes.

    January 14, 2011 at 5:36 PM
  69. Unknown said...

    I´ve followed your instructions to get to the stall. I had very high expectations since I am such a huge fan of durian. Unfortunately, the "best-sticky-rice-with-durian" turned out to be the worst one. There was too little durian and it was too dry :(. Oh well, maybe I have to go to that Malaysian restaurant instead...

    July 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    Holisticlounge, oh really? Well, I guess everyone eats differently. Last time when I went there, they provided lots of durian and it was not dry at all. I am not sure about now though.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM
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