LE's favourite Thai dessert is mango sticky rice - a mound of sticky rice in a coconut cream syrup garnished by slices of fresh mango. Heavenly!
A close second are the small bite size portions of coconut sticky rice topped with a sweet dollop of mystery, all wrapped up in a banana leaf. If she could read Thai she would instantly know what is inside because it is written on the outside in felt pen but she can't, so most days when she comes back from the market it is a surprise. The type she likes best is topped with a small pile of shredded candied coconut and she has tried to memorize what that writing looks like. But as in written English, Thai people's handwriting varies so there are many days when none of the banana leaf script looks familiar. Then she just takes whatever is in the pile; it doesn't really matter because they are all delicious.