Did you know that Asian countries can boast not only by their exotic cuisine but by delicious desserts too? Let's get acquainted with these tasty dishes with the help of a new stamp issue introduced by Singapore and Thailand.
StampNews.com invites our readers to throw a look at this stamp set featuring traditional sweet delights from Singapore and Thailand that will be issued to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The stamp to be issued by Singapore Post and Thailand Post depicts Singapore's old-school ice-cream sandwich and Thailand's iconic mango sticky rice.
Wafer ice cream is a type of ice cream popular in Singapore, often known as potong (cut) ice cream, which consists of two wafers holding together a block of ice cream. Common flavours offered include ripple, red bean, yam, sweet corn, durian, honeydew, peppermint, chocolate, and chocolate chip. Wafer ice cream vendors also sell the same blocks of ice cream on slices of multicolored bread, on cones or in cups instead of sandwiched between wafers.
The ice cream block is essentially a huge log of ice cream, which is then cut (hence the name potong) and sandwiched between two wafers. It is interesting to note the differences between countries: Singaporean street vendors do not offer individually wrapped ice cream sandwiches like Australia does.
Mango sticky rice or kao niow mamuang is a Thai dessert made with glutinous rice and fresh mango. It is a traditional Thai food eaten with the hands. It is prepared with glutinous rice, commonly called sticky rice. It is eaten by rolling the rice with the fingers and scooping up mango slices. Contrary with other desserts, Mango Sticky Rice is served warm or at room temperature.
Mango Sticky Rice is a popular dish in the Indochina region of Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.