My favorite Thai restaurant makes a fantastic mango and sticky rice dessert, and it seems like it'd be pretty simple to recreate at home. I've searched around the internet for mango and sticky rice recipes, and have found many, but none seem to have the crunchy bits that I find in my local restaurant's version.
Obviously, I can ask at the restaurant next time I'm there, but I'm curious if anybody here knows what these could be?
They are crunchy and about the size of grains of rice, which make me think they might be toasted grains of sticky rice? They could also be some kind of seed or nut...
Does anybody know of any crunchy bits that are traditional on Thai sticky rice with mango?