Parcels of goodness.
Found in all corners of the world, in different forms, tastes, and textures: Latin America boasts empanadas, Eastern Europe takes pride in pierogis, China devotes itself to dumplings and Indonesia likens their lemper or sticky rice rolls.
I tasted my first lemper over one year ago and it would not be my last, at first bite I needed to get my hands on a recipe.
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The most important ingredient in this dish is the mango. The sticky rice and coconut milk are the backdrop to this “king of fruit”. The best mango for this dessert is a small, sweet yellow type called Ataulfo (Honey Mango or Manila Mango). It is non-fiborous and widely available throughout the United States. Only the ripest (sweetest) mangoes should be used and can be detected by touch and smell. The ataulfo mango will be yellow, supple to the touch with a full-fruity aroma and the skin may have a slight wrinkling to it which means it is at perfection!
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