Mango with Sticky Rice from Brunei

Mango with Sticky Rice is a famous dessert in Southeast Asia. To make this classic Brunei dish, combine white rice with coconut milk and sugar to turn that savory rice into a delicious dessert! Add some sweet, delicious mango on top and you will have one happy tummy. 

I have been so excited to make mango with sticky rice for so long. I always thought that mango with sticky rice was the epitome of a delicious and exotic Asian dessert. But seriously, when else would I get to eat white rice as a dessert food?! Normally I associate mango with sticky rice as a Thai dessert, but as we established on the Brunei page, the foods of Brunei are often very similar to the foods of Thailand. So… I went for it. 

How to Make Mango with Sticky Rice

This meal is SUPER easy to make! Just cook the rice in one pot and boil the coconut milk and sugar mixture in another pot. Then combine them together. One important thing to note for making this recipe: Make sure to allow the rice to sit in the coconut milk mixture for at least 15-20 minutes before serving. This allows the rice time to soak up the coconut milk mixture. You don’t want the rice to be soupy when you eat it. 

Picking the Right Mangoes

Make sure, also, to pick mangoes that are the correct amount of ripeness. A sweet, but still slightly hard mango is a perfect option here. You don’t want your mango to be too mushy, as the texture will blend in too easily with the texture of the rice. Instead, a harder mango that is still ripe and sweet will be the perfect option. 

If you liked this recipe, make sure to check out the other dishes from Brunei on my website! Also, if you make this recipe, post a photo of it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #TheForeignFork and tag @TheForeignFork. Thanks for stopping by everyone! 

Mango with Sticky Rice

Mango with Sticky Rice is a famous dessert in Southeast Asia. To make this classic Brunei dish, combine white rice with coconut milk and sugar to turn that savory rice into a delicious dessert! Add some sweet, delicious mango on top and you will have one happy tummy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine asian, brunei
Prep Time 31 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 mangos sliced or diced
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Put rice in a bowl, cover with water, and soak overnight.

  2. In morning, pour the rice into a colander to drain all of the water. Run water over the rice until the water runs clear.

  3. Place the soaked rice in a medium pot and add 2 cups water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Leave the lid on the pot for 20 min. When done, turn off heat, remove lid, and fluff rice with a fork.

  4. When the rice has about 5-10 minutes left to cook, make the coconut milk mixture. Combine the coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a small pot and mix to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Allow to boil for about 2-3 minutes, until all of the sugar is dissolved.

  5. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the rice mixture. Cover again, and allow to sit for about ten minutes. This will allow the rice time to soak up the excess liquid. You must do this while the rice is still warm.

  6. To serve, use a 1/3 measuring cup. Form the rice into the cup and then turn it over onto the plate. Line the plate with strips or cubes of mango. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 

Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza from Brunei

This Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a homemade version of a Pizza Hut specialty that kicks some major pizza booty. Honey, Barbecue Sauce and Garlic are the basis for this ooey, gooey cheesy pizza topped with grilled chicken, green onions, honey, and sesame seeds. This is a Brunei Specialty you don’t want to miss! 

HOLD UP. I know what you’re thinking…. Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza? From… Brunei? 

So the short answer here is: YES. 

But here’s the longer answer: I know, I know. BBQ pizza is not generally considered a traditional food for Brunei to showcase. However… one could argue (and I’m definitely going to) that the Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza plays a part in the culture of Brunei. 

“But how?” you might ask. Ah, friend, a valid question. Okay, so the barbecue chicken pizza is a highlight on the Pizza Hut menu in Brunei. In fact, Brunei is the only country in the world that showcases this pizza on the menu! Honestly, after tasting this pizza, I’m really not sure why Pizza Hut doesn’t roll this out to more countries. It’s delicious!! 

The Best Ingredient Ever: Garlic

So basically, this pizza is incredible. Also, there’s so much garlic in it that I wanted to fit the word “garlic” into the name somehow. But then that was just too many different words in one title, so it unfortunately needed to be left out. I mean “Honey Barbecue Garlic Chicken Pizza from Brunei” is a little overboard. But I just want you to know that had my brain had enough capacity to comprehend another ingredient in the name of this dish, the word “garlic” would have made it in. You know… because it has so much garlic (YUM). 

Okay moving on. 

The Crust of Your Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza

So to make my life easier, I just made this recipe with pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store. I bought the balled, frozen kind that’s still waiting to thaw out and be turned into the shape of the pizza. I used Tiseo’s brand, and I LOVED It! 

This is definitely the MOVE here, people. If you want to make your own pizza dough you can! But if you want a quick and easy pizza, I would definitely recommend going with a frozen kind. 

If you liked this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know what you thought! You can also show a picture of your finished product on Facebook or Instagram and tag @TheForeignFork or hashtag #TheForeignFork. If you liked this recipe, you might also like this Pispili from Albania or this Rum Soaked Pork Tenderloin from Bolivia! 

Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza (Brunei)

This Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a homemade version of a Pizza Hut specialty that kicks some major pizza booty. Honey, Barbecue Sauce and Garlic are the basis for this ooey, gooey cheesy pizza topped with grilled chicken, green onions, honey, and sesame seeds. This is a Brunei Specialty you don’t want to miss! 

Course dinner, Main Course, pizza
Cuisine brunei, pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 pizza slices

Ingredients

Honey Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauced I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Brand
  • 6 tbsp honey divided
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

Pizza Assembly

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast pounded to 1 inch thick
  • 1 whole head garlic roasted
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Frozen Pizza Dough preferably Tiseo’s brand
  • 8 oz block of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • One bunch of green onions only the green ends
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the head off the top of the garlic bulb and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Roast for about 30-40 minutes until the garlic begins to bubble. Remove from oven and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the water and the cornstarch and mix together until dissolved.

  3. Combine cornstarch mixture in a medium pot with the rest of the honey barbecue sauce ingredients. Stir to combine. Cook on medium-high heat until sauce starts to bubble and thicken, stirring occasionally. Remove from burner.

  4. Divide the completed sauce in half. Reserve half for pizza sauce. Pour the other half in a plastic ziplock back with the chicken breast. Allow to marinade for an hour or two.

  5. Once chicken is done marinating, cook it by your desired method. I grilled it on a panini press until cooked through. You can grill it on a barbecue grill, bake it in the oven, or stir-fry it. I found that the tabletop grill was the fastest. When done cooking, cut the chicken breast into thin strips to lay across the pizza.

Assembling the Pizza

  1. Thaw pizza dough according to package instructions.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. Combine unsalted, softened butter with 3-4 cloves of garlic from your roasted bulb. Mix together to make garlic butter.

  4. Roll out your pizza dough and place on an ungreased tray, rolling the edges up to create a thick crust.

  5. Use a rubber spatula to spread the garlic butter mixture over the entire pizza, including the dough and the crust.

  6. Drizzle the other half of the honey barbecue sauce on the pizza, spreading with a spatula to cover all of the dough. Layer mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce and then the chicken breast on top of the cheese.

  7. Place the pizza in the preheated oven and cook for about 15 minutes, until the crust starts to brown and the cheese is melted.

  8. Once the pizza is removed from the oven, drizzle the extra tablespoon of honey over the pizza. Then add chopped green onions. Lastly, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  9. Enjoy! Leave a comment on this recipe to let me know what you thought.

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce from Brunei

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a spectacular meal from Brunei. Chicken pieces are marinated in a Thai-flavored marinade and then grilled on a barbecue grill. They are then dipped in scrumptious peanut sauce to be enjoyed!

So here’s the story of my first barbecuing disaster. Are you ready? 

OKAY OKAY OKAY here we go. I know you probably all think I’m the all-time, master, best chef, and all-knowing cook in the entire world (L.O.L.) I hate to disappoint you, but sometimes it’s just not true. 

Like, for example, barbecuing! I’ve always been a liiiiittttllleeee scared of the barbeque grill. Whenever it comes time to cook something on the barbecue grill, I’ve always turned to good ‘ole daddy-o. Papa Foreign Fork is a pretty dece grill master, so he always takes over the actual grilling part. 

But this Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce was my very first grill recipe for The Foreign Fork, so I had to put on my big girl panties and try my own hand at grilling. Besides, Papa Foreign Fork can’t be my Grill Master forever. 

Close of up Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Barbecue Distaster

So I fire up the grill, put my chicken on their wooden skewers, and set to work on barbecuing. *Insert Blonde girl moment here* because I forgot that I put WOOD over FIRE. Sooooo my skewers caught fire, and by the time my chicken cooked through, the wooden sticks completely charred black. Duh…. 

So here’s a lesson for you all: Apparently when you cook skewers on the barbeque, you need to soak your wooden skewers in water for a few hours before you put them on the grill. 

The best part about this blog is that I get to learn with every single meal that I cook. I’m not a perfect chef by any means, but as I continue on my culinary journey around the world, I learn and I learn and I learn. And never again will I put unsoaked skewers on the barbecue. 

What is Satay? 

Satay is a popular dish in Southeast Asia made of meat of grilled meat on a skewer, most of the time served with a sauce. It can be made of multiple ingredients including mutton, beef, pork, fish, and in our case, today, chicken! 

Satay origininated from the Indonesian island of Java; it is an adaptation of Indian kebabs. The name comes from Malay, but in a Xiamen dialect it means “three times stacked” because usually satay is made of three pieces of meat stacked together on a Kebab skewer. 

While our satay today is made with wooden or metal skewers, in Brunei and Indonesia, Satay is more commonly made with bamboo skewers! 

Brunei Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

This chicken satay with peanut sauce is so tender and savory. And it’s only a few easy steps!

Whisk the marinade together. Cut the chicken into cubes and leave to rest in the marinade for a few hours. Put the chicken on skewers and cook on the barbecue grill. Whisk together the peanut sauce, and BOOM! Done! 

Try it and enjoy 😉 

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a spectacular meal from Brunei. Chicken pieces are marinated in a Thai-flavored marinade and then grilled on a barbecue grill. They are then dipped in scrumptious peanut sauce to be enjoyed!

Course dinner, Main Course, meat
Cuisine brunei
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 2 hours
Servings 20 skewers

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs

Marinade Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Peanut Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste to taste
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water or more depending on desired thickness

Instructions

  1. If you are using wooden skewers, soak the skewers in water overnight before you cook the recipe.
  2. Trim the fat from the chicken thighs. Cut into about 1 inch cubes.
  3. Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. In a gallon ziplock bag, add the cubed chicken pieces and pour the marinade. Put the ziplock bag in the fridge and let rest for about 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Once the chicken has marinated, place three cubed pieces side by side on the wooden skewer. Make sure to skewer the chicken the long way.
  6. Use a pastry brush to brush olive oil on your barbecue grill to keep the chicken from sticking.
  7. Heat the grill on a low heat, and slowly grill the satay about ten minutes on each side. Check the chicken frequently to ensure it isn’t burning. Chicken is completely cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the peanut sauce ingredients, adding more water according to desired thickness.
  9. Enjoy!
  10. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational and personal use only.