Sweet Sticky Rice

Sweet Sticky Rice

Mango and sticky rice. There are certain foods that, once before you, are bittersweet to begin to eat. That’s because every bite makes the end nearer; every taste, though supremely satisfying, is marked with a tinge of anxiety. Soon it will no longer be present on my plate. Soon I will have eaten it all. So I eat slowly, barely breaking the glutinous mass. {Pictured: my dessert at Hicksville, Long Island’s Jaiya, an authentic Thai eatery with superb lighting for food photography}