Mango desserts to try in Qatar this summer
Summer in Qatar has temperatures soaring and everyone looking forward to cool drinks and ice cream to beat the heat. Summer also means it is officially mango season as everyone rushes for the majestic fruit in large quantities. Mango-based ice cream, juice, and dessert are in the spotlight as restaurants try to make the most of the fruit this season.
If you are looking for something fancier and more unique than the usual mango ice cream or mango juice, we have just the list for you. Here are some unique mango desserts to try in Qatar during the summer.
Mango sticky rice
Mango sticky rice is a classic Thai dessert, also known as Khao niaow ma muang, and is definitely something to check out if you are a mango lover. The dish includes sweet, sticky rice flavored with coconut milk and served with juicy, fresh mangoes. This delectable mango dessert is a staple in many Thai restaurants and is best tried during summer for the freshest mango pairing.
Where can you try it in Qatar: NEO Restaurant, Thai Society, Kachi Restaurant, Siam Sushi Xpress, Little Chef Bear Restaurant, Poke District, Khaosan Thai restaurant.
Aamras puri is another mango dish you absolutely must try especially if you love the combination of sweet and salty. Aamras translates to mango pulp and is eaten quite a lot in the Indian subcontinent. It is paired with puri, also known as deep-fried Indian flatbread and the combination of cold, sweet aamras with salty-deep fried hot puris makes for a delightful experience.
Where can you try it in Qatar: Gokul Gujrati Restaurant and Bombay Cutting Chai
Inline image credit: @worldcafeforu
Why have boring icecream when you can have mango falooda which is a delicacy to try in peak mango season. The dessert is an amalgamation of fresh mango ice-cream in mango smoothie with additional nuts, pieces of mang fruit, sweet vermicelli, jelly, and basil seeds. The dish is served ice-cold and is the perfect summer ice cream sundae to try.
Where can you try it in Qatar: Tea Time, House of Tea, Hot N Cool, MRA Bakery Sweets & Restaurant, Desert Palace, Brooks Café, Al Naimi Cafeteria, Taste of Mumbai, Kailash Parbat, and Tasty Tea
Your much-loved Middle-Eastern dessert has been given a mango-ey twist: Mango Kunafa. The sugary-sweet spun pastry pairs exceptionally well with the creamy creamy center and the addition of mango to the mix adds a nice hint of freshness.
Where can you try it in Qatar: Tuile Coffee Shop
Mango cheese bingsu
Korean food lovers are in for a treat with the mango cheese bingsu that is available this season. Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert that contains fruit, milk, shaved iced, and other interesting toppings. Due to the nature of this dessert, this cannot be ordered online and is best had at the restaurant.
Where can you try it in Qatar: Sobingsu
If you like sticking to old favorites, then mango cheesecake is just the summer dessert for you. With a crumbly, buttery biscuit base, the rich decadent cheesy filling perfectly offsets the freshness and tang of tropical mangoes. This is a great pick-me-up after a long, hot, tiring day at work or as a sweet ending to a yummy meal.
Where can you try it in Qatar: The Cheesecake Factory, Nandos, Soho Coffee Co., Ground Coffee Shop, Noora Cafe
Mango delight, as the name goes, is a delightful medley of fresh mango flavors coupled with fresh cream, real pulp, ice cream, crispy biscuit/cake and more toppings. Many restaurants serve their own version of this dessert with slight variations and all of them are a sure-shot way to make the most of mango season desserts.
Where can you try it in Qatar: Fraiche Sucre n Gateau, Bombay Cutting Chai, Taste of Mumbai
Inline image credit: @vegetable_confit for Fraiche Sucre
The viral mango ice cream
The list would be incomplete without a mention of the top trending mango ice cream found at Origami. Not your regular ice cream by far, th7/ dessert includes the smoothest, creamiest mango soft ice cream served in the shell of a mango half with pulp. Get ready to sink into mango heaven with this dessert but be warned, it can get juicily messy!
Where can you try it in Qatar: Origami
Mango Sago Affogato
If you've seen the trending mango sago pudding going viral on TikTok and Instagram, here's an eleveated version of it for you to try. The mango sago affogato is a rich creamy milk ice cream served on a bed of mango puree and then topped off with a mango sago sauce. As pretty as the dessert looks, you are sure to delight in the beautiful textures and flavors of this delectable mango dessert.
Where can you try it in Qatar: Halo Cafe
*while most of these desserts can be ordered online on Talabat and Snoonu, certain dishes like the icecream and bingsu can only be served at the restaurant. The desserts are subject to availability so please contact the restaurant before heading there to try.
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