Pot to Cook Sticky Rice???
I am in Bangkok for a week from New York City...
I remember (unless it was a crazy dream about chowhound) reading a post a while back saying something about a specical pot you can buy to make sticky rice. I think someone was saying where to buy it and white type of pot to buy. Does this even exist and where can I get one?
Yes, there is a special pot, and you'll need a wicker basket called a huat, which suspends the rice over the boiling water effectively steaming it. Both of these can be seen on the third pic from the top here at my blog: http://realthai.blogspot.com/2006/08/thai-kitchen-utensils.html
I didn't buy a pot--I find an ordinary pot works fine--but did buy the basket at Aw Taw Kaw market. I also bought a bunch of the little baskets for individual servings of sticky rice. The latter were a very good buy and easy to transport home, the former I could have bought in the US for only a few bucks (hard to bring home; they have them in Chinatown, ask on that board when you get back).
You'll also need the basket to do it right!
I often see them at small, local markets and shops
I have seen them at Makro.
I would think they might be found at places like Lotus or Big C.
Considering the size of it, ordering through the link might be better!