On the bucket list of just about every tourist to Thailand is a visit to a floating market. If you don’t want to get up too early, there’s Talin Chan, just 12 kilometres out of town – it’s a bit lacking in authentic charm but there’s some great food here, such as this dish, which I really hope you try. Now, I know mango with sticky rice is a well-known Thai snack but at Talin Chan there’s a lady who makes it with coloured rice. So when you order hers, you get a pile each of green sticky rice (tinted with pandan leaf), purple sticky rice (coloured using magenta leaves, which can be found at good Asian grocers) and plain rice, garnished with fried mung beans. The mangoes are fat and juicy and the way she prepares them, to order, is pretty impressive. She passes you the dish in a basket on a long bamboo stick from her boat. You take your dish then put money in the basket to pay her. It’s really great fun.