Well, this is partially scientific. The capsaicin in hot peppers gives a burning sensation to the tongue but the fat of the cream cheese simultaneously coats the tongue to partially relieve it. The experiment proved successful and realized right after that it is similar to jalapeno poppers in way with the tongue teasing of the pepper with cooling, however, you eat this cold.
Hard to find sticky rice where I am and was lucky to find coconut milk! Being sticky rice is practically starchy rice, I decided to work the recipe over to accomodate the many folks who have access to more common ingredients...and added some coconut flakes for added texture and taste!