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Best sticky rice and mango

tara Jul 4, 2006 04:14 AM

I had the sticky rice and mango at Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, and it was out of this world. Phenomenal. I want to enjoy an outstanding rendition of this dish in San Francisco -- but where? Please tell me where I can have delicious sticky rice and mango in San Francisco!

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    maus1 RE: tara Jul 4, 2006 06:06 AM

    The thai temple in Berkeley serves a very good version on their Sunday brunch...It is worth the trip particularly if you have the other desserts: Kanom Krok (coconut cakes), and many others!

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      Christina RE: maus1 Jul 4, 2006 07:00 PM

      Any other place you can recommend? Perhaps on the Pennisula somewhere? :-)

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        LJR RE: maus1 Jul 7, 2006 11:53 PM

        I second Thai Temple in Berkeley for Sunday brunch. Mango & sticky rice is great, the purple rice is especially good in texture. Great for a nice day. The papaya salad is the best I've ever had, they make it to order. Those coconut cakes with green onions are amazing. But please, please bring your own beverages. Absolute worst Thai tea & coffee known to man.

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        jiongliu RE: tara Jul 4, 2006 07:43 PM

        I absolutely love the mango sticky rice w/ coconut ice cream at lotus of siam along with the fried banana. You might want to try Champa Garden in Oakland. The sticky rice is a bit sweeter than normal but you can ask for coconut ice cream. They give you a large portion and it is only $3. Anyone know of food comparable to lotus of siam in the bay area?

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          Melanie Wong RE: jiongliu Jul 4, 2006 07:45 PM

          One thing to note is that Lotus of Siam doesn't have mango sticky rice all the time. Only when mangos are at their absolute best, so you're guaranteed of high quality.

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            tara RE: jiongliu Jul 10, 2006 07:53 PM

            Thanks, all, for the responses!

            I too have been interested in finding Lotus of Siam-like fare -- that is, Thai food from the north -- in these parts. I asked a friend of a friend who's Thai, and she said Lanna Thai in the Sunset serves that region's food. Anyone been there?


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            katya RE: tara Jul 4, 2006 10:02 PM

            I ate at Lotus of Siam in Vegas (the place with the stellar reviews in the middle of a HUGE run-down strip mall right?), and wanted to get the sticky rice, but was too full. I had no idea it was a destination restaurant just for the sticky rice.

            The Thai Temple in Berkeley's version is very good, and includes a dark and light rices. I recall Berkeley Thai House having a very good rendition as well.

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              congeeboy RE: tara Jul 5, 2006 12:38 AM

              The mango sticky rice at Krung Thai (Mountain View & San Jose) has always been consistantly good. Similar to Lotus of Siam, the sweet coconut rice is topped with sprinkles of cripsy rice. As with many places, the dessert is only offered during mango season.

              1. Hungryfina RE: tara Jul 8, 2006 12:55 AM

                I really like the mango sticky rice at Soi 4 (on the Oakland side of College ave.) - They only offer it when the mangos are perfectly right and it's always the perfect sweetness. It's my favorite comfortfood - The thai temple's version is really good too, but I agree that what's the most amazing there are those little coconut pancakes!

                1. Cynsa RE: tara Jul 8, 2006 10:19 PM

                  Jitlada Thai, 1826 Buchanan St. 415.292.9027 serves a delightful black sticky rice with mango dessert; ordered with a separate dish of coconut ice cream, it's a divine sweet to finish your meal.

                  1. tara RE: tara Sep 29, 2006 01:02 AM

                    FYI, I recently had some delicious black sticky rice with mango at Suriya Thai in the Mission. Generous portion, very good.

                    1. Dave MP RE: tara Sep 29, 2006 03:59 PM

                      I had great mango with sticky rice at Angkor Borei in Bernal Heights....here's a link to my post from last week.

                      Dave MP


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