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Mango sticky rice and thai iced tea

hungryann Apr 30, 2007 08:24 PM

Has anyone come across any south east asian restos (mostly thai) that serve these?

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  1. SnackHappy May 1, 2007 04:52 AM

    I recently had thai iced tea at Ban Lao Thai on Decarie. It was good but my meal was a bit disappointing.

    They also have thai iced tea at Thailande on Bernard at Saint-Urbain.

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      roarlaura May 1, 2007 07:50 AM

      I ate at Phayathai (107 Laurier Ouest) last night and had thai iced tea. Our food was pretty good (maybe a 7 out of 10) and the tea as well. I'm going to give it another try sometime soon, since it had really great reviews.

      Sad to say, I've had better tea, but it's hard to find in this city!

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        BLM May 1, 2007 05:57 PM

        I've seen mango sticky rice available at the Bangkok restaurant at their original location(off-shoot of the Bangkok Faubourg establishment). Now the Bangkok restaurant have moved to the other side of Ste-Catherine street(still next to Faubourg). Not sure if it still is on their menu. Haven't gone to eat at Bangkok restaurant recently. Turned off by the big increases in the prices of their dishes. Their whole fried fish dish at last notice is almost $25.00(when it originally opened around 3-4 years ago it was under $9.00), despite listing on their menu at the time for about $17.99.

        I've seen Thai iced tea at the Chuch take-out outlet(vegetarian Thai food). Not sure if Chuch still exists(off-shoot of the Chu Chai restaurant), but from doing a quick check it seems that it's no more.

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          roarlaura May 2, 2007 07:43 AM

          I'm pretty sure Chuch is still open; I pass it all the time. But I've only eaten there once and don't remember ordering ice tea. I'll have to check it out.

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            BLM May 2, 2007 08:03 AM

            I'm thinking the whole space, might be Chu Chai restaurant now(Chu Chai was right next to Chuch). Basically Chuch was the take-out section(including ready-to-go meals) of Chu Chai.

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              BLM May 2, 2007 08:08 AM

              Just to clarify, when I said "from doing a quick check" I meant I checked the Montreal phone directory online. There was no listing for Chuch now to my knowledge.

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                roarlaura May 2, 2007 02:01 PM

                Gotcha. I've eaten at Chuchai a lot but not at either place in the past month. But I just called and asked if Chuch is still open and was told that it is.

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                  BLM May 2, 2007 03:42 PM

                  You didn't asked if they had Thai iced tea? It must be at least a couple of years since my last time at Chuch.

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                    BLM May 4, 2007 10:03 PM

                    Just found out that there's going to be a second Chuchai location opening soon, this one opening on St-Laurent blvd. Don't know anymore details. Not sure, if the Chuch component will be included in the second Chuchai. Anyone with details?

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                      Plateaumaman May 5, 2007 06:52 PM

                      I was at Chu Chai yesterday and noticed mango sticky rice on the menu! And if you go to Chuch next door they'll let you order anything from the Chu Chai menu too.

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                        hungryann May 5, 2007 07:27 PM

                        Great. I can stop in on my way back home from work. Very convenient.

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                          BLM Jun 20, 2007 06:23 PM

                          I went to Chuch monday(June 18th). They don't have Thai ice tea(I asked).

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                  emerilcantcook Jul 28, 2007 09:22 PM

                  I have tried Chuch's mango sticky rice a few months ago. It was clean, solid, but at the same time a little bit too fancy/sterile for my taste. I also tried the one at Bangkok restaurant (the one on St Catherine) and I could say I prefer it to Chuch's. Still, neither of them were too memorable compared to warmness, hominess of some versions I've tasted in US.

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                    hungryann Jul 29, 2007 07:27 AM

                    Thai cuisine in general is not a forte of this town. Everything including the thai iced tea is subpar compared to what I have had in the US. I am not even comparing it to what I've had in Thailand!

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                  serpah May 7, 2007 12:42 PM

                  Talay Thai serves this. They're across from the Jewish General at the corner of Cote-des-Neiges and Cote-Ste-Catherine. They're the only place I knew of that sold Thai iced tea. Now I'll have to check out Bangkok and ChuChai for it!

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                    BLM May 7, 2007 05:37 PM

                    Bangkok restaurant for the mango sticky rice(when they were on the other side of Ste-Catherine). Never saw Thai iced tea there.

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                    BLM Jul 28, 2007 08:04 PM

                    Sarah Musgrave in today's Montreal Gazette covered Thai iced tea in her 'Drinkables' column. She lists La Belle Thailandaise(4514 St-Denis), not the best she tasted, Thailande(88 Bernard West) & Phayathai(1235 Guy) but their version is hot. As a twist, she mentions that Marche Thai Hour carries the Foco brand 'Thai tea drink.'

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