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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.'