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Keith Gilabert: Orange Chicken That Tastes Like Candy!

Siam Rice in SCV is a little unassuming restaurant in an auto repair mall which serves the Best Orange Chicken I have ever Tasted!

The orange chicken is sweet and tangy and I kid you not....It Tastes Like Candy! It is that good!!

Try it and let me know what you think.,

Cheers,

Keith

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  1. I like their prik king and mint leaf noodle. I've never tried their orange chicken.

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        1. re: J.L.

          ah, i almost never get out that way.

          1. re: Keith Gilabert

            Their site hasn't been renewed since 4/25/13.

        2. re: LA Buckeye Fan

          I just tried the mint leaf noodle....good call!

          Keith Gilabert

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          1. Keith, which location are you reviewing? The Canyon Country one or the Saugus one? (They're both in the SCV.)

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            1. re: Peripatetic

              I went to the one in Saugus.

              Check it out!

              1. re: Peripatetic

                Saugus Location, in the auto repair mall. Parking is a pain and the location is out of the way but it is totally worth it.

                I also recommend the wanton soup.

                1. re: Keith Gilabert

                  Gilabels, I prefer Panda Express.

                  In fact, I prefer Panda Express to most orange flavored chicken around town.

                  yes, call me crazy.

                  1. re: kevin

                    I totally agree with you! Panda sets the standard for orange chicken but you should really try Siam Rice.

                    1. re: kevin

                      Have you tried the orange chicken at the Panda Inn on Foothill in Pasadena? It was the first Panda Inn and where Panda Express grew out of, from what I understand. No idea how the orange chicken is there, though.

                2. Only question - why do I want my orange chicken or any other chicken to taste like candy?
                  I prefer chicken to taste first like chicken, and the sugar can remain in the cupboard for another use.

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                  1. re: carter

                    Does frying chicken mean that the "chicken flavor" is taken away? Or does it mean it's enhanced? Same with orange chicken. Or any other flavor one might add to give the overall dish a different bent. I actually like orange chicken with an added "chile" kick. Sweet/Hot is a great mix of flavors for me.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      You should give Lingham's sweet chili sauce a try. It reminds me of the sauce on orange chicken.

                      http://www.lingham.com/products_us.htm

                      1. re: bulavinaka

                        That stuff looks great!

                        Lets' say I can't make it to Siam Rice in the near future. Where in LA can I buy that sauce?

                        1. re: happybaker

                          We always get it at 99 Ranch - the stores usually have a section devoted to food typically found in Indonesia and Malaysia. If you go, another one you might be consider is ABC Tropical Chilli Sauce. The ABC line has a number of sauces in the same shape bottle - some are pretty spicy for the American palate. But the Tropical has components of garlic, chile and sweet that just about anyone who likes spicy can handle.

                          1. re: bulavinaka

                            Awesome! Thank you!

                            I am right by a seafood city (filipino market) so I will try there first. If no success - 99 ranch, here I come!

                    2. re: carter

                      I didn't mean it "tastes like candy" literally...I meant it is soo good it is like eating candy.

                      Try this place out and let me know.

                      Thanks for commenting.

                      Cheers,

                      Keith