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Keith Gilabert: Orange Chicken That Tastes Like Candy!

Keith Gilabert Apr 20, 2012 03:37 PM

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.,



  1. LA Buckeye Fan Apr 20, 2012 04:22 PM

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

    6 Replies
    1. re: LA Buckeye Fan
      kevin Apr 20, 2012 05:02 PM

      What's the SCV ?

      1. re: kevin
        J.L. Apr 20, 2012 05:13 PM

        Santa Clarita Valley

        1. re: J.L.
          kevin Apr 20, 2012 05:41 PM

          ah, i almost never get out that way.

        2. re: kevin
          Keith Gilabert Apr 21, 2012 12:10 PM

          Here is the site: http://siamricescv.com/

          1. re: Keith Gilabert
            Feed_me Jun 5, 2013 11:40 PM

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

        3. re: LA Buckeye Fan
          Keith Gilabert May 13, 2012 09:05 AM

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

          Keith Gilabert

        4. Peripatetic Apr 20, 2012 09:32 PM

          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
            Keith Gilabert Apr 21, 2012 11:05 AM

            I went to the one in Saugus.

            Check it out!

            1. re: Peripatetic
              Keith Gilabert Jun 5, 2013 03:57 PM

              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
                kevin Jun 5, 2013 03:58 PM

                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
                  Keith Gilabert Jun 5, 2013 04:11 PM

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

                  1. re: kevin
                    ElsieDee Jun 5, 2013 10:14 PM

                    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.

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                carter May 13, 2012 10:48 AM

                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
                  Servorg May 13, 2012 11:06 AM

                  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
                    bulavinaka May 13, 2012 01:20 PM

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


                    1. re: bulavinaka
                      happybaker May 22, 2012 05:27 PM

                      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
                        bulavinaka May 22, 2012 05:42 PM

                        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
                          happybaker May 22, 2012 07:37 PM

                          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
                    Keith Gilabert May 22, 2012 02:47 PM

                    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.



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