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Random Sun Mar 16 2008

Who's Got the Best Sticky Rice with Mango?

Heck, who's got any sticky rice with mango?

My husband and I were jonesing for some sticky rice with mango this weekend. and we were foiled not once, not twice, but three times by Thai joints that advertise this special dessert on their take-out menus, but apparently only serve it during a lunar eclipse.

Does anyone know of a reliable restaurant on the North Side serving sticky rice with mango? We're desperate.

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Michael / March 16, 2008 1:13 PM

It's not mango season in this hemisphere. Any mangoes that are available are expensive and not very good and probably not worth a restaurant keeping in stock.

You'll see this regularly all summer long at places like Spoon Thai, Sticky Rice, and TAC (to name a few favorites).

Gemma / March 16, 2008 2:49 PM

Did you try Sticky Rice at Western and Irving Park? My boyfriend and I had sticky rice with banana their recently, and I am almost positive that the mango option was also available.

Seth A. / March 16, 2008 8:44 PM

I had Sticky Rice at Thalia Spice a couple months ago (Photo at flickr). First time I had ever eaten that particular dish, so don't know how it compares, but it was quite delicious.

Meghan / March 17, 2008 7:51 PM

I'm gonna third (or fourth?) Sticky Rice.

It's also good at Royal Thai.


Peter Kanne / April 2, 2008 6:14 PM

Thalia Spice has the best Mango Sticky rice, not to mentioned some of their very authentic dishes...

Peter Kanne / April 2, 2008 6:14 PM

Thalia Spice has the best Mango Sticky rice, not to mentioned some of their very authentic dishes...

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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