Summer Thai Sweetness: Sticky Rice and Mango

Where to find Thai sticky rice with mango approaching the gold standard of Las Vegas’s legendary Lotus of Siam? The Berkeley Thai Temple offers both white and purple sticky rice, and the texture of the purple rice is especially good, says LJR. In fact, make it a whole Thai dessert party–the temple’s kanom krok (sweet coconut pancakes with green onion) are even better.

Champa Garden offers sticky rice with coconut ice cream. Their rice is sweeter than usual (and the usual is pretty damn sweet), but the portion is generous, says jiongliu.

In the city, Jitlada Thai uses black sticky rice with mango and offers coconut ice cream on the side–delightful and divine, determines Cynsa.

Down the Bay, Krung Thai tops their sticky rice with sprinkles of crispy rice, just like Lotus of Siam does.

Many places only offer sticky rice when mangoes are in season. The time is now!

Thai Buddhist Temple Mongkolratanaram [East Bay]
1911 Russell St., Berkeley
510-849-3419
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Champa Garden [Lake Meritt]
2102 8th Ave., Oakland
510-238-8819
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Jitlada Thai Cuisine [Japantown]
1826 Buchanan St., San Francisco
415-292-9027
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Krung Thai [South Bay]
640 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose
408-260-8224
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Krung Thai [South Bay]
580 N. Winchester Blvd., San Jose
408-248-3435
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Krung Thai [Peninsula]
194 Castro St., Mountain View
650-960-7077
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