Red Mango is supposedly the Korean original version of tangy frozen yogurt that spawned Pinkberry, which has spawned, well, a bunch of other wannabes with colorful and fruity names.
Comparing the two, Pei says that Red Mango (available at the Westwood California Roll & Sushi) is better, and a better value. It’s much creamier, slightly more tangy and a small cup with one kind of fruit costs just $2. With a meal, a small cup is free.
Another good contendor for the tangy-yogurt title is Yogurt Queen, says love2chow. Good portions, good fro-yo.
And yet, nothing is quite the same as Pinkberry. Its worshipers prefer the Pinkberry texture–kind of crunchy with ice–to the creamier competition.
Bigg Chill also has attempted the tangy yogurt thing. Stay far away, hounds say–it tastes horribly artificial.
California Roll & Sushi [Westwood]
1834 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles
Pinkberry [West Hollywood]
868 Huntley Drive, West Hollywood
7123 Melrose Ave., at La Brea, Los Angeles
3300 W. 6th St., at Berendo, Los Angeles
10911 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles
Pinkberry [East San Fernando Valley]
12044 1/2 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
Pinkberry [Larchmont Village]
236 N. Larchmont, Los Angeles
Pinkberry [Sawtelle Strip]
11301 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
Yogurt Queen In Melrose [Hollywood]
7619 1-2 Melrose Ave., at Fairfax, Los Angeles
Red Mango vs. Pinkberry