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Kanom krok @ San Bruno Thai Temple

Melanie Wong | Dec 5, 2004 07:21 PM

Today's bite on the run was the Sunday lunch at the Wat Buddhapradeep, the Thai temple in San Bruno. Close to 1pm, the parking lot was full, the place was pretty busy, and the food tables looked kinda picked over. The tried and true pork larb and the som tom are still my favorites in the Bay Area, although with the pressure of the crowds, the plates were arranged as nicely as previously. We had the fried chicken with sticky rice (yum!), but the chive dumplings had an odd petro-chemical aroma and flavor.

New for me this visit were the kanom krok, the little cakes baked to order in aebleskiver pans. For three bucks, you get a small styro full. These coconut cream-based wonders were entirely sweet, without the snippets of green onion and touch of salt used at the Berkeley temple. Much more tender and nearly jelly-like in consistency, they were too soft to pick up when hot. It was so hard to wait until they cooled off enough to handle!

Wat Buddhapradeep
310 Poplar Ave. (@ Crystal Springs)
San Bruno
650-742-6657
http://www.wat-thai.com/wtsf/index.html

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