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LOS sticky rice question

lexdevil | Dec 31, 2005 10:56 PM

Going to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Will be hitting LOS and Joel Robuchon, among others. Have read countless posts re: LOS, and I am excited. At the same time, I've done a lot of Thai food in London and the SF Bay Area over the past two decades, so I'm wondering about everyone wetting their pants over the sticky rice with mango at LOS. Don't get me wrong, I love me some sticky rice w/ mango. That and "coconut pudding" (aka tapioca gelatin w/ corn/waterchestnuts/etc. and coconut cream) are among my all time fave Asian desserts, but I'm not clear whether the LOS sticky rice is so great because it is better than other folks' sticky rice, or because those who love it have not found it on other menus.

I'd like to hear from those who who have had both the LOS version and other renditions of sticky rice w/ mango. My reason is simply that I tend to prefer savory to sweet, and if the LOS sticky rice is not in some substantial way superior to other versions, I'd prefer to commit the limited space in my tummy to appetizers/salads (where I usually find the most excitement and satisfaction). I am 100% serious about this--understand that at Gary Danko in SF I nearly always double up on the appetizer or seafood course, skip dessert, and end with cheese. So please, LOS experts, advise me. I won't be sorry to miss the sweet course, but I don't want to skip it if it really is the best of its type.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

p.s. If anyone local knows anything about what happened to Foxy's (where my grandfather used to take me for matzoh brei in the late '60s/early '70s), I'd love to hear it. I'm sure it was a dive, but its memory looms large in my childhood memories of trips to Las Vegas. Right up there w/ seeing Wayne Newton, Connie Francis, and Ike & Tina Turner (1 for 3 isn't half bad--you guess the 1).

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