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LOS update...wonderful as always, except the mango???

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LOS update...wonderful as always, except the mango???

janet of reno | Sep 17, 2005 12:21 AM

Took my friend to LOS tonight for her birthday dinner. She was a Thai food virgin, and she may forever be spoiled (especially since she's from St. Louis). She requested no fish, and since it was her birthday I complied. We enjoyed the sour sausage/crispy rice appetizer, as well as some beef sate. I have never had satay at LOS before; it was a revelation. Perfectly grilled meat in a great marinade, and wonderful peanut sauce (thin and tasty, not thick and goopy!) Friend and hubby loved it. Sticking with the grilled meat theme, we had the barbqued chicken. A simple dish, but also very good. Chicken was very succulent, served with a delicious sweet/spicy sauce. We also had prik king (green beens with pork) and pud thai. The pud thai had to be the best I've ever eaten. My friend was somewhat naively writing down the dishes, hoping to find good versions in St. Louis. Good luck. We made a vow to return when we are together again in Vegas in June. Now, for the only slight disappointment of the evening, and it was a surprise: the mango/sticky rice/coconut "ice cream" desert. I knew as soon as it was set down that the mango was not up to LOS' usual exceptional standards.....the color was too pale. Sure enough, it was a few days short of ripe. Mind you, it still tasted good....but not the wonderful version I've had in the past. My friend had never tasted mango before, and (mango lover that I am) I had wanted to give her the perfect mango experience. Maybe in June. I wonder what would have happened if I'd sent it back (sticky rice and coconut cream were as good as always....but its the mango that makes the dish). Overall, a very satisfying meal. Maybe in June I can talk her into the whole crispy fish :) Price for three: $70 including tax and tip. No alcohol, as we had been to a work related cocktail event prior to dinner and didn't want to dull our tastebuds further....

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