No. 75: Roti at Bangok Taste

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Thai Nakorn rightfully gets all the praise for local Thai, but I still find myself more often at Bangkok Taste because it offers rarities even Thai Nakorn doesn't offer: bubbling soups, sharp salads, and perhaps the strangest of them all: roti, which most Americans associate with India's flatbread scene and Malaysia's standard roti canai--but as a dessert?

It really is an inelegant dessert: just bread fried, then drowned in condensed milk. That's it. But Bangkok Taste executes it brilliantly, throwing on the condensed milk just after frying the roti, so the milk turns into a frosting--that which doesn't seep into the bread pools at the bottom, ensuring every bite will pop with caramelized crunch. Did I mention they fill up that entire Styrofoam carton with it? Crunchy, sweet, glory.

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No. 76: Wet Burrito at 301 Cafe
No. 77: Pork Curry at Miyabi-Tei
No. 78: Bánh Tieu at Bánh Mì So 1
No. 79: Any Sandwich at the Crosby
No. 80: Fish Pho at Pho Vinh Ky II
No. 81: Quesadilla Chilanga at Alebrije's Grill
No. 82: Lobster Roll at Lobsta Truck
No. 83: Nem Nuong Cuon at Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa
No. 84: Wild Boar Balinese Sausage at Valhalla Table
No. 85: Comida Corrida at Taquería La Raza
No. 86: Breakfast Burrito at Troy's Drive-In
No. 87: Mandoo at L&M Liquor and Deli
No. 88: Chicago Dog at Chicago Harv's
No. 89: Sweet Potato Tater Tots at Pee Wee's Famous
No. 90: Kaya-Stuffed French Toast at Chomp Chomp
No. 91: Egg Breakfast at Rick's Atomic Kitchen
No. 92: Sticky Rice With Chicken at Quan Hy
No. 93: Beef Koobideh at Hen House Grill
No. 94: $5 Fish Bento at Bentoss
No. 95: Milanesa Sandwich at Piaggio's Gourmet on Wheels
No. 96: Samurai Burrito at Wafu of Japan
No. 97: Carnitas Gordita at Bodega R Ranch Market
No. 98: Spam Musubi at k'ya Street Fare
No. 99: Tortilla Andorra at Anepalco's
No. 100: Lemongrass Chicken, Extra Spicy at Vietnam's Pearl

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Bangkok Taste

2737 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA

Category: Restaurant

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Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

What doesnt this place do good?

Angel Wings - Deboned and stuffed friend chicken wingsWhat about their deep fried bananas in won ton wrappers served with their home made coconut ice cream? We shoudl put the Roti and that desert in the Octagon and have a no holes barred fight between those 2 deserts!

Jandra
Jandra

That roti looks good. I might get some the next time I go to P & K Research down the street.

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