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The Sala Pao Shop, Steamed Buns at Western Blue Line Station

The Sala Pao Shop, Steamed Buns at Western Blue Line Station
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    Post #1 - July 19th, 2019, 11:41 am
    Post #1 - July 19th, 2019, 11:41 am Post #1 - July 19th, 2019, 11:41 am
    I stopped here at lunchtime while headed to Ava's Italian Ice. There is a variety of Thai steamed buns, Thai iced tea, shaved ice, and other snacks offered at a little kiosk in the station. The quality is excellent, and a conversation with the kindly woman at the kiosk revealed that she is the daughter of the restaurateur from Sticky Rice.

    The quality and value (at only around $2 to $2.50 or so per bun) is excellent. The Thai basil pork is an instant favorite.

    Frankly, I am beyond pleasantly surprised. I am even humbled to see such a thing at a CTA kiosk! To find delicious, made-from-scratch Thai treats at the kind of transit location that usually only houses mini-Dunkin' Donuts is a little Chicago miracle.

    1909 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
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  • Post #2 - July 24th, 2019, 10:55 am
    Post #2 - July 24th, 2019, 10:55 am Post #2 - July 24th, 2019, 10:55 am
    wow, i might have to travel one station over from the california stop just to try those buns... who knew? thanks for the report.
  • Post #3 - July 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm
    Post #3 - July 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm Post #3 - July 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm
    Thai steamed bun and snack spot the Sala Pao Shop (from the owners of Sticky Rice) closes Wednesday “until further notice,” according to an official Instagram post.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/5/12/212 ... oronavirus
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