Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco

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scenicrec
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Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Mon, 03/3/03 9:50 PM
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This storefront on Valencia serves knock-out ice cream with the most glamorous flavors: rose, fig, saffron, "chiku", etc. My favorite? A scoop of cardamom topped with warm chocolate sauce!

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RE: Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Wed, 03/5/03 1:00 PM
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This storefront on Valencia serves knock-out ice cream with the most glamorous flavors: rose, fig, saffron, "chiku", etc. My favorite? A scoop of cardamom topped with warm chocolate sauce!

What is cardamom and chiku ? Going S. F. later this year anyone know of other ice cream or frozen custard places ?

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RE: Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Sun, 03/9/03 9:00 AM
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Chiku is some kind of tropical fruit that I know nothing about except that it's good in ice cream. Cardamom is a warm, pungent spice used in Indian cooking and lots of Swedish baking. I forget to mention that they also serve Indian street food and great plain-old-chocolate ice cream.

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RE: Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Fri, 03/21/03 12:58 AM
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Those flavors sound SO awesome! Maybe I'll try to make the cardamom at home.

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RE: Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Fri, 03/21/03 10:10 PM
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Custard Beach in New York is pretty good

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RE: Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Mon, 06/9/03 8:45 PM
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Better late than never?
Best ice creams in San Francisco:
- Mitchell's [on San Jose @ 29th] is incredible - housemade traditional & tropical flavors (my fave is ube [OO-beh], which is a beautiful purple sweet potato popular in the Pac. Rim; their cantalope is also a serious find).
- St. Francis Fountain [24th @ York] is best known for their great variety of traditional fountain treats; they used to make their own candy - now only the ice cream is made here.
- Polly Ann's Ice Cream [3142 Noriega?] may now be serving Mitchell's ice cream, if memory serves, but they're best remembered for their "Wheel of Indecision" that helps you pick a flavor (when nothing else works), AND their special freebie doggie cones for your pooch.
- Double Rainbow used to be an extensive local chain (I think they're down to 1 or 2 locations now), but their ice cream is still sold locally in markets; their "Ultra Chocolate" is darn near perfection!...
Frostily,
Richard
Berkeley/SF, CA

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RE: Bombay Bazaar in San Francisco - Thu, 07/31/03 7:34 PM
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Originally posted by scenicrec

This storefront on Valencia serves knock-out ice cream with the most glamorous flavors: rose, fig, saffron, "chiku", etc. My favorite? A scoop of cardamom topped with warm chocolate sauce!

Great stuff--and their food isnt bad either--I loved having to choose from so many flavors i had never even heard of never mind tasted--saffron ice cream is REALLY good!