I had a serious craving for Thai food, so I walked to a Thai restaurant I’ve noticed while jogging past. There were some glowing restaurant reviews taped to the window so I got excited.
It was very good. Aromatic, spicy and rich with the fat of duck meat and coconut milk, each mouthful was a treat. I could taste galangal, lemon grass and Thai basil in the delicious sauce. Most of the fat had been tendered off the duck meat.
My only minor complaints are that dried chilies were used in the curry and they did not have sticky rice at the time I went.
Not pictured was a Thai iced tea.
I was excited to have authentic Thai food with the possibility that mango sticky rice would be available when my brother and I went to a Thai restaurant in Hollywood near Little Armenia. Called Crispy Pork Gang and Grill, located in a small strip mall inhabited by other Siamese establishments.
What makes this dessert remarkable is the sweet, fatty and saltiness of the glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and a perfectly ripe mango, both intensely sour and fruity and floral.
It was excellent. The serving of green curry with pork was more than ample.
The green curry was very good. Present was galangal and Thai basil and enough chilies to make me sweat.
Of course the Thai iced tea was good!
The local chain, The Soup Spoon sometimes makes awesome soups. This time, they did.
This chicken curry soup was fiery! In the soup were chunks of chicken, galangal, lemon grass, fried shallots, fish cake and tofu. That orange blob was minced habañero, not authentic, but it worked.
I had a falafel flatbread with the soup. Mayonnaise lubricated the fillings down the gullet.