Jet Tila has been appointed the first Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine by the Royal Thai Consul-General in Los Angeles, tasked with spreading awareness nationwide and making official his unofficial -- and longstanding -- role as a guide to the cuisine.
Tila was tapped for the position after a m ... More >>
Some call it East Hollywood, but many more know it as Thai Town, a glowing, neon causeway of great late-night restaurants, karaoke bars and slingers of Chang beer towers. It's an area of town that not only welcomes after-hours consumption, but glorifes it --- filled with brimming bowls of pungent no ... More >>
In Bangkok and barely over jetlag, Night Market chef Kris Yenbamroong of helped his diminutive 81-year-old paternal grandmother, Vilai Yenbamroong, into the back of a white van for what he calls "an epic trip."
Their game plan was to head out of the city up the Friendship Highway through Isaan ( ... More >>
In-Chan Thai Cuisine is the subject of this week's restaurant review. Here's a taste of what you can find in the review, as well as a few extra tidbits:
Food: Make sure to ask for the special Northern Thai menu, which isn't given out to most patrons unless specifically asked for. Order of it and yo ... More >>
Curtis Stone is, in the words of Derek Zoolander, "really, really, ridiculously good-looking," so not the type, we'd imagine, to get tongue-tied around the ladies. But leave it to hometown girl Dita Von Teese, L.A.'s (and the world's) queen of burlesque to make TV's reigning pin-up boy blush.
Von T ... More >>
Feel like eating Thai food? Then cook it yourself -- which isn't as hard as it sounds, because there's a book to help. It's Easy Thai Cooking, by Robert Danhi (Tuttle: $16.95).
Danhi knows the kind of Thai food you like, because he lives here and has eaten his way through Hollywood's Thai Town as w ... More >>
Well, yes, Crispy Pork Gang. A restaurant. A Thai restaurant. In that Thai Town strip mall that somebody should have thought of a catchy name for by now, but anyway, the one with Ganda, Ruen Pair and Red Corner Asia in it, and a valet who will stack three cars behind you should you decide that you c ... More >>
Our Venn Food Diagram series so far has hopscotched all over the globe, exploring Indian, Midwest American, and, most recently, Korean foods. As you probably can tell, this series is an organized chaos; our destinations are chosen in no particular order. Today, we randomly focus on Thailand to see ... More >>
Barbara Hansenchef McDangRoyalty just left Los Angeles. Now it's coming again. The royal personage arriving this week is chef McDang (real name ML Sirichalerm Svasti) of the Thai royal family.
Not content to rest on regal laurels, McDang has become a culinary celebrity in Thailand, appearing ... More >>
B. Hansenairline seating at Captain Thai
Do a little digging, and you'll find that Captain Thai Restaurant in Hollywood offers something far more interesting than its much-talked-about airline décor. The airline look isn't that extensive anyway, just a photo of a vintage plane flying toward ... More >>
B. HansenPad Thai salad at Esaan
If you're standing at the bus stop at 5th and Hope in downtown L.A. and you suddenly get the impression you're in Thailand, not waiting for the 720 to Santa Monica, you're not delusional.
Someone has just opened the door to Esaan, a Taste of Thai, allow ... More >>
After last week's masochistic adventures in Korean Bolognese, we figured we deserved some slightly better noodles this week. So we decided to turn our attentions toward Thai Town, and to take a look at pad see ew -- or as most people in the U.S. call it, "those Thai noodles that aren't pad Thai." Pa ... More >>
Barbara HansenRama dining roomThe latest addition to West 3rd Street's restaurant row is what has been missing there, a Thai restaurant. Rama, which opened September 1st, isn't just another bare bones neighborhood place with quick, cheap lunch specials. It's so handsome you would go there no ... More >>
Barbara HansenFried som tam from It's Thai
What's new in Koreatown? A Thai restaurant, of course. A place called It's Thai, Noodle 'n More has opened in the same block as Ice Kiss and Ham Ji Park barbecue. That's Sixth Street between Kenmore and Catalina, a food hub where you can find anyth ... More >>
The owners of a chain of Thai restaurants in the Pacific Northwest say they've been wrongly targeted by activists upset over the serving of whale meat: Apparently the eateries are in the cross-hairs of animal lovers because they happen to have the same name as the parent company of the Santa ... More >>