Our 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants issue came out recently, and we're highlighting a few categories drawing from the list. Today: Thai restaurants.
This is not a definitive list of the best Thai restaurants in L.A., but it is a sampling of five that we think are each essential in their own way.
So there you are in Belarus, supping on beet soup and rye bread, getting all stinky on kvas. The bill comes and you reach for your wallet. To tip or not to tip, you wonder. You try to remember the advice dispensed in your uncreased copy of Lonely Planet: Belarus, but the details are pretty fuzzy ... More >>
On these hot, muggy nights when your ambient kitchen temperature rivals that of your oven, we highly recommend whipping up a batch of ice cream for dinner (protein, calcium, fiber if you add fruit). It's also the perfect excuse settle in with a fantastic photography-driven food book like Take Away b ... More >>
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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 >>
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The Hangover Part II / Warner Bros.This shit is real.If your experiences were the basis of one of the chapters of The Hangover franchise, wouldn't you just let it stay in Vegas (or, in this case, Thailand)?
A man who claims that really happened -- to him no less -- is suing the makers of the ... More >>
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B. HansenJet Tila in ThailandL.A.'s popular Thai/pan Asian chef Jet Tila is coming back to town to conduct a workshop on "Flavors of Southeast Asia" Oct. 17 at Breadbar West Third.
Tila will show how to make crispy shrimp cakes with plum sauce and cucumber salad, pineapple red curry, Thai ... 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 >>
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Larchmont LarderThe Larchmont Larder has set its summer slate of cooking classes. Chef and co-owner Michael Beglinger teaches Summer Salads on Thursday, June 11. Summer Baking happens on Thursday, July 16, featuring fruit sweets and ice cream from Milk on Beverly. And on August 13, students get thei ... More >>