Some friends of ours are planning on moving to LA (always a good idea) in the next few months so they decided to take a few days off and fly out from Chicago and get the lay of the land. After a long flight they wanted food, and after working all day, the last thing we wanted to do was drive all over town looking for something to eat. Luckily our salvation was right around the corner. Since Caryn and I are Thai food freaks, we decided to get our eat on at Leela Thai (1737 Silver Lake Blvd). This little cash only place is right around the corner from our house, serves great food, is fast, comfortable, and a great default for when you just want to eat something good right now. It’s pretty much smack dab in the middle of Silverlake so if you live anywhere near there, you need to check it out (I highly recommend the veggie pot-stickers (dumplings) as an appetizer).
If you don’t live in the greater Silverlake area it’s not really something you need to travel to, however if you do want Thai food worth a drive from anywhere, you need to check out Tuk Tuk Thai (8875 West Pico blvd) which is a little more on the west side. When I lived in West Hollywood this was only a few minutes away, now I’m on the east side and it’s more of a trek but so incredibly worth it. I have dreams about this place. Yes, *those* kind of dreams, it’s that good. They might just have the best Tom Kah Gai (coconut soup) on the planet. If I was on death row that would be on my last meal request for sure. And their spring rolls… holy crap. Anytime, and I mean ANYTIME I’m on that side of town I swing by there and either pick something up or stop in, and it’s on my top 5 list of best places to eat in all of LA. If you haven’t been there already, trust me, go there now, you won’t be sorry. I need to stop thinking about this or I’m going to have to change my Indian food plans for tonight – I’ll report on back on that tomorrow.
UPDATE: I caved and went to Tuk Tuk last night, couldn’t help myself. Sorry, no Indian report today.