Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Burning Man - and Woman

We returned to Jitlada Restaurant, in Hollywood's Thai Town. It's our second visit, and the long menu is full of things we wanted to try.

I don't think we are as ambitious as LA food blogger Jo at My Last Bite, who is methodically going through the menu trying every single dish, but we certainly want to become acquainted with more tastes of amazing Southern Thai cuisine at Jitlada.

This time around, we had four dishes.

First, Khao Yam Songkhla, or rice salad in the style of Songkhla province. This had rice mixed with vegetables and julienne strips of mango, in a sweet-hot sauce.

Then Plaa Thawt Mamuang, deep fried fish fillets "smothered" in spicy sweet chili mango sauce. Delicious!

Mel Mint Leaf Prawns stir fried tiger prawns with chili and garlic sauce topped with crispy basil leaves.

We also had something we'd really enjoyed at our last visit, Crispy Morning Glory Salad - fried chinese water cress with  fresh shrimp and a spicy house dressing.

Washed down with a large bottle of Chang beer to share. And lots and lots of water!

Okay. Next time, we go for the green-lipped mussels and the fish kidneys!!


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

fish kidneys???

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Looks gorgeous as well as tasty!

Sharon said...

Wow, this food all looks so good! The Mr. and i will have to give this place a try on out next trip to L.A.