Thai Town adventure

After watching Anthony Bourdain eat his way through LA’s Thai Town a while back, Mike and I put it on our list of things to try. Today, we headed over to follow in Bourdain’s footsteps.

Our first stop was Sapp Coffee Shop, home of the famous boat noodles. According to Bourdain, these noodles used to be served on the rivers in Thailand. Ours included beef, tripe, meatballs, liver, bean sprouts, pork rind, rice noodle, green onion and a delicious broth with kick of chili flavor.
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We also ordered their famous Jade noodles, which are colored green with spinach and includes BBQ pork, duck and crab meat. Also very good, but not as flavorful after eating the richly intense boat noodles.
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After filling our tummies, we walked along browsing through some of the stores and groceries in Thai Town. We happened across this statue, which I took a picture of because it was shiny. I like shiny things.
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Next up was my most anticpated stop – Bhan Kanom Thai, a dessert shop. As you can see from the pictures, the number of choices were staggering, and we felt slightly overwhelmed (but in a good way) trying to figure out what to purchase. We ended up getting some steamed rice filled with taro and banana, taro patties, a filled crispy crepe, and some mini sponge cakes filled with coconut tapioca. Very satisfying.
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We also stopped to get a couple more dishes to-go, since we were too full to eat much more at this point. We ordered the pork jerky from Ruen Pair (which was excellent) and the ground chicken basil stir fry from Sanamluang Cafe. So happy we got a chance to try out all of this delicious food.

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Lastly, here’s some of the goodies we picked up at the Bangluck Market, a grocery store with a variety of different Thai food items. Can’t wait til we can go back to Thai Town and try out more tasty treats!

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Sapp Coffee Shop
5183 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Bangluck Market
5170 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sanamluang Cafe
5176 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Bhan Kanom Thai
5271 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ruen Pair
5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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