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Sapp Coffee Shop Preserved Duck Egg with Ground Pork

If you’ve spent even a moderate amount of time in Thai Town and don’t know the wonders of Sapp Coffee Shop’s boat noodles or jade noodles, you haven’t dug very deep. That said, Bangkok...
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Rodded Pan Fried Stewed Beef with Basil (Food of the Week)

Substitutions and modifications politely declined? That increasingly prevalent policy is foreign to Danny Komenkul, third generation restaurateur at Rodded. At a recent dinner in his family’s democratic Thai Town restaurant, where the name translates...
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Jitlada Kua Kling Omelet (Dose of Vitamin P)

“And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire.” On days I eat at Jitlada, the fiery Southern Thai restaurant from Suthiporn “Tui” Sungkamee and sister Sarintip “Jazz” Singsanong, Johnny Cash’s famous lyrics could...
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Rodded: Comforting Chinese Inflected Restaurant in Thai Town

With a name that means “delicious food” in Thai, we should have noticed earlier that Rodded‘s impact runs far deeper than duck. The restaurant in Thai Town from the Komenkul family draws on Chinese...
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Rodded Ham Hock with Mint Leaves (Dose of Vitamin P)

Rodded translates from Thai as “delicious food.” Jessi Komenkul’s restaurant has also been around for 40 years, which has to make Rodded one of the oldest in L.A. Both factors point toward a positive...
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Krua Siri Sour Pork Ribs (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

“I don’t think you can handle that.” So said our server, a young member of the family that runs Krua Siri and a woman who enjoys the “pungent” mystery vegetable. However, she was certain...