My buddy Adam, of Orochon Ramen fame, makes his triumphant return to EatMeCalifornia in this first post in a series on Asian cuisine. As many of you know, I am not asian. I’m not even smart like asian people tend to be. I grew up eating meat and pototo based meals, and as a result, was morbidly obese at the age of 12. Okay, not really, but I was husky.
Anyway, Adam is my new Asian food guru. He promised to show me the ropes and keep me out of trouble. To get a good baseline for Thai food he took me to one of his favorite Thai restaurants called Sanam Luang Cafe. The real credit for this find goes to one of my former fraternity bros, Tam. His parents grow the fabled Ghost Pepper, which is the hottest chili in the world. Because of this, he knows everything about pretty much everything. So thanks, Tam, for lookin’ out.
Sanam Luang Cafe – West of the 170 on Sherman Way in North Hollywood
It looks different at night... i'm told.
Note: The eating for this post was actually done the day before the Orochon Ramen challenge. But since my pain and misery is more entertaining in general, this got pushed back by a day.
Taco trucks are an L.A. tradition. Kinda like hot dog carts in New York. I’m not talking about your average “roach coach” greasy, almost inedible food. I’m describing a traditional mexican restaurant on wheels. Most of your good taco trucks don’t even move very often. This particular one, that I will be reviewing in a moment, has two locations that it splits the day between.
My buddy Adam is the one who tipped me off about Mariscos del Mar. He was doing research for a school project on taco trucks and came across this one. If you know spanish, then you can probably figure out that this taco truck specializes in seafood tacos. If you don’t know spanish, then just read the last sentence. And then look at the pretty pictures. Continue reading