It had been a while since I’d had some good Asian food, and since my Asian food guru, Adam, has been busy lately, I decided to hit a really cool Thai spot on sunset that a couple of my coworkers had suggested. Actually, they came with me and it was awesome. Also, it’s been quite a while since I wrote about a restaurant on the night I went, so maybe this post will be better than most because everything is still pretty fresh in my mind. Maybe I’ll even eat the leftovers while I write…
Toi on Sunset – On Sunset Blvd., west of Vine in Hollywood.
There was so much to like about this place that I hardly know where to begin. The last Thai place I reviewed was the perfect spot if you’re coming over the hill from Hollywood. This place is the place you go when you’re too drunk to drive over that hill. Continue reading
This is a classic EatmeCalifornia drive by. Nobody told me to visit Mr. Lee’s and nobody said they had great food. It was a ninja ambush of the highest degree. Would Mr. Lee be ready for culinary combat?
Mr. Lee’s Chinese Food Ventura – Thompson/Borchard
I took a picture of the outside of Mr. Lee’s and it was definitely not my best work. I decided to take another one after lunch because I was pretty hungry. Mr. Lee’s is fairly small and only has one dining room. I’d say, at the most, 50 people could be comfortable. After that, it would get to be more like a clown car. The inside is pretty beat up, the ceiling is stained, the walls are a bit dirty, and there are a lot of patches and covering.
I experienced an EatmeCalifornia first at Mr. Lee’s. My waiter never said a word to me. I’m not exaggerating; I’m not just saying he mumbled, I’m saying he never spoke one word to me. They sat me down, brought me water and tea, gave me a menu and then did a ninja vanish. 5 minutes later he re-appeared with notebook in hand, stood by me and waited. I had said hello at my arrival but now the ninja battle of silence had begun, so I decided not to talk as well. Continue reading