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
I had a movie to get to, so I had to find something nearby and something quick. I had about 30 minutes to work with, so I decided to hit this little Thai joint that is right next to the theater. On the outside of the building it says Thai To Go, but the lady running the place told me its actually called Uniquely Thai, so we will go with that. It’s a really little place that seats 10 at the most, but they are attached to a food court so there is plenty of seating around it. I was hoping for a quick hearty meal. What I got was…….
Uniquely Thai – Off of Johnson next to Century 16 Theaters
My first impression of this place is that it’s under new ownership. Most of what they have on the menu is pictured on the wall and they offer as much help as a hobo with schizophrenia when trying to find out what’s good. I asked 3 different times what would be good and all I got was a vacant stare. It was kinda like asking a Zebra how it got its stripes. Basically the Zebra will look at you and acknowledge your existence, but he ain’t givin up anything.
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.