Crispy Pork Belly in Silver Lake

"Wat Dong Moon Lek's pork belly with crispy spicy green beans is my new favorite thing to eat in Silver Lake," says Hershey Bomar. It's "crispy, crunchy, spicy, rich, sweet. I've gone back for the last two days in a row."

"This dish is all I ever get when going to Leks," says crema. It's the balance of basil, green bean, crispy pork, and spicy, lime-y intensity that does it. The owner once suggested that crema try the dish Thai style: with a fried egg on top. It is, indeed, supertasty that way, reports crema.

Other good dishes: Rambutan salad with coconut milk and fresh onions is light and really interesting, says Hershey Bomar. Larb tod is good, sort of like Indian pakoras. Wat Dong Moon Lek noodles come recommended, as do pork soup and Hainan chicken with rice.

"It's small and has a tight, focused menu and everything I've had there has been good to excellent," says soniabegonia.

Wat Dong Moon Lek [Silver Lake]
4356 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles
323-666-5993

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