As a 3 year Angeleno, I try to defend our fine city and its restaurant patrons from the LA bashing that generalizes our town is all about style over substance....clique over community. And then I find a place which may prove them all right...that encapsulates all that can be improved in our fine ciudad....Buddha's Belly.
Miserable. And this is even after giving credit where credit is due....a nice ambience in a category dominated by dollar store decor and 'B' health ratings. Food that comes off as healthy, rather than oil soaked. However, at the end of the day, the food is horrific, I mean insulting. The 'Green Curry' is a sloppy soup of blandness, as equally disappointing as the 2 other dishes I've had there and forgotten or gone into denial. And yet both locations stay hopping by some mystery of voodoo, celebrity marketing, or Daily Candy bribery.
I don't mean to react so violently, but I feel like it's my responsibility to protect you from this, like a trusty watch dog loyally presiding over his homestead, or George Bush Sr. from having Wubya take his own SAT exams.
Chowhounders....We are Los Angeles' last hope! To speak the the truth where the morons on Citysearch and the naive on Yelp fail miserably. It's not just our passion, its our duty!
Friends of Chowhound....Please join me in blackballing Buddha's Belly!!
(I'm El Jefe, and I endorse this message)