My vote goes to Soi 7 in DTLA. On paper, Soi 7 is a place I am skeptical about to say the least; a fancy thai place that is not dirt cheap. But time and time again I don't feel nearly as bad overpaying there(Thai restaurants are in short supply in downtown) than I do when I fork over a cell phone bill payment at Gil's Indian, for instance. The beef panang is solid, but the texture of the beef is what keeps me coming back, time and time again. The end result of the Soi 7's meat simmer lies somewhere between braised short rib, and cabeza taco. It's damn good. I'd love to find a goat curry that falls somewhere near this beef ground zero.