Daydreaming about Thai food in LA, I came across this statement by *wurstle* to a NYC visitor on the local offerings: "cuisines - (we have most of them from restaurants specializing in certain areas of Italy and others specializing in certain areas of Thailand..."
Other than Zabb, which is apparently at the vanguard of Issan's arrival into NYC, where's the regional Thai? Is Sripraphai regional or just authentically pan-Thai? Is there a place with a strength in Chiangmai or Northern Thailand, (where the cuisine is less fiery and more garlicy)? Anywhere that just does noodles? Anywhere to find that stunning appetizer of sweet and savory hash wrapped in herb known as miang kum, rare even in LA? I ask because while there's of course an embarrassment of riches in NY, comments like those of jen kalb on the Outer Borough's board ([BROKEN LINK REMOVED]) have made me put non-Sripraphai Thai at the bottom of my agenda.