I moved to LA from Boston 2 years ago and I've had pad thai here maybe 3 times. I was shocked to find that the dish is completely different than the one they serve up in Boston. I don't know if my memory is failing me, but I believe the dish in Boston uses less translucent noodles and the sauce is more peanutty and not orange at all.
Any idea where to get the kind they serve in Boston? And...why is it so different?