One of my favorito peeps just returned from a crazy Thai exursion, and wouldn't you know it, he wanted more Thai food. The real deal spice-spice-spicy meaty goodness. So Red Corner Asia was our destination.
Place: Red Corner Asia, Wednesday, 2/15 - 8:00 PM
Myself + 1 guest (Dear sweet writer Paul)
Ratings in brief:
Ambiance - C+
It's not about the look with places like this, but it is extremely clean and friendly looking.
Service - B+
Nice little touches - like being very on-top of drink refills, offering to carve our whole chicken - good service indeed.
Food (Taste) - B+
Really good, with few exceptions - and quite authentic with a bit of Americanization thrown in for good measure.
Food (Presentation) - A
They served the chicken ON FIRE. I mean, come ON.
Wine/Drinks - D
No alchy - just sodas and other similar concoctions. I'm told the Thai Slush packs a non-alcoholic punch, however.
Value - B+
We had a feast for very little dough. Yay for cheap + good eatz!
Overall Experience - B
Might be my fav Thai spot so far - it's all about the foooood.
So yes, Paul's back from the Thai/Laos adventure, and I wanted to hear stories over appropriate grub.
Red Corner Asia is in the heart of Thai Town - near the old Palms place and next to Ruen Pair.
Unimpressive decor, but with a very clean and relaxed vibe. We grabbed a corner table and started ordering up a storm.
And without further ado. . .
LIST O' ENTREES
Fried fish balls on green onion sticks - served with a sweet/spicy/peanuty sauce, this was good, not great. The onions were too tough to consume with the fish, and the consistency was a little off all around. No flavor without the sauce (which kicked ass, make no mistake).
BBQ Pork skewers - served with a less sweet, more spicey sauce. We also ordered sticky rice to go along.
These puppies were subtle, but SO good. Heavenly texture, perfect flavor - and the sticky rice? Forgetaboutit. Perfection.
Volcano Chicken - served hole, still FLAMING - with spicy and sweet sauces and a selection of bland boiled vegetables.
This is where it's at, folks - this chicken rocked my world. Super moist, crispy tasty skin, amazing flavor. And when you slather on that fiery sauce - Best. Chicken. Ever. Seriously. The veggies - not so much.
I'm told the desserts rock too but I was SO spent on meat-madness.
The total (before tip) for these three dishes, plus soft drinks, was $31. Woohoo, I say!
Red Corner Asia
5267 Hollywood Blvd.
Cross street: Hobart