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Wat Thai Fathers Day Report

debra | Jun 20, 200505:26 PM

Wow, the food, the location, the weather, everything was perfect. There were 5 of us, and boy did we feast. We wanted to try everything, and we came close. Thank you for all of your recommendations, you were all spot on!

Everything was delicious, several were outstanding.

-Pork & Chicken on a stick, very good --The pork was in a better marinade than the chicken, I thought.
-Shrimp Balls. We may have gotten the wrong thing. There was one that looked like balls of shrimp meat (what I thought I was getting), we got balls of shrimp paste, or something. Not too flavorful, not memorable.
-Thai Sausage -good, but I was expecting something more flavorful, or maybe just more sour.
-The Duck Noodle Soup was delicious, very rich and delicous broth, very ducky. A winner.
-The Mussles cooked into a pancake (if you will) of glutonous rice and egg. The star of the brunch. This was really perfect, crispy edges, chewy. Thank you to whoever suggested/reviewed this dish. Amazing.
-Papaya Salad. I love that they make it to order and that it's not sitting in a huge barrel overly marinating. Seems simple, but the range of flavors is complex.
-Pork Spareribs. Very good & meaty pieces
-spicy meat w/green bean over rice, and pork leg over rice. Both very well done. The spicy dish was in some kind of thai curry, really delicious combination of flavors.
-Knom krok (sp?) We saw two people making these, we got ours from the booth by itself, in the shadow of the temple. I thought they'd be too sweet, but they were delicious and addictive. Rice flour batter is poured into a special pan with more than a dozen golf ball sized indentations. While each half is crisping, they squirt a bit of coconut milk in the center, a green onion or two, then they put two halves together to form sweet and savory, crispy and chewy, delicious golfball sized orbs.
-From the same woman we got a BBQ'd packet of sticky rice and banana. This was wrapped in a charred banana leaf. Not sweetened. Chewy and delicous.
-Mango w/Sticky Rice. Sweet and delicious. I've never had this before. Fantastic combination of flavor. Rice pudding, eat your heart out!

I think that's it. Like I said, we feasted.

A few notes: Everyone is very friendly, we asked several of the vendors about their dishes, and what was in them, etc.. We were offered samples a couple of times, which was very nice. The picnic tables are in the shade if you're wondering. You buy tokens, and if you have extra (you won't) they'll buy them back. All dishes are from $1 - $3. It wasn't too crowded, but I can see the potential. As someone suggested, we put a couple of folding chairs in the trunk of the car, we didn't need them, but I'd suggest it, it was a good idea just in case.

If you like Thai food, you gotta get over there.
Wat Thai Temple
Roscoe & Coldwater
North Hollywood.
Saturday and Sunday

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