Pok Pok LA

Pok Pok LA 978 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 Yelp I’m a big fan of Thai food.  Los Angeles has no shortage of great Thai food.  So I was surprised to hear that Andy Ricker, chef/owner of the ever popular Pok Pok in Portland and 1 Michelin star Pok Pok NYC, opened an outpost in…

Khao San

Khao San 1435 NW Flanders St. Portland, OR 97209 khaosanpdx.com Yelp I love Asian food more than any other food on this planet.  After a couple non Asian meals, I will usually crave something Asian.  So I was happy to squeeze in some Thai food during my Portland trip.  The Thai food is noticeable solid…

Lotus of Siam

When planning the eats for my Vegas trip, I needed to balance out all the indulgent heaviness from Public House and Yardbird.  A solid Asian meal was my answer.  A cheap meal to boot!  Lotus of Siam is pretty famous as far as Thai food in Vegas goes.  I enjoyed my meal here on my…

Night + Market

I love Thai food.  It’s a cuisine that packs so much flavor and punch in every bite.  Salty, sweet, sour, spicy, and your mouth just explodes.  Night + Market makes a point of  making all of that the focus of its food.  It’s more tame sister restaurant, Talesai, serves your run of the mill Thai dishes…

Sen Yai

Andy Ricker’s fame has spread beyond the confines of grey-ass, gloomy-ass Portland.  Who would have ever thought a white man could create this burgeoning Thai food empire from one of the less Asian influenced cities in this country?  If you won’t take my word for it, believe me when I say even Thai people (Verde…

Lemongrass Express

So I’m finally getting around to my Big Island vacation eats from the summer.  I didn’t really plan on any specific places to hit up.  In fact, I did very little planning for the whole trip.  Thanks to Fat-Skinny-Fat-Less Fat and Dairy Queen, I just hopped along for the ride and kinda played the fooding…

Pok Pok

Who would have ever known that the best Asian food in Portland would be the Thai food.  I don’t think there a lot of Thai people here according to my Thai friend Verde, but he’s not always the most accurate source of information.  Anyways, the Thai food is very solid and easily accessible, unlike in…

Mee Sen

I can confidently say that as far as Asian food in Portland goes, most of it is pretty average.  One large exception to this is the Thai food.  Are there a lot of Thai people in Portland?  I don’t think so, at least according to Verde, but sometimes his information isn’t always that accurate.  Thai…

Random Bangkok Eats

If you ever go to Bangkok, you HAVE to go to the Siam Paragon Mall.  You may say to yourself, why would I want to fly thousands of miles to go shopping?  This is true, some of you world travelers look down your nose at people who “waste” time and money to do all the things…

Huen Phan

Now to resume my culinary tales through Thailand… After Bangkok, we headed north to Chiang Mail.  Chiang Mai differs from Bangkok on many levels.  First of all, the weather is considerable cooler and drier, dry in that the humidity is less, but it rained a whole lot more.  Secondly, the hustle and bustle is toned…

Nara

So from Phuket, we headed toward Bangkok.  Here we would partake in the wedding festivities of my dear friend Bruin Bear.  Bruin Bear is NOT Thai, but she got married in Thailand.  Awesome, I know.  Awesome for us guests, since we got to eat and party for a couple days straight.  Because the wedding took…

Savoey

So after the previous nights less than impressive seafood, I got lazy and did not take pictures of the ONE meal with what ended up being the best tom yum kum soup I’ve ever tasted and freshest most tender prawns in red chili sauce.  What I believed to be Aroonsom Food Park, was actually probably…