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Exploring Thai Town Los Angeles

what to do in thai town los angeles

If you’re thinking about going on vacation to LA, one of the first things you need to figure out is the best area to stay in Los Angeles for vacation. You’ll want somewhere that is an excellent location that can quickly get you to all the places you want to go. Be sure to visit the various cultural areas such as Thai Town. For what to do in Thai Town Los Angeles, read on!

Located at Hollywood Blvd and Western Ave, you’ll find the western entrance of Thai Town and the iconic Apsonsi Gateway. Apsonsi is a mythical creature that is half human and half lion. The creature is known for bringing protection to others as well as good luck. If you are going to spend some time in Thai Town, be sure to stop by the Apsonsi Gateway, that is both beautiful and culturally immersive. The statues are 6 feet tall and reside on pedestals that are 10 feet tall, featuring engraved lotuses. It is indeed a sight to behold.

While in Thai Town, you’ll, of course, want to enjoy some authentic Thai cuisine. One option is to stop at Spicy Jitlada Restaurant. Located at 5233 W. Sunset Blvd, this casual restaurant that is an excellent option for dinner serves up authentic Thai food that you’ll be sure to love. Try the Crispy Honey Duck, baked and glazed with honey, soy sauce, and beautifully crisped skin. Another option is the spicy crispy pork noodles, fried pork mixed with glass noodles in a broth of soy sauce, garlic, and nampla.

Another place to enjoy delicious Thai food while you’re near Hollywood is Ruen Pair Restaurant. The menu offers a wide choice of selections including appetizers, soups, curry, salads, noodles (soup or dried), rice dishes and more. This restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine that goes above and beyond Pad Thai (though they do serves this as well). You’ll find Ruen Pair at 5257 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles.  

May 11, 2018
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