From Santa Barbara we drove to Los Angeles, the final stop on our California trip. Los Angeles is known as the ‘Salad Bowl of the Nation’ as many ethnic groups, including Thais, live in the city. When we first arrived, we instantly drove to Thai Town for a late lunch. We chose Jitlada Restaurant, famous for its Southern Thai cuisine, and recommended by a friend of mine. And since visiting we would highly recommend this place as well. You won’t regret going!
We ordered deep fried fish with mango salad, fried shrimps with curry sauce, slow cooked spareribs in curry, beef jerky, Southern style yellow curry with fish and Sator bean spicy stir fried with seafood. We love authentic flavours of all the dishes and kindness of Khun Joy, the owner of the restaurant. I wish to have this restaurant in Denmark. Besides the food, we ordered Thai iced tea and iced coffee. It’s the best of the blessed when you eat the spicy food. After leaving Jitlada Restaurant, we continued to drive around a bit exploring Thai Town, eventually ending up at Bhan Kanom Thai, a dessert house serving freshly made authentic Thai desserts. Among other snacks, we bought Thai crispy pancakes. From there, we intended to drive to the the Hollywood Sign viewpoint. However, we did not know the exact place. So we asked people in the shop. They were really helpful. So one observation we made was that Thai people are kind and nice. Ironically, I only realize this once I travel the world. This makes me proud of being Thai.