Yes, THAI BOOM is as good as everyone said it would be
- westsidegal Nov 21, 2006 05:26 AM
their PLA PRIK PAO (sauteed roasted red curry with basil)was sublime
their SOM TUM THAI (shredded green papaya with shrimp salad)
i took some TOM YUM soup home for lunch tomorrow.
this place could become very addicting--the food is so good, the prices are so low, and it is so convenient; not to mention that the waitress was terrific--friendly and attentive and helpful.
Yes - a great spot. It's our goto local Thai. They have a nice fried tofu appetizer, too, with a sweet chili dipping sauce. I like all I've had.
Anyone local (and even not) should give it a shot. I think it's the best close-by Thai by several miles, at least.
10863 Venice Blvd (@ Midvale, just west of Bamboo)
LA CA 90034
Thanks for the rec. How is their pad thai?
It may seem like a "duh" question, but it's really important to me! I'm looking for a nearby Thai place that won't make the pad thai too sweet. I want it reasonably well sauced (not dry), pungent, spicy, with a few shrimp and some tofu, nice and slippery noodles, fresh veggies (no wilted sprouts!) and a few lime wedges. It seems like not a lot to ask, but it's hard to find.
Thai Fresh on Westwood is atrocious. That place on Colby/Santa Monica is disgusting and has pink ketchup flavored pad thai. Tuk Tuk Thai is okay, but a little too heavily sauced and a bit more expensive that most Thai places.