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Feb 16, 2007 04:28 PM

Gang Pak in Los Angeles?

Does anyone know a good Thai restaurant that serves Gang Pak in LA? Its everywhere on the east coast, but I have trouble finding it here. Is it possible that this dish goes by another name out here???

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  1. By Googling, I see that it is "assorted fresh vegetables & soft tofu in red or green curry with coconut milk and thai basil."
    Looking at the menu for Palms Thai I see:
    "Vegetable Curry --Mixed vegetables: bamboo shoot, mushroom, bell pepper, carrot, celery, baby corn, napa cabbage, and broccoli in coconut milk red curry." or
    "Red Curry -- Red curry with coconut milk, bamboo shoot, basil leaves and your choice of beef, pork, chicken or tofu."
    So is it possible that we just call it Red curry, green curry or vegetable curry?

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      on the east coast it is always a noodle dish, made with wide flat rice noodles. A friend of mine who lived in Thailand has told me that Gang generally means curry, which would certainly make more sense with what you found. But that is still not the dish I have eaten back east....

    2. Can you describe anything else in the dish besides the flat noodles? The main dishes we see here with those are rad nah, pad see you and pad kee mow (going from memory, probably mangling names.)

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      1. re: Chowpatty

        I would say it is most similar to pad see you, but with a different sauce/spiciness and all sorts of veggies. the pad see you I usually have is mostly broccoli and egg.