so i've lately developed a craving for the papaya salad at ruen pair...
...medium spicyness, with dried shrimp. crazy good, and i don't even normally like veggie-taybles as brian wilson would say. best in thai town? best in east hollywood? any other joint even dare come close??
I"ve had very good at Yai, at Hollywood and Vermont. I like Ruen Pair,but haven't had their papaya salad, so can't compair.
Walk across the parking lot to Ganda.
Try the som tam puu dawng, which is a papaya salad with raw/marinated blue crab.
I've written about it here before, and you'll find additional info, pics, and my most recent menu translation here:
Oh, and if you like what you find at Ganda, go *back* to Ruen Pair and try the yam puu dawng, which is a platter of simply-dressed spicy raw blue crab. It's one of my favourite dishes in Thaitown.