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Dec 13, 2007 02:38 PM

Looking for Soi Polo style Thai fried chicken

Anywhere in town that anyone knows of that has it? If not, does anyone have anything resembling a recipe for it? I'll try and make it myself if I have to. I'm jonesing for it. If you know of a place that has it, and also has a good som tum, you will have made me and the girlfriend very very happy.

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  1. I don't know, but we've been wondering the same thing. Not that I would turn down a trip to Bangkok, but it would be a lot easier to satisfy the craving somewhere in greater LA.


    1. You should try posting your request for a recipe on the home cooking board (link below)

      1. I've been looking for years for Thai fried chicken in LA and never found much of anything. The closest thing I've found is the fried chicken at that boba and noodle place in westwood (also has a branch in Pasadena- can someone remember the name?)... they serve a thai style fried chicken with that sweet sauce. It's not stupendous, but it's passable. On the other hand, I was at Soi Polo in Bangkok about a month ago, and I thought it was pretty weak - way overcooked. Your mileage may vary...

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        1. re: Dylan

          Noodle Planet Westwood and SGV?

          1. re: sel

            Yep that's it. They have something resembling thai fried chicken there, but I wouldn't rush to get it.

        2. Here's a place that lists fried chicken on a Thai menu, also in Westwood. I haven't tried it - Emporium Thai Cusiine. Has anyone else? It's listed as "traditional thai fried chicken with salt and pepper" and it's also marked "new". Hmmmm....