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Wat is the latest on Wat Thai?

holy chow Jan 13, 2008 06:25 PM

Just a question... It used to be my favorite place in the food world, what is going on?

  1. Das Ubergeek Jan 13, 2008 07:39 PM

    There's not, so far as I know, any plan to resurrect it except at major festivals (like Songkran).

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      CinnamonKitten Jan 14, 2008 03:52 AM

      so sad!

      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        silverlakebodhisattva Jan 14, 2008 04:18 PM

        This suggests that there MAY be plans for Songkran? Uber, don't hold out on us! I've still got tokens left from last year!

        r gould-saltman

        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
          jackt Jan 14, 2008 08:31 PM

          they've had it for at least one major thai festival/holiday (i forget which) since the weekly thing shut down. i would imagine they'll have it a few times a year. some of the vendor's are also selling in the king seafood (i think that's the name) on the north side of sherman way just west of the 170 fwy. not really the same but good if you wanted to pick up some of the desserts or som tum etc to take home.

          1. re: jackt
            silverlakebodhisattva Jan 15, 2008 11:12 AM

            The temple website's English-language side seems to be non-functional at the moment. (maybe to discourage foodie lookie-loos?) So, who knows when Songkran falls this year?

            r gould-saltman

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            1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
              Das Ubergeek Jan 15, 2008 01:08 PM

              13th-15th April is the actual festival, so maybe the weekend prior? Not sure.

      2. elmomonster Jan 15, 2008 08:22 AM

        Not an update, but for a good substitute, there's always Pondok Kaki Lima @ The Duarte Inn.

        It's an Indonesian food fair, similar, but smaller in scope to the Wat Thai. And it's not going away anytime soon. Every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm (or whenever the food runs out).

        Here's PHOTOS:

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