Bad Jitlada Experience
I've been a handful of times and usually enjoy everything...never Lotus of Siam good, but good.
Papaya salad w/ bbq chicken - the bbq chicken was obviously cooked earlier in the day (or yesterday?), completely dried out and gnarly, and the worst of all---tasteless
Spicy Beef with chilis ...seasoned well but with poor quality ground beef
Khao Yam - was nice
might be time to start going back to Ruen Pair
Funny, I thought they were closed Sunday so I went to Ruen Pair.
Ruen Pair was about half full. I got the Pad Thai and the papaya salad with shrimp and peanuts. While neither dish was terribly adventurous, they were both fresh and hit the spot. I normally prefer Jitlada, though.
I've had some bad experiences, and the service is typically awful, but I've never gone wrong with a single item on the Southern Thai menu.
You know, I've had some quite good dishes at Jitlada, but I've never realized what all the fuss is about. I assume it's something I'm missing. I've eaten pretty much everything recommended by J Gold and others, and many other items on the Southern Thai menu, and I'm just not that into it.