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What to order at Ruen Pair??

Bruin2 Dec 2, 2008 04:53 PM

We're going to Ruen Pair. What are your favorites? We like moderately spicy food, but cannot for example handle the spiciest stuff at Jitlada. We eat all manner of beef, pork, seafood, shellfish, chicken etc.There will be 3 of us. Recommend a meal?? Thank you.

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    Bruin2 Dec 3, 2008 06:40 PM

    Thanks to everyone. We went and loved Ruen Pair. Chinese broccoli with crispy pork was definitely great as many had noted but we loved everything. Loved the fact that we could bring our own beer. Thanks again to those that replied.

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      neobite Dec 3, 2008 01:40 PM

      The wonton soup (no kidding, it's wonderful).
      The aforementioned morning glories.
      Their specialties are in the Rice Soup A La Carte section on the menu (nos. 71-92), of which I love the duck stew, the sauteed clams, and the pork with Chinese olives. Also good, from the Rice Dishes section (50-59) are the duck, the chicken over rice and - my personal favorite - cha po (number 54), which has bbq pork, fried pork, and roasted duck with a tangy-hot sauce. Kind of a three-way fatty meat fest.

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        Grillz Dec 3, 2008 11:05 AM

        I second the papaya salad (which is the best I've had in LA so far) and the morning glories. Be careful with the papaya salad though, cause it can bring the heat (but the heat goes well with the refreshing crunch).

        Pad See Ew is also tasty.

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          eatit1s Dec 3, 2008 08:59 AM

          Definitely, the chinese broccoli w/ crispy pork. I also like the fried morning glory and the crispy fish salad (spicy.)

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            tastycakes Dec 4, 2008 09:52 AM

            seconding all of these, plus the special fried rice with pineapple and cashew. and you can BYOB!!

          2. soniabegonia Dec 3, 2008 08:37 AM

            Can't go wrong wth

            Nam tok beef
            Tom yum goong
            Broccoli with crispy pork
            Papaya salad

            They also do a better version of pad thai. I like a heaping spoonful of pickled chiles.

            Beef salad there is not my favorite but still decent.

            1. Schweinhaxen Dec 2, 2008 09:18 PM

              Crispy pork with brocolli is my favorite thing there...... the curries are seriously legit.

              1. Servorg Dec 2, 2008 05:01 PM

                You may find this write up by Pleasure Palate (Abby) useful:


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                  Bruin2 Dec 2, 2008 05:17 PM

                  Only partially useful because the dishes are not identified other in a very general sense ie. "a chicken dish".

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                    Servorg Dec 2, 2008 05:21 PM


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