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Nov 28, 2009 03:37 PM

Jitlada suggestions

I have convinced six Santa Monicans to venture to Jitlada. I would love suggestions on what we could order that would really convince them that there IS a reason to cross the 405. I would imagine that we'll all be sharing so a variety of items would be lovely. Thanks!

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  1. Definitely, definitely get the green mussels!

    1. The last time I was there the owner recommended a fried sage dish that was very good. I can't recall the name but I do not imagine there are too many similar items on the menu.

      1. If you go to the place link and look through some of the reviews you'll get some excellent ideas on dishes to have. Generally you want to concentrate on their Southern menu. But really, you need to consult with Jazz. She will be a great guide, based on what you tell her regarding your taste in Thai food, getting you to the right dishes.

        5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        1. soft shell crab...a number of choices, i liked the red curry....and agree, get the green mussels.
          (with thanks to saucesupreme for the photo)

          1. I popped my Jitlada cherry last week. I ordered the Beef Dry Curry aka the Kua Kling Phat Tha Lung, one of J Gold's recs. Very impressed with this dish. It really is super freaking spicy, even after I ordered it medium spicy. I had to take a few breaks because it got too intense. There's something good about the dish in it's spicy simplicity. After eating it I thought, OK, that was good but I don't think I'd order it again. Though thinking about it now, I would order it again.

            I also went classic Thai and got the Tom Ka soup...really good, great broth, very creamy and great overall flavor. Best I've had in LA.

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            1. re: steiny33

              We always have to get the Khao Yam (rice salad). My wife swears by it and it is all my favorite flavors rolled into one dish.

              Last night I had the Catfish with Wild Tea Leaves. Always wanted to try it and it is very good. Some of the classic Thai dishes are good at Jitlada, but to me it is always about trying a dish I've never had before. Still haven't tried some things like Fish Kidney Curry, but who knows...