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Spicy BBQ (Thai) tonight... help, please!

WildSwede Feb 11, 2011 09:13 AM

We will be heading to Spicy BBQ on Santa Monica tonight for dinner and I was wondering if anyone could give recs about what we should get. Definitely want to have as many items as possible from the northern Thai Menu.
I have already read the Yelp reviews mentioned in the below-linked post, but was wondering what the wonderful CH-ers have to say on the subject. Do you agree with J Gold? Any gems? Stay away froms?
I plan on getting the northern Thai Larb and some sausage dish, but would love additional suggestions. TIA!!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764710

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Spicy BBQ
5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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  1. Servorg RE: WildSwede Feb 11, 2011 09:25 AM

    WiSwe - had you seen this prior thread? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/624407 - and when you look at this tread don't miss going to Erik M's post on LTH Forum which is linked by the OP.

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      WildSwede RE: Servorg Feb 11, 2011 03:38 PM

      Thank you! I did not find that post. I read it and have made my notes. Cannot wait!! ;-)

    2. Mr Taster RE: WildSwede Feb 11, 2011 09:45 AM

      I know all about the potential scandal of non-dairy creamer being used in the khao sawy (though I've never confirmed this with the owner) but it's always tasted quite good to me, and khao sawy is a fickle beast.... we had several great bowls in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rei but when we ordered it in Bangkok it was bad, bad, bad. Never had that impression of the soup at Spicy BBQ.

      Mr Taster

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      Spicy BBQ
      5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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      1. re: Mr Taster
        WildSwede RE: Mr Taster Feb 11, 2011 03:39 PM

        I will try it anyway. On my list! ;-) Thanks!

      2. Ciao Bob RE: WildSwede Feb 11, 2011 11:53 AM

        There is a spicy chili dish called nam prik oom, really wonderful. And the fried sausage patties are killer.

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          WildSwede RE: Ciao Bob Feb 11, 2011 03:39 PM

          Thanks, Bob! Both those items are on my list! Cannot wait!

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          mdpilam RE: WildSwede Feb 11, 2011 12:37 PM

          I went once, and had the spicy Jackfruit, and I thought it was pretty good, but not very spicy. I asked for Thai spicy too.

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            WildSwede RE: mdpilam Feb 11, 2011 03:40 PM

            Hmmm, I hope they don't "white" stuff up for me. That makes me so sad! I have the Jackfruit on my list. You guys are naming all the things I was thinking about ordering so they are now on my list, so it looks like my research has been correct! Thank you!!

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            sammycakes RE: WildSwede Feb 11, 2011 02:39 PM

            Serrano dip and the fried pork patties are must-try appetizers.
            The egg noodles and the jackfruit salad are my two favorite dishes, though you may not need to get both (I'd go with the egg noodles if I had to choose). Getting an order of BBQ pork gives you a nice sweet succulent meat that compliments/contrasts with the spiciness of the other dishes nicely; I find this to be a key component of the meal. If you're in the mood for soup, the fish soup is quite good: a clear mild broth with large meaty chunks of some sort of white fish.

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              WildSwede RE: sammycakes Feb 11, 2011 03:41 PM

              WOW! I am going to be FULL after this meal! Thank you so much!

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