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Apr 27, 2006 03:03 PM

Yai Restaurant - What Dishes Are Best?

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I had a late lunch yesterday at Yai Restaurant. I was in the mood for spicy fried noodles and only one was listed on the menu; 50. *NOODLES WITH GROUND BEEF AND CHILI GARLIC 5.95. The waitress asked me if I wanted beef or pork, so I picked pork and when she asked me how spicy, I requestes it very hot. Also ordered a Thai Ice Tea. The noodles were good, not spicy hot enough and had no bird chilis, only a few large longitudinal cut, what looked like green jalapenos. No sweat on my brow today!

What else should I try here? Or should I move on? TIA!

Yai Restaurant
5757 Hollywood Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323 462 0292

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  1. First tell her you want it hot, like Thais eat it hot.
    The Penang curry is quite good. the "Jungle curry" at a normal temp is too hot for me, and I like spicy food.
    Just a general good thai place, imho. Not worth a drive across town but good.

    1. Their beef salad is very good. I think they also serve the special Northern pad thai which is different and spicier than the normal kind.

      1. This may be very unhelpful but when we went about a year ago, we tried this special that was on the board but not in the menu. It was my favorite dish of the night. It was a fried fish that was dressed in greens like a salad, with a spicy-tart dressing. Since it was on the board we had to ask the waitress to translate it, so if you return you can ask what the specials on the board are. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

        1. Try their pork leg with chili and garlic, their nam tok (spicy beef salad), gai sop nokk (chicken in spicy curry) or their Pad Thai Kron Kan (I think this is the Northeren Pad Thai dish mentioned in an underlying post).

          I really like this place. When I ask for it hot, they really do. Maybe it's because I'm Asian and feel like I can handle it.

          1. my Thai chef friend says their Pad Thai is the best in the city. It's fun to try their authentic version compared with the "gringo" version. Yum! (Literally)