Jitlada Update- Stay Southern
By now, most people know to go to Jitlada for the Southern Thai dishes on the back two pages of the menu. There you’ll find flavor country. I was at Jitlada a couple of weeks ago with some of the gay posse who had never been there before. We ordered some of my faves; morning glory salad, mussels and a couple of new dishes.
The soft shell crab pumpkin curry was great. I had asked for everything mild though just to be on the safe side. I’ve still not quite recovered from the fire in my mouth from the first time I tried out Jitlada.
We were jonesing for some noodles. I wasn’t really into the noodles I had last time at Jitlada and we made the mistake off venturing off the Southern Thai menu.
The Rad Na Jitlada is a seafood rice noodles dish. It came to us with very little noodles, a ton of brown gravy and some seafood. I was sad. The gay boyfriends were sad. They asked me why did I lead them astray.
Lesson learned? Stay Southern, y’all.
5233 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5709
One thing to keep in mind is that the non-Southern menu was inherited by Jaz and Tui from the previous owners. I’ve always told them they should get rid of it outright.
Yep, I knew…but somehow I thought they could magick up some good noodles. Sigh. Good thing I like Sapp and Thaitown Noodle for such.