I am absolutely floored, in aww, and almost wet my pants. I used the Yelp app on my Iphone to find my dinner spot tonight and I am still absolutely in shock. It recommended a fairly cheap Northern Thai food place called Spicy BBQ bordering Hollywood (near where the 101 meets Santa Monica blvd). The place had 4.5 stars and 88 reviews so I was convinced I had to try it. So I pull up to a run down strip mall in a somewhat sketchy area and I see a door with red curtains behind it that says Spicy BBQ. If you were in my car and I pulled up to this place, you would ask me if I was joking. So I walk in and there are about 5 or 6 small tables, a counter, and a cash register. The menus were handed to us by a woman who was dressed like she was in Thailand and everything was spelled wrong in English. The menu said Chicken Dumping!…..Awesome! It also smelled weird, here’s what I tweeted, “At spicy BBQ in a small strip mall in LA there are 5 tables and it smells funky…but it has 4.5 stars on yelp…I’ll let u know”.
Go Here. Seriously.
Well, I’m going to let you know that this place is retarded good. Best Thai food I have ever had hands down. Yes, even better than Laguna Thai by the sea. If somebody were to ask me what the best meal I have had in the past month was, I would say this one. Now, I’m not sure what the main difference is between Northern Thai food and regular Thai but I do know at Spicy BBQ the Northern Thai dishes are towards the back of the menu. So I ordered Chieken Dumping, pad see ewe, and Northern Thai egg noodles with chicken. The flavors were out of this world. The Northern Thai Egg noodles with chicken (spicy) is the best new dish I have had in probably 6 months. It comes with a side of onions, a vegetable that looks like spinach, and a lime to put into it. Perfect amount of spice, delicious chunks of chicken, and the noodles just melt in your mouth. Pad See Ewe was the best I’ve ever had, and the chicken dumplings were killer. Still in shock. I swear if you pulled up to this place you would hesitate to go in and then you’ll eat the best Thai (or should I say Northern Thai) you’ve ever had. It will also be pretty cheap.
I’m sorry this post is not funny or clever at all. But straight up, this place does not deserve to be taken lightly. I didn’t even wait to write the post, I came straight home and started writing this because I loved it so much. Go. Get off your ass and go here if you are in the LA area. Wow.