Goh Time

acting - bakeries/cafes/dessert places - drinks - restaurant - vegetarian

Friday afternoon I headed back to the corner of Melrose/Ogden to shoot some stills for Surrogate Valentine.

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Photo prop – an iced Vanilla Chai from Cafe Aroma (straw garnish skillz from my NYC cocktail waitressing days)

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It was sweeeeeeet!!!! I drank about 1/4 of it.

After we wrapped I spent the rest of the time hanging with Goh – for dinner Abe and I took him to Jitlada for Thai food

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I blogged about the restaurant back in June, and again when I sampled their dishes at Plate by Plate; it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite places in Los Angeles, despite the long waits (both to sit down, and to actually eat).

We ordered all vegetarian so everyone could share. I had one of the Thai Spring Rolls dipped in a sweet sauce.

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Despite the deep fried casing, it was more chewy overall than crispy.

The requisite stir fried morning glory was the first to arrive, in all its garlic-y goodness

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Dug in right away, with some white rice

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Next came the Ginger Saute – with tofu as the protein

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More rice and morning glory too!

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And finally, the yellow curry – a coconut-based one with potatoes, onions and carrots. I asked for it with veggies, instead of the other option – which was added tofu/meat – but I only caught an additional piece of broccoli and cabbage or two.

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Really delicious, but really really soup-y. Order with the added protein instead so you get more bang for your buck.

Added a few spoonfuls to the side…

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Plate #3 – more curry with more rice, plus a final taste of everything else.

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Everything above was pretty mild – we didn’t venture into the back menu – the Southern Thai one – advertised as “Real Chili, Real Spicy!”  Goh had staged this picture while we were waiting beforehand – though he did wind up eating a red chili by accident …

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Reminder to Angelenos – “The People I’ve Slept With” is playing at the Sunset 5 all this week! We just got some wonderful reviews, including examiner.com and The LA Times. I’ll be at the Q&A tonight after the 7:30 pm screening, and at the Libertine after-party sponsored by Audrey Magazine (RSVP info here).

  • Danielle

    I’m planning on hitting up Pepe’s today (& maybe Sally’s? lol) Will let you know what I try & what I think :-)

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    Oooh, I love Thai food! I hate to sound stereotypical but pad thai is probably my favorite. However, I have a soft spot for the green curry. That stuff is HOT but delicious.

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

    oh those spring rolls look great!

  • http://www.masterofherromaine.blogspot.com Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine

    wait… you can eat morning glory?!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      oh yes – it’s GLORIOUS!

  • http://pearlwrites.wordpress.com Pearl

    eats look yummy! and your friend is so funny.

  • http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1455161682 Sunny Sun

    Mmmm, a little like chinese food.

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    I wish spring rolls were super healthy for you because I could easily eat three to four everyday! I hope you have a nice Sunday and Saturday evening…

  • jess

    haha, this is so weird. i went out for vietnamese last night and had spring rolls and morning glory too! except i had pho after, but it’s still a funny coincidence :)

    hope the photo shoot went well!

  • http://Jitladala Jazz

    Thankyou for posting us! So mannything at southern menu that you can try with out chili! Or mango salad with tofu!!’next time come & ask for jazz!!but I ‘m in Thailand right now!!

  • http://www.luvtoeat.wordpress.com lequan@luvtoeat

    Mmm..morning glory, or in my case ONG CHOY! Yummers!

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    I really need to find a place around here that has morning glory. Mmmm.

  • http://www.fangwoei.net FangWoei

    this is just like my local food here!