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


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


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


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.


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


Dug in right away, with some white rice


Next came the Ginger Saute – with tofu as the protein


More rice and morning glory too!


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.


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…


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


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 …


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 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).

1 Danielle August 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

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

2 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

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.

3 Simply Life August 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

oh those spring rolls look great!

4 Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine August 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

wait… you can eat morning glory?!

5 Lynn at The Actors Diet August 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

oh yes – it’s GLORIOUS!

6 Pearl August 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

eats look yummy! and your friend is so funny.

7 Sunny Sun August 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Mmmm, a little like chinese food.

8 Monet August 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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…

9 jess August 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

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!

10 Jazz August 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

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!!

11 lequan@luvtoeat August 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

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

12 lowandbhold August 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

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

13 FangWoei September 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

this is just like my local food here!

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