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Spicy BBQ

Map & Directions 5101 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Thai
  • Sun-Tue, Thu-Sat 11am-9:30pm
  • cash
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

If you have ever poked your head into a restaurant serving northern Thai cooking, you have probably encountered nam prik oom, a slippery mash made from roasted hot chiles pounded in a mortar, a black-flecked green substance customarily scooped up with a pinch of sticky rice formed into a crude ball. At Spicy BBQ, a northern Thai restaurant in Little Armenia, nam prik oom is bountiful. It feeds multitudes. A few spoonfuls are powerful enough to transform two quarts of chicken soup, should there be any leftovers to take home, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it had secondary uses as a healing balm or a cure for nagging sinus infections. Chef-owner Nong Sriyana prepares what is probably the definitive version of khao soi in Los Angeles, the emblematic northern-Thai dish of egg noodles in a dense, spicy chicken-coconut broth, garnished with a big handful of delicately fried egg noodles, served with diced red onions and crunchy homemade pickles. You may be warned away from the other northern-style noodle dish, a plate of garlic-sprinkled rice noodles served with a delicious, herb-intensive pottage of ground pork, spare ribs and little cubes of blood, but the taste is less fearsome than the appearance. See full review.

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 05/13/11

    Eat this now!

  • Steven E. on 05/07/10

    Spicy jackfruit and Northern thai egg noodles. Stick to the northern menu.

  • Lorelei S. on 06/06/11

    The Thai Egg Noodle soup is for the God's! !!

  • Danielle N. on 02/11/10

    Get the Spicy Jackfruit.. duh!

  • Sean B. on 02/18/13

    BBQ pork is beyond amazing!

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