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By Euno Lee
When it comes to flavor profiles, Thai food is as distinct and polarizing as they come. Spicy, sour, sweet and savory are all in play, and can (and will) be used simultaneously in a single dish. With a vast culinary tradition that varies significantly by region, the country of Thailand produces some of the most fascinating and craving-inducing food on the planet, and Los Angeles' huge Thai community (and fans of Thai food in general) have been able to sustain one of the largest thriving Thai food scenes in the country.
For Angelenos, Thai Town invokes images of trips to the ATM's, late night post-bar drunchies and levels of spiciness that transcend the normal threshold considered healthy for human consumption. Thai food has been a mainstay in L.A. food culture for quite some time, so here are some of the best places to get it in the city.
4. Sticky Rice
Dave Tewasart's stall essentially started the new wave of food concepts currently transforming Grand Central Market. The stall sticks to satisfying Thai basics, including chicken thigh gai yang that's prepared sous vide before being finished on the grill, and, on its noodle-slinging take-out stand behind it, one of the best khao soi's in Los Angeles. [Photo: Courtesy of Ralf Cheung]
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