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Current favority hawker center/street vendor/restaurant dishes in Southeast Asia

It seems like there have been a lot of country specific posts recently. So in the interest of getting a long comprehensive post going, what is your current favorite food item anywhere in Southeast Asia?

To kick it off, mine is the Curry Crab at Baan Klang Naam in Bangkok, followed in a close second by the Beef Rendang at Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang in my adopted hometown of Singapore...what is your favorite?

Dining in Phuket and cookery course

Actually, I just got back from Phuket--and stayed at the Indigo Pearl--yesterday.

The hotel has a cooking course on-site which may be the easiest option for you.

As for food, lunches you can do on the beach, but skip the touristy bars in front of the hotel and walk towards the northern end of the beach....there are a bunch of beach huts that cater to locals and you can get grilled chicken/fish, and some tasty thai salads for dirt cheap.

One of the great restaurant finds on this trip was Laem Hin Seafood--the hotel will be able to get you in a cab to the restaurants. The restaurant is open air and right on the water. The entire place was full of locals. The seafood was fresh, and wonderful, at about 1/3 of the price you would pay in Patong. I had a soft shell crab dish and grilled tiger prawns that were outstanding. Also, their dried anchovy salad, and banana flower salad were great.

Foodiest Spots in L.A.

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/319937

Agree and would prefer if I lived further east but the commute to work in Santa monica would crush me everyday. The above link has a great post on every stop on the 7 train.

May 08, 2008
zdiddynyc in Los Angeles Area

Foodiest Spots in L.A.

I totally disagree. And can respond with two words: 7 Train. Take it from Grand Central to Flushing, and you will get a tour of just about every country and ethnic food out there.....from mexican to chinese, and all without the hassle of 405/10 traffic.

May 07, 2008
zdiddynyc in Los Angeles Area

Wolfgang's in Beverly Hills - Anyone been?

I went on Friday. The steak was excellent, not quite up to Lugers but close. Cooked perfectly, charred on the outside and rare in the center. Steak for 2 was around 90 bucks and the wine list was expensive. So I stuck to martinis which were large and a good value relative the expensive, mediocre cabernet by the glass. German potatoes were tasty, and like in the new york location you have to try the canadian bacon. Ambiance was fairly sterile--i.e., typical steakhouse but with a nice big bar. All in all, a welcome addition to the 90210 dining scene.

May 05, 2008
zdiddynyc in Los Angeles Area

best thai in LA

Thanks for the quick response! moving to santa monica, but will def travel for food.

Love isaan cuisine....big fan of spicy salads, fried chicken, etc....

Jun 29, 2007
zdiddynyc in Los Angeles Area

best thai in LA

relocating from NYC and I need my Sripraphai replacement....any suggestions.,,,

Jun 29, 2007
zdiddynyc in Los Angeles Area