Location: 6660 Sunset Boulevard P, Los Angeles, CA 90028. (323) 498-5835
Date: June 26, 2018
Rating: Awesome LA Thai
Luv2Eat has been on my “to eat” list for years — largely because people said they had to die for crab curry — but given that it’s at the other end of the city it took me a long time to fit it in.
But now I have. It’s located on Sunset in a mini-mall not far from Jitlada.
Clearly the Chef’s are Fern and Pla. Apparently, like me they Luv2Eat!
The inside is recently done, but fairly “minimal.” Definitely has a lunch feel.
The menu is big, but not nearly as big as the tome at Jitlada. I think this is more Northern focused too.
Tasty spring rolls.
Papaya salad with shrimp. Always a great sweet/tangy flavor.
The much lauded Phuket Crab Curry. You eat it in a bowl with the accouterments in the rear.
So as you can see in this curry close-up, it’s a rich yellow coconut milk based curry. The crab shell was impossible to break into, but that didn’t matter as the meat had pretty much all cooked out.
You put this stuff (noodles and some herbs and veggies) in your bowl and then add the curry on top. Makes a nice curry noodle soup. Delicious light coconut flavors. A good bit of heat (at medium) but not overwhelming.
Pineapple Duck Curry. Another favorite curry of mine, the red curry based slightly sweet duck curry. A solid version but maybe not as good as at Jitlada.
Jade noodle with pork belly, roast pork, and more. Quite pleasant in flavor. A bit reminiscent of the Vietnamese noodles commonly found in central Vietnam.
Crying Tiger Beef. The classic Thai marinated beef. Very tasty.
Unfortunately, they were out of khao soi which is one of my favorite Thai dishes and a northern speciality. But this was some very good Thai at great prices. Bright and on the lighter side as it goes. And they can get very spicy on request (as I like it). I probably prefer Jitlada’s more “intense”, richer style, but Luv2Eat is a really solid lunch option and I want to go back and try more.