Restaurant: Spicy BBQ
Location: 5101 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029. (323) 663-4211
Date: April 29, 2019
Rating: Great Thai
This is the third stop on our great spring Thai Tour, although only the second I’ve been able to attend (the first being Sri Siam). Yarom set this in motion a couple months ago by deciding to hit up most of the top 10 recommended authentic Thai places in LA we HADN’T been to.
Spicy BBQ comes highly recommended. It’s a tiny place.
In a mini-mall on Santa Monica Blvd at the Thai Town / Little Armenia border. Just a touch scary.
They have a taste for amusing signs.
And a definitely mom and pop shop interior!
Plus mangos ever at the ready.
My notes. Gotta have an ordering plan!
Fried chicken wontons. Deep fried wontons stuffed with ground chicken. Surprisingly delicious insides.
Fried Tofu. Deep fried tofu with sweet and sour dipping sauce. Not bad either for something so simple.
Papaya salad with grilled shrimp. We had to order a side car of extra shrimp to get around the table. The salad was a bit spicy actually and quite delicious.
Ground pork with chili paste. A “dip” of ground pork and spices. You use the veggies to lever it up.
Spicy and Sour Curry with chicken. Interesting and different curry.
Spicy Mint Leaves Beef. Delicious, with a lot of flavor.
Northern Thai Sausage. Soft and salty.
Pad Kee Mao Shrimp. Pan fried big flat noodles with bell pepper and basil in spicy sauce with succulent shrimp.
Tom Yum Chicken. Spicy and sour soup made with lemon grass, mushroom, onion, and celery. Delicious!
Northern Thai Egg Noodle. Khao soi. With the pickles.
Close up of the curry. I just love this dish. I’m a curry junkie.
Spicy Coconut Seafood. Really nice flavor.
BBQ Beef Spareribs. Tender with good flavor.
Pork Larb. Stir fried ground pork salad with lemon grass and Northern Thai spices.
Spicy BBQ Pork. The porky version of above. Still pretty tender.
Thai Peanut Coconut Lime Chili Gelato — Try 2 — Salty peanuts, Thai coconut, lime zest, and serrano chillies — made by me for @sweetmilkgelato — the last batch was too spicy so this one has no chilie in the base itself — #SweetMilkGelato #gelato #IceCream #NomNom #dessert #chili #spicy #thai #peanut #coconut #lime #SavorySweet #Serrano
Spicy BBQ was very tasty. Small place, low key, small menu, but almost all the dishes were excellent. Not as exotic as some places, but they did a nice job.