I forgot to bring along Mr. Gold's recommendations, but my friends and I saw they had two pages of Northern Thai dishes so we wanted to get some of these specialties.
Som Tum Salad with peanut dressing
Sticky rice in a delightful container
Rice Vermicelli Curry (Northern Thai)
Ka-Nome-Jean-Nam-Ngyow (sp?) (Rice Vermicelli Curry) in a bowl with condiments of bean sprouts and pickled greens. The pork was tasty, tasty, tasty.
Kraphao Eggplant with basil, onions, bell peppers and chili
The finale. Mango with Sticky Rice. Always a favorite of mine, and their version is incredible. Sticky rice with coconut and sweet, ripe mango. Heaven. I had to break out my Canon macro lens to capture a close-up!
I came home and reread Mr. Gold's review - we didn't get any of his recommendations so we are definitely set to go back and try some more dishes off their extensive menu. If you are ever near the 5 and 605 freeways, stop by this excellent restaurant! (Also, the prices are very reasonable...all this food for $40!)
Renu Nakorn, 13019 E. Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk, (562) 921-2124