Monday, August 2, 2010

Ganda Thai: Cheap, Spicy & Tasty Thai Food in Hollywood

At the suggestion of Ron of LushAngeles, I joined him for lunch this weekend at Ganda, a Thai restaurant in Hollywood. Once I got there, I recognized it from this Midtown Lunch post and I knew I was in for a treat.

I opted for the fried catfish and the curry with chicken, both from the steam table and served with rice for $7. Ron got the whole fish, which had been butterflied, with each half getting a different sauce. (not from the steam table).

The fried catfish was nice and crispy, with some heat but not painful. The flavor was strong but not overwhelming. It had good crunch to it and I could have ordered a second portion. The chicken curry was more spicy and also had some bamboo shoot like veggie in it.

Ron's fish was a thing of beauty with two sauces, one of which was garlic. The presentation was more elaborate than I would have expected and more importantly it was delicious. One half got a garlic pepper sauce and the other side a spicy chili sauce. I enjoyed both sauces, but thought the spicy chili was the better of the two. This dish was ~$13.

Ganda is located in a minimall on Hollywood Blvd (same one as Ruen Pair). The sign says valet only but if you pay $2, you can self park.

Ganda: 5269 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. Phone: (323) 466-4281

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