Wat Thai Food

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You may have heard the rumors circulating on Chowhound that the beloved food court at Wat Thai (the largest Theravada Buddhist temple in the United States) in North Hollywood is closing. Unfortunately, those rumors are true. After the temple's neighbors signed a petition citing issues with parking and trash, the City of Los Angeles issued a temporary moratorium on food sales. The food court's closing will affect over 40 vendors and their families. Thai food expert Jet Tila takes Good Food's Thea Chaloner on a behind-the-scenes tour, where they sampled stewed chicken with black mushrooms with egg noodles, kuay jab (curly rice noodles with a five-spice pork broth, served with fried tofu, pork offals, and fried garlic), chicken satay, coconut sticky rice with mango, and som tum (green papaya salad.)

Wat Thai Los Angeles

8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91605





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