Jonathan Gold Reviews Pok Pok LA

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Pok Pok’s signature Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings. (Photos by David L. Reamer) (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times.

This week, he reviews Pok Pok LA, the follow-up to Chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Phat Thai noodle shop in Chinatown, and the latest addition to his ever-expanding empire. Jonathan says that between Pok Pok, Night + Market and places like Jitlada in town, “it’s a great time to be eating Thai food in LA.”

Recommendations: Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, Cha Ca “La Vong” (Hanoi-style fried catfish), Laap Pet Isaan (duck larb), Yam Samun Phrai (pennywort salad) and Neua Khwai Sawan (buffalo jerky).

Location: 978 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | (213) 613-1831

Tip: Start with one of Pok Pok’s cocktails or a frosty Singha beer. You’ll be glad you did.

You can listen to more of Jonathan’s reviews here.

The Hanoi-style Cha Ca “La Vong” (fried catfish).