There is a fabric business in Thailand that named their shop after the former president of the United States, Barack Obama. The country is known for their love of the previous president. The United States feel the same way about Thailand. They love the country as much as they love the local cuisine. This is why they are trying to bring authentic Thai dishes in the country but only a number of them have been successful in the attempt. Good news for those craving for Thai street foods, you don’t have to book a trendy hotel in Bangkok and take the next flight because it is already available in Los Angeles.
For those who do not know, there is a hidden gem inside the city of angels – a tiny market that showcases Thai street food. The taste and experience is very authentic that one will be able to experience Bangkok without having to travel there.
It is hidden in a small parking lot owned by Wat Thai, a Buddhist temple which is located in the northern part of Hollywood. It is situated among a quiet road of residential properties where it is masked by rows of houses and families going back and forth. Every weekend, the area transforms into something beautiful as Thai vendors open up their shop while selling authentic Thai food based on family recipes. There are various options to choose from such as green papaya salad, coconut cakes as well as lok chab, a dessert drink with coconut.
You will be surprised to know that the taste is not commercialized as everything else in the United States. In fact, there is no Pad Thai which is common to Thai restaurant in the country. All they offer is authentic Thai food prepared by local Thais.
Aside from the food, one will be able to experience Bangkok without the need to stay at a trendy hotel in Bangkok as the parking area is filled with Thai music and locals speaking in local Thai language. The smell of Thai products is also undeniable from the fresh noodles to the thick coconut smell that fills the air.