Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Use Your Noodle: Go to Sapp Coffee Shop

Mama Monkey and Brother Monkey joined me at Sapp Coffee Shop (5183 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 665-1035) for a Thai boat noodlefest.
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Despite its no-frills decor, the strip mall eatery is popular with both Thai natives and hungry hipsters. We quickly discovered why.

Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee ($1.75 each).
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Creamy, sweet, and packed with crushed ice.

Som tom papaya salad ($6.25).
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So glad we got the Thai iced drinks with lots of cream. This salad set our mouths aflame. I could only stomach a few bites. Even Mama Monkey couldn't handle it, and she is our resident heat vanquisher.

Spicy beef boat noodles ($5.50).
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Here's the famed bowl. It lived up to the hype. Full-flavored. Great texture.

Spicy pork boat noodles ($5.50).
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Also very good, but I preferred the beef.

BBQ pork, duck, crab jade noodles ($6.25).
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This may be blasphemous, but I think I might have enjoyed these non-soup jade noodles the most. They were recommended by our server, and I'm thrilled we heeded her advice. Really nice and springy, and we all know what a duck fiend I am.

The check and post-meal tea candy were quite palatable, too.
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Be sure to check out ED&BM chowing on these boat noodles with Anthony Bourdain!


  1. Now I want some pho.. mmmmm. This is why looking at food blogs or watching food tv is bad... always makes you hungry.

    This is a little unrelated to the blog but did you see Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert on Martha Stewart?? I still don't know how to feel about that. I never would have thought he'd EVER do a show like that.

  2. Sapp is the word. Not a place to take everyone in my life, but I lurve it. :P

  3. Not my thing, but I'm glad you used your noodle.

  4. reminds me of our trip to thailand. the food there was so spectacular.

  5. Yum! I'm a sucker for crushed ice, so the coffee and tea look amazing. :)

  6. Hello! Definitely try out the boat noodles at Pa Ord on Sunset/Hobart - probably my favorite at the moment.

  7. It all looks very spicy, which is not my thing. But that pricetag on the final bill would make me want to try it.

  8. i really, really dig that pic of BroMo with the noodles. such a cool shot!

    and oh, how i love thai iced coffee and tea. mmmmm.

  9. I'm a duck fiend too.

    Though I think that papaya salad might just kill me.

  10. Yum. I'm noodle obsessed right now and it's hard to find good ones in Chicago.

  11. BroMo is dressed so nicely for slurping noodles. Hungry hipster, indeed.

  12. That coffee looks good! And those green noodles are on my list of must try. Suffice to say, you didn't feel like a sap afterwards? groan groan i know

  13. I can't win - I'm even hungry reading your blog after eating a HUGE meal....

  14. Oh wow! That crab jade noodle dish looks so good. Mmm, duck is really good. What are the noodles made of?

  15. I think I asked WC this before so she might kill me for asking again, but why is it called boat noodle again? :P

    I have yet to try Sapp or Pa Ord. Need to soon. Soon ..

  16. Eff! One, I need to post my Sapp review, and Two, I'm getting hungry looking at your pics.

    I've tried everything except the papaya salad there. Must get that next time, and get owned the next day!

  17. It all looks so good, but the duck and jade noodle dish looks especially droolworthy.

  18. Maaaan, why the eff must I read this while playing Biggest Loser??? Love Sapp and your pics look so good!!!

    BTW on an unrelated note, I just discovered that my reader hasn't been picking up your feed somehow, so I have tons of catching up to do on your blog!

  19. my thai studiomate/friend counts sapp as one of her favorites. there's this other dish there that is like pad-thai but so much better...mmm.


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