Contrary to what my previous three posts may indicate, I don't actually eat all of my meals with insomniac! I went to Wat Dong Moon Lek for lunch with my brother, mother, and stepdad during a househunting day a few months ago.
It's a tiny Thai place in a Silver Lake strip mall with tall uncomfortable stools.
Papaya salad -- green papaya, green bean, dried shrimp, peanuts, tamarind, lime, chili ($7.99)
Big plate of Hainan chicken rice -- garlic rice, steamed chicken, spicy soy ginger sauce ($6.99).
Pasta kee mow -- stir-fried linguini, basil, onion, tomato, chili, bell pepper, chicken ($7.99).
Italy meets Thailand! Weird in concept, but somehow it works. Get this!
Big bowl of Wat Dong Moon Lek beef noodles -- rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, rare beef, meatballs ($6.99).
Stir-fried ong choy with crispy pork belly over rice ($7.99).
Pleasant but not even close to the other-worldly version at my beloved Pa-Ord.
If I lived in the area, I'd probably visit fairly often. But we bought a house elsewhere, so this won't be a neighborhood haunt.