Thai One On: Red Corner Asia
I have a list of things I want to do in Los Angeles pages long. It changes by the season, by the year and most certainly by recommendations given to me by friends. One thing remains constant, exploring Los Angeles and all of its nooks and crannies makes me appreciate this town so much more than I ever could have imagined. For all of the hoopla and stigmas attached with being in LA, it's thrilling to know that at any moment you could dive into a new neighborhood, explore a new section of town - or in this case get to do both while eating your way through.
The night I went to Red Corner Asia, I was on the way to the Greek Theater with a friend and fellow LAister. One of the tears I always have with the Greek is that their 11pm curfew means shows seem to start earlier and earlier (it doesn't help that l feel like I work later and later), but I always want to grab food before I go. A girls gotta eat dinner after all and yet of all the ups and downs, lefts and rights of trying to squeeze in a meal with a friend in under an hour and still make the show on time, it never seems to work. My thai town experience changed all that and I can't recommend enough next time you're rushing somewhere but looking for something good and quick to eat to refer to our handy-dandy guide of Thai Town restaurants and go for one.
Red Corner Asia is located in, you guessed it, a strip mall. The sign outside is so bright though that compared to some other spots, you definitely can't miss this one. Walking in, I was the first to arrive and about a third of the place was full with couples on dates, a few families and a few other groups sitting around. Red Corner Asia has affectionately nicknamed itself RCA and RCA is all over the menu as in, "RCA specialties" and "RCA Recommends," to the point where we were laughing over how much they love their acronym, but regardless it's a bright and well lit space and very modern furniture and menus. It's no wonder that Jonathan Gold called RCA one of the best places to eat in Thai Town and it's definitely more dressed up in style and presentation than some others in the neighborhood but it keeps authenticity with the food.
Join us after the jump to see what we ate!