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Thai One On: Thailand Plaza

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When I received my Thai One On assignment I was pretty pumped. Online Yelp reviews had unanimously agreed that Thailand Plaza has some of the best food and service around. Maybe that's why my experience at Thailand Plaza was such a disappointing one--my expectations going in were way too high.

Not so say that everything about my Thailand Plaza dining experience was bad; parking was free with validation. Bonus!

However aside from free parking, dining at Thailand Plaza in a word, sucked.

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Everything seemed fine when we walked in. The restaurant is large, spacious and relatively clean (aside from the dirty looking upholstered chairs, which one of my dining partners thought she was going to catch a disease from). The hostess was friendly and sat us at a table beside the window where we could enjoy the view of Hollywood Boulevard at night. Our server promptly took our drink and appetizer orders, both of which were brought out without delay.

We started off with Silver & Gold Baskets, deep fried ground pork and chopped shrimp, wrapped in a wonton wrap and served with sweet chili sauce. These proved to be a decent start to the meal and although they were a little bit greasier than I like, they filled the gap as we waited for our main courses.

Little did we know, those fried pork sacks would be the best part of the night.