Night + Market (4)

Went by myself after work not too long ago. Ordered the awesome pig tail of course, plus tried a couple of the daily specials. Night + Market is basically my source for Northern Thai dishes, which I’m not at all familiar with outside of the restaurant. For instance, I was surprised that northern-style larb doesn’t have the acidity that I’m used to from typical larb dishes (quite the opposite really). But it was amazing. The Miang Pla Tu was very good as well – think Thai tuna salad, but with wonderfully fishy mackerel, and a nice balance of heat and acidity. You wrap the mackerel with the betel leaves (has a peppery taste), which is grown in-house. Had a nice extended chat with Chef Kris, who’s always gracious, and the staff makes me feel at home. I’m actually going to Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas this weekend, so hopefully my Northern Thai cuisine knowledge will improve even more.

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Fried Pig Tail ($6)

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Miang Pla Tu ($9) – salad of mackerel, herbs & chile, served w/ fresh betel leaves to wrap

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Larb Lanna ($10) – Chieng-rai style pork larb w/ blood, liver, sawtooth & roasted chile

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Isaan Sour Sausage ($6)

Chris Hei grade: A-

Night + Market
9041 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 275-9724

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