From Best Thing I Ever Ate and Hot and Spicy Paradise
I love thai food! I love spicy food! But thai can take spicy to a new stratosphere....and then there is Jitlada Thai.
Jitlada Thai is the spiciest and best Thai restaurant in LA.....no questions asked...no argument needed.....
Best thai I have ever had...hands down!!!!
The first time I went to Jitlada, I went with Hannah and Andrew. Andrew and I decided we were brave enough to try the spicy. First we got the crying tiger pork, the dish that put this place on the list..amazing...sweet and spicy...AMAZING...best asian dish I have ever had!
The second dish was called jungle curry...it was the second spiciest thing on the menu. Here is what I will say...after ingesting it both Andrew and I (at the recommendation of the server) each got $18 beer and a $12 thai milkshake to try and cool us down....and it didnt help...if the server has said we had to order a lobster I would have done it.
Let me just say this..and I am a bullshitter but this is the 100% trutch.....the jungle curry was SO spicy it shut down my immune system and I got the flu...at the table....I GOT THE FRACKING FLU FROM EATING THIS THING...IN A 10 MINUTE PERIOD.....FINE AT 1:10PM.....FULL BLOWN FLU AT 1:20PM!!!
Now....I said the jungle curry is the 2nd spiciest thing on the menu..the spiciest thing on the menu is called dynamite curry and is the food challenge at this place...the dynamite challenge. My dear friend Jeremy has tried it twice...and it is BRUTAL....to watch someone else do it. Jeremy actually finished it the first time, but the chef came out and claimed that Jeremy had not completed the challenge because there was not enough dynamite sauce. I went with him the second time to watch him claim his glory for a second time. I was brought to tears and almost vomitted....from being NEAR the dish....I cannot imagine what Jeremy went through....and I think I got the flu again from just being within 100 feet of the dynamite curry.
But let me reiterate...BEST THAI FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD...HANDS DOWN...BAR NONE..NO QUESTIONS ASKED! BEST SPICY AND NOT SPICY!