Sorry for this jank picture, but it will have to do. I present to you: Jitlada's Morning Glory Salad.
I can't stop thinking about this, since I had it two weeks ago at the famed Thai joint, Jitlada, in LA on Sunset. It's fried watercress (aka "morning glory"), chopped red cabbage, red onions, shrimp, more onions, cilantro, tomatoes, with a lightly syrupy, slightly spicy house fish sauce/lime concoction drizzled on top.
FUCKING AMAZING. Perfect for the summertime!
Haven't had anything like this since Sripraphai in Queens (Umamiventure #4), and now I'm on a hunt for it in the Bay Area. I woke up this morning craving it, and went on a crazed mission trying to find a fried watercress salad on an online Thai menu. Suprisingly, Lers Ros does not even have it. So the hunt continues.
Jitlada's menu is more like a novel, with over 100 items (200?) on it. Thanks to Zach from Midtown Lunch for insisting we order the salad! Although now I'm stuck with an addiction I can't alleviate from up here. It hurts me.
5233 West Sunset Boulevard