Very shortly after we moved into our LA home, we decided to explore Culver City, where I work. We were hungry and feeling adventurous, so our empty tummies led us to a Thai place nearby. ‘Twas called Ekkamai.
Their menu is very broad and diverse, and it took us a long time to make our decisions. We started with the Veggie Fresh Rolls, which came with a wonderful peanut sauce.
My attractive dining companion got a dinner special, which came with Tom Yum soup as a starter:
For my entree, I went with the Spicy Mint Noodle (Pad Kee Mao):
Described on the menu as: “Wide flat rice noodles stir-fried with Thai spices, chili, onions, bell peppers, basil leaves, and mint leaves.” Holy. Crap. This tasted like heaven. I mean, seriously. I never thought of putting mint in a stir fry, but I certainly will from now on. It was delectable.
He got Green Curry with Shrimp:
Since it was the aforementioned dinner special, it came with rice, salad and a veggie egg roll. He loved it. I tried the veggie egg roll, which was lovely. The salad was basic but tasty. He loved his entree, but obviously I didn’t sample it.
All in all, we left full, happy, and with leftovers. I call that a success.
Rating: a ***** for veggie options and **** for deliciousness. (See this post for scoring guide.)
Ekkamai Thai Restaurant is at 13223 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City/Los Angeles. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.