Los Angeles has the largest Thai population outside of Thailand itself. The Thai consulate is located on Larchmont Boulevard, just south of Melrose Avenue.

Thai food is renowned for its harmonious blend of flavors – sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. For years, Larchmont denizens had easy access to authentic Thai cuisine at the House of Chan Dara just north of Beverly Boulevard.

★ The “wai” greeting, bringing the palms together in a prayer-like gesture, is a distinct Thai cultural practice that many locals are familiar with. ★