Crispy Morning Glory Salad at Jitlada

Located right on Sunset Boulevard in a typical Los Angeles strip mall, Jitlada offers the best (and most addictive) Thai food outside of Thailand – not to mention the spiciest. For beginners & the faint of heart, the crispy morning glory salad is a great introduction to Jazz Singsanong’s cuisine.

A delicate mix of deep-fried Chinese watercress with shrimp, red onions, cilantro, red cabbage and red bell peppers and the house’s spicy dressing, this dish encompasses all my favorite things in food: a perfect balance between fried and fresh, spicy and sweet.

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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