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Friday, March 02, 2007

Sapp Coffee Shop

Two views of the funky yet highly addictive Thai Boat Noodles. I think that foodies agree that Sapp Coffee Shop has the best Thai Boat Noodles in the City. Since I had ordered the beef version before and ended up with the offal version (still really good) my dinner companions were forewarned. But they did end up with the beef versions with a handful of chicharrones thrown in for good measure. Nothing better than those crispy chicharrones soaking up that delicious broth - spicy, sour, sweet, and salty with a touch of that je ne sais quoi (actually, it's pigs' blood.)

On this very cold and lack of street parking night, us foodies converged onto Sapp Coffee Shop (it got bumped up to a B rating!) to celebrate not the Thai Boat Noodles but the Jade Noodles. Jade Noodles can be ordered "dry" with big heaping tablespoons of sugar and red chile flakes, or in a soup version. As you can see from the photo below, the noodles are really the color of jade. This soup was a big hit with the foodies.

The table split an order of pork fried rice. This was so good and cost less than $5.

chickfillet and Les Beaux Cheveux, Esq. split an order of duck with greens over rice.

Two views of my shrimp wonton soup with the addition of noodles. This version came with egg noodles; last time I received rice noodles. Which would you prefer? I thought that it worked a little better with the egg noodles. Sapp Coffee Shop has a really good basic broth and on my soup they added lots of fried shallots. Divoon!

What trip to Sapp Coffee would be complete without a trip to the snack shop next door? When we walked in, our eyes were treated to colors as vibrant as a Rose Parade float. I don't know what most of this stuff is but it's good looking, no?

Sapp Coffee Shop
5183 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Blogger Raven said...

For those of you not in LA, let me clarify that by "very cold" Bon V. means temps in the 50's... :-)

This place was delish. If only it were closer to me.

7:08 PM

Blogger Bon Vivant said...

Actually, very cold to me means lower 70s!

I'm not a cold wimp but I think that 50 degrees in San Francisco is far more colder than 10 in Rochester - it's that Pacific dampness!

This is a delish place, isn't it?

12:03 PM

Blogger henrychan888 said...

wow, those noodles look amazing!! **drool**


12:17 AM


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