Sunday, January 01, 2006


Store Review: Thailand Plaza

Looking for kaffir lime leaves and fresh lemon grass in Los Angeles? How about yellow, green, or red Thai curry paste? Need to replace your bamboo steamer? Or hankering for some soy vegan “shrimp”? All this and more can be found at the Thailand Plaza grocery store in the heart of Thai Town on Hollywood Boulevard.

This fairly large supermarket caters to the general public and the proprietors of nearby Thai restaurants. You can explore shelf after shelf of curries, oils and various dried fungi. There is an extensive fresh fish selection, and even more frozen items—including more vegan soy products than you may think possible. Overall, a great place both for exploring new tastes and stocking up on the basics for Asian cooking (sesame oil, soy sauce, rice, noodles) at low prices.

The friendly staff speak English at varying levels—hand gestures and pictures may be necessary if you got a specific request and don’t speak Thai. The credit card minimum is $10, and there is a free parking lot in the back.

Thailand Plaza
5321 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Between Western Ave and Normandie Ave


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