This is a very trendy neighborhood, and has always been that way. There are lots of different types of restaurants and food to choose from. Finally there is a fantastic Thai restaurant that is fresh with amazing flavors. Everything that I tried was different, each one with unique profiles.
The atmosphere is no nonsense, a perfect backdrop for this delicious street style Thai food. They purposely don’t use fish sauce or MSG; everything is super fresh and made completely with non-processed ingredients.
Here’s’ What I tried:
Crying Tiger Beef, Grilled Thai marinated beef with Jeaw sauce (Thai spicy lime sauce). Sometimes this dish can be similar to eating beef jerky; their rendition is grilled medium rare, a real treat.
Chicken Satay, grilled marinated chicken with peanut sauce and cucumber salad. The chicken is super tender ad the peanut sauce adds the right amount of light, exotic flavors.
Corn Fritters, Corn fritter patties served with cucumber sauce, with peanuts. They deep-fry these little darlings and the corn pops in your mouth. Super different but super special, this appetizer is a true winner.
Soups and Salad:
Tom Yum soup, shrimp in veggie based soup flavored with mushroom, lemongrass, lime juice and chili. This is a nice and light soup that will tantalize your taste buds.
Larb, chicken with red onion, green onion, mint, cilantro, and and roasted rice chili powder. I like this salad, it is very refreshing and leaves a nice flavor in your mouth.
Pad Woon Sen, pan fried glass noodle, shrimp, egg (optional), tomato, onion, green onion and cabbage in special house sauce. I just love these noodles and the seasoning has just the right amount of everything.
Prik Khing Fried Rice, with vegan chicken, fried rice in Thai curry with green bean, green and red bell peppers and special house sauce. The Thai curry made all the difference in the world as far as a great fried rice dish.
Yellow Curry, vegan beef in yellow curry based soup with carrots and potatoes. Their vegan meats are so delicious, for the vegan it is really a great substitution for meat.
It’s Truly a Hell’s Chicken, with chicken, pan fried with Thai herb in spicy house sauce. This dish is supposed to be super spicy I asked for mine not too much spice and it was still very spicy. I love the fried basil on top and the chicken is lightly breaded.
Crispy Roasted Duck, crispy fried duck with plum sauce sided with steamed egg noodle and spinach. You just have to try this dish is it very decadent but really tasty.
Fresh Coconut Ice cream, made from real coconut. This is the way to end your meal, super refreshing and a great palate cleanser, just save room.
Ruam Mitr means gathering of friends, and you can tell that this family-run operation is a great way to have dinner with your family or friends. Husband and wife team, owners Pat and Birdie, are new at this business. Ruam Mitr has only been opened for 7 months, having taken over the previous vegan Thai food restaurant. Pat and Birdie want their menu to be able to accommodate many different types of food restrictions including vegan, gluten fee, and meat eaters. They just want everyone to know that there are great vegan options as well as everything in between.
My dining experience was truly unexpected, with every delicious dish I was blown away. For sure my new favorite Thai spot in my neighborhood.
7168 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Mon – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Phone: +1323 696 5425