Ruen Pair

Restaurants, Thai Hollywood
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Angelenos rhapsodize about Thai Town’s Ruen Pair with a fervor that borders on obsession. At this round-the-clock, cash-only favorite, the enticing Southeast Asian menu is full of beer-friendly, shareable plates like fish cake pad ka prow ($6.95), spongy, light rounds sautéed in basil leaves and vibrant chilies, that justify a visit on their own. Stir-fry of Chinese olive and ground pork ($6.25) is served with crispy bits of flavorful pork, bright Chinese olives and fresh garlic paired alongside a bowl of steaming rice. Pair with an order of sautéed morning glory—ask for it with crispy pork belly—for the ultimate late-night Thai combo.

By: Vanessa Lavorato

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Venue name: Ruen Pair
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Address: 5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles
90027
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am-3:30am
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Ruen Pair is definitely my go to Thai restaurant in Hollywood Thai Town. Even late night, there is usually a wait for a table and even though it's cash only, people will come prepared. Many dishes are worth trying but they are famous for their Som Tam, or green papaya salad. On my last visit the people in the table were visiting from out of town and said Yelp pointed them to Ruen Pair for the papaya salad!


I also love the fish cakes, shrimp cakes, crispy catfish. And besides seafood, they are well known for their pork jerky which comes with a little basket full of sticky rice. 


I dream of this food often and it's hard to fulfill the Thai food craving anywhere else.