Name of restaurant: In-Chan Thai Cuisine. The name for the restaurant was derived by combining the two last names of the founding partners.
Chef: Sanan Intasen, who previously worked at his sister’s popular Northern Thai restaurant, Spicy BBQ in Hollywood.
What dish represents the restaurant, and why? Northern Spicy Jackfruit. The meaty unripe fruit, a Northern Thai specialty, soaks up the flavors of ginger and coconut beautifully. The dish is served with ground pork or without.
Concept: A simple, family owned and operated strip-mall Thai restaurant offering basic noodles and curries. Northern Thai dishes are listed on a separate menu. Ask for it.
Who's at the next table? Hungry Thai locals on lunch break.
Appropriate for...: Quick Thai lunch
Uh-oh...: Cash only! And no ATM in near sight.
Service: The chef’s son Nick works there every day and is happy to adjust the heat level of this very spicy food.
What are you drinking? Sweet lemongrass ice tea, a house specialty.
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