Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Red Corner Asia (RCA)
5267 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

I admit that I'm really far behind on my posts - Supper club is meeting up this week and I haven't even put up last month's posting! Yes. I've been a lazy food-blogger. Not to say that I don't still take plenty of pictures (if you've been checking my flickr account then you've seen) - anyways, here's last month's supper club outing to Red Corner Asia - also known as "RCA".

One of the first things to be set in front of us after putting in all of our orders was Steven's Volcano Chicken - which had a great presentation, as the plate LITERALLY was on fire. But as we looked closer...that spit that the chicken is on looked mighty familiar...and yes, unless someone says different, this chicken was cooked by Ronco's Showtime Rotisserie!! I've always wondered if that Ronco thing works....well I got my answer that night when I tried some of the chicken...it was very decent. Go Ronco!
The flames didn't show up in this picture, but again, they were pretty cool.
Morning Glory and chicken plate, that Steven ordered. I really like morning glory, I just didn't know what it was called in english (I know it as "oong choi"). Crispy, not overcooked, great plate of veggies.
This was Connie's Spicy Beef Salad: Thinly sliced of grilled beef tossed in spicy lime juice with lettuce, cucumber and onion. This was a great beef salad - REALLY spicy. Connie's mouth was on fire after she had eaten about a quarter of this...check those huge slices of beef!
This was Jane's tofu fried rice. It had a really good taste to it - the sauce they used was really tasty, the rice was nice and fluffy, the tofu was firm and took the flavor really well. I stole a lot of it...thanks again Jane.

This is Lori's Yellow Curry with Chicken (I think)...Bamboo shoots with chicken in spicy yellow curry with coconut milk. Rich, delicious, and great over white rice.

Kevin's RCA Ribs with Panang Curry sauce was amazing. These ribs were cooked down to the point where they were so tender they fell off the bone, and the curry gave it that extra little kick.
George's RCA Spareribs and Pork over rice. The flavoring of the meat really seeps into the rice, making it super meaty. Awesome. Also, doesn't George's thumbs up look like a weird deformed foot? Yes. That's exactly what it looks like to me.
This is my Pad See-yew - big, flat rice noodles covered in sweet savory sauce, with egg and mint. This was a combo pad see-yew so there was beef, chicken, shrimp, whatever they had in the kitchen. I always order Pad See-yew at Thai restaurants - those flat noodles are one of my favorite dishes, and this one did not disappoint. It was probably one of the top 5 pad see-yew's I've had in my LIFE and that's not an easy feat. It was a huge serving and I could only finish about half.

This was Anna's Pad Kee Mao - bell peppers, onions, chicken and smaller cut flat noodles tossed all together in spices. Anna said she was sweatin' after eating this dish...so they really poured on the hot sauce!
And last but not least, here's Dom's dish - probably the best one of the night - the Kung Pow Pasta. The sauce was thick, hot and spicy, the noodles a great consistency with a good BITE, cut fresh veggies and chicken rounded out the meal. Awesome.

RCA's service was fairly quick, and could accommodate all of us at the same table. Parking was a nightmare but parking on the street was also an option, as was parking in residential areas. We had a good time and left stuffed. I can't ask for any more!

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