Putting aside the usual debates over whether Jitlada is good or not, I’m curious what people’s favorite dishes at Jitlada are. Personally, I am a huge fan of the place, but it’s more of a once-a-year type place for me to go all out and blow up my palette.
My personal favorites, with some linked pictures (since I don’t take food pictures).
Mint noodles with chicken. This dish hits all the sweet spots for me. Noodles and vegetables are cooked just right. The sauce starts sweet and turns hot in a hurry, with a strong mint flavor pervading everything. I’ve never had a better version of this dish. Yelp linked picture: http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/mHXC6RUAa6hVG9mPBMJtjw/o.jpg
Rack of lamb in southern curry. I had this last time I went…and wow. It’s kind of as spicy as I can handle, but so good and complex that it’s worth the pain. Lamb is meltingly tender in a hot turmeric curry. Linked picture: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZSV9cGb/0/L/i-ZSV9cGb-L.jpg
Acacia leaf omelette and shrimp in sour soup. Really love this soup–so spicy, with the egg and bitter acacia leaves. I had this the first time I went to Jitlada, and it’s hard for me to go without ordering it. Linked picture: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4791693401_82277f239c.jpg