Sri Siam Cafe.
The shoebox of a storefront had only one open table which we tucked quickly into whilst plates piled with steaming noodles and huge fragrant slices of fresh pineapple sailed past.
We ordered a table-full of dishes, including the spicy roast duck in red curry (above), with coconut milk, pineapple, fresh tomato, Thai eggplant, basil leaves, and tender duck. This one made me tear up a bit at "medium" heat.
12843 Vanowen St. North Hollywood; 818.982.6262