The restaurant team behind Burbank’s Gindi Thai and Emeryville’s Summer Summer reaches out to announce the opening of Summer Canteen in Touluca Lake. Under the management of Amy Bhukravi, born to a Chinese-Thai family in Bangkok, and chef Phantip Saengow, the restaurant is focusing on the flavors of Northern Thailand, Burma, and Vietnam, stressing that all is made in-house and kept affordable over selections both familiar–beef pho, panang curry, and pad thai–and more unique like tod mun pla, Burmese tea leaf salad, spicy seafood curried mousse, Thai sukiyaki, lamb shank in mussamun, and a “not so ordinary” crispy orange chicken with rice. What else?
There’s also gelato and virgin mojitos when it all gets too hot. The strip mall space fits 85 both indoors and on a patio, with a style meant to blend tropical Thai touches and film posters with rustic North American seating, old barnwood, industrial lamps, a zinc counter, and reused materials. Summer Canteen is currently serving lunch and dinner on Lankershim. See the full menu on PDF via Summer Canteen’s website.
Summer Canteen, 4444 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood. 818-985-6611.