Curry-ing Flavor at a Beachfront Thai Shack in Malibu, California
It bears the visage of the classic crab shack, and the flavor of an authentic, powerful Thai menu. Cleverly placed on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, stepping into Cholada is like stepping out of California and into Thai heaven. Wooden tables are soon filled with family-style rice, noodles, and curries that make the mouth water—and then catch fire, if that's your taste. A brilliant Thai iced tea blends tea with coconut milk to make a thick, sweet beverage that complements any meal. And the people-watching sadist can look on in pleasure as unsuspecting tourists sample a ginger beer for the first time. All the while, waves break on the shorefront just steps away, a white-capped reminder of the larger paradise that this little nirvana calls home.