You can taste them both if you sign up for one of the Thai Town tours conducted by chef Jet Tila (above) and Melting Pot Food Tours. The next tour, April 7, is sold out, but there's another June 9. You can see the itinerary and get contact information by checking the story that I wrote for L.A. Weekly's Squid Ink.
Jet's a great tour guide. You'll have fun as well as good food. And he virtually grew up in Thai Town, so you'll be getting insider information.
Ruen Pair, 5257 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027. (323) 466-0153.