This place is probably the only authentically Laotian, or even markets itself as Laotian, or at least 20 miles around. Is you’re afraid of real “ethnic” flavorings or spice, start off at a Thai restaurant until you work up the courage.
Papaya salad, Lao style with crab
Fried pork intestines
Pineapple fried rice
Clams with basil
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If you’re not sure what to order, I definitely recommend their pad thai! The dish is on the sweeter side (the norm for this dish) but it’s soo good. The entree is very saucy and the portion is huge. The price is ridiculously reasonable for this dish. Another thing that I like about this location is that they have spicy chili flakes at each table and it’s my favorite thing to put on my order to make things extra spicy!
I’ve tried other dishes from this location as well such as the pad see ew, tom yum soup, papaya salad, and more… and honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
The interior is simple and the customer service is good! I really don’t have anything to complain about this place.
Really, just come here if you’re looking for some good Thai food! 🙂
I never knew this place existed until my friend took me for dinner! WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! It’s not your typical thai restaurant since it’s both Thai/Laos. My favorite dishes to order here is the Pad Thai, Pad See Eww, Spicy Clams and Yellow Curry. I have a low tolerance for spicy food so mild is already spicy to me haha. Everything is cooked to perfection here! There was never a time that I was disappointed. It tends to get busy during lunch hours on Weekends and dinner hours all 7 days a week. They also accepts credit cards here!
I absolutely love this restaurant! My boyfriend and I have been here twice since we moved to Orange County 1.5 months ago!
My boyfriend and I came here around lunch and it wasn’t too packed. We were greeted and seated immediately. I did some research and I decided to go with the crispy fried rice and my boyfriend got the larb. The crispy fried rice was absolutely delicious! The fried rice was extremely crispy! Although, I did get tired of chewing halfway towards my meal. The rice paired well with the vegetables and fermented pork. I love the contrast in every bite.
The second time around, my boyfriend and I went here for dinner and it was PACKED. We were lucky and was seated at the last vacant table. *Whew* This time I ordered the Kao Piak and it was sooooo hearty and flavorful. It’s very similar to the Vietnamese banh canh except the broth is a little thicker and they used chicken instead of pork. I LOVED IT. If you’re feeling under the weather, I definitely recommend this dish.
Result: This is definitely one of my favorite Lao restaurants! I’ll be back real soon!
My business is located right next to a Thai restaurant in Anaheim but I’m willing to drive to Westminster just to eat here for the authentic experience. Best Laotian/Thai food I’ve had in a very long time. Ordered the pad Thai, angel wings, larb minced beef salad, beef salad, tom yum soup, and combination fried rice. They’re were all very tasty especially the larb. They aren’t cheap with their portions either. To the cook and staff, thank you for the good food and service!
First time trying Laotian food (I think) and I loved it! It was kinda similar to Thai food with larb, papaya salad, noodles. Well, even the name of the restaurant has both Lao and Thai in it.
The three of us ordered the ground beef larb, lao sausage, crying tiger (grilled steak), and the famous crispy rice. The beef larb was good, but I would prefer it to be spicier (totally our fault because we requested for mild). The lao sausage and the crispy rice were surprisingly super good, even though I was skeptical about both of them in the beginning. For the crying tiger, just a precaution, the beef slices came in medium rare state which were totally fine by me, but my friends couldn’t eat the rare parts (more for me!!).
Overall, we really enjoyed our lunch here and would love to come back to try other dishes
My knowledge of Lao food is minimal…in fact, the only other time I’ve had Lao food is from my 2 Lao friends haha. There was a wait when we arrived. There’s a sign-in sheet by the cash register where the pork rinds and banana chips are. The wait actually wasn’t that bad – about 10-15 min.
Looking at the menu I decided to order the items I was most familiar with which were:
Lao sausage: these taste just like the ones my friend makes. It’s super garlicky (my favorite) and has a nice crunch on the outside. Only issue is I think they fried it for too long because some parts were burnt.
Pad se ew: this was my least favorite dish. I wasn’t a fan of the flavor. It was bland to me.
Crispy fried rice (nam): I was excited to try this and I’m glad to announce it tastes just like the way my friend makes his! There’s a nice crunch to the rice and from the peanuts too. You place the rice on lettuce and eat it like a wrap! So yummm.
Stir fried watercress (ong choi): this was a tasty dish. It’s sautéed in garlic, oyster sauce, and salty soybean paste. The flavors of those sauces meshed well together.
We also got a bag of the banana chips and pork rinds. The pork rinds are super fatty to eat on its own in my opinion but it would be great in a dish like the watercress or maybe even just with rice. Banana chips were tasty and was the perfect snack for our road trip!
My friend and I decided to stop here for dinner the other day. When we got there, there were a couple of people waiting and a large group as well. The restaurant is pretty small. However, we were seated a few minutes upon our arrival since we were a smaller group. After a few minutes of looking over the menu and deciding what we wanted to eat, we were greeted by our friendly waitress, who also brought us water right away. My friend ordered the boat noodle, I got the pho lao, and we got an order of the chicken satay and a bag of pork rinds to share. Throughout our stay there, we noticed how busy this place was and we were excited for our food to come out because we were thinking this place must be good if they have a lot of people waiting.
It didn’t take long for our soups to come out but it took awhile for our chicke satay to come out (we thought they forgot about it). My friend loved her boat noodle (the broth is really thick) and I was quite satisfied with my pho lao. The food was pretty good and it did meet our satisfaction.
However, remember when I said there was a big group waiting for a table? Well they were only seated right when we finished eating and waiting for our check. While I can’t really speak on their experience, we had a great one. Service was fast, the food was delicious, it was a decent pricd. I would go back again to try more things!
This is probably one of my favorite lao/thai food places in the area!
This is one of my go to place to order lunch for my work place. We always order the same dishes because we been ordering here for so long that we probably tried everything we would like to try and by now we know what everyone likes. We usually call in to order and it takes about 20 minutes to finish cooking which is perfect because we’re about 10 minutes away.
1. Battered trout with special mango sauce
2. Pad Se Ew with beef
3. Crispy fried rice
4. Lao Sausages IS A MUST ORDERED VERY SINGLE TIME!!!
5. Larb minced beef salad
6. Jungle Salad – (not on the menu) It’s a salad with fried pork skin! This is a must try! After I had it for the first time, I just can’t go back to any other salads. I personally like it more than the usually papaya salad.
7. and then you can’t go wrong with curry!
I love it because they’re all easy dishes to share with other people so you can have a little bit of everything. Best of all worlds!
Bon Appetit 🙂
A “hole in the wall” type of place but a gem indeed. This place had great tasting food and great service as well!
Upon arrival, there was no wait. My boyfriend and I ordered the ground chicken kra pao (Thai basil chicken), beef pad see ew, boat noodles, & a Thai coffee. Everything was AMAZING! It was so amazing I didn’t even get to take pictures and dig right in haha!
The kra pao was not over bearing with Thai basil flavor.
The boat noodles were so flavorful and personally I’m glad they don’t add the “inners” like liver and what not in it.
Their chili oil sauce was a little spicier than my kind of normal but it was good also! Didn’t hesitate adding more on my food.
The food prices are also great!
When ordering rice you should just order a whole order instead of a rice bowl because you get the bang for your buck for sure LOL! It’s $2 and the waitress said she recommended doing that instead of a bowl for my boyfriend and I.
I am definitely coming back here again when I’m back in town.