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11/3 Boun Ork Phansa Chowdown Report: Laotian Street Food at Wat Lao Saysettha in Santa Rosa

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11/3 Boun Ork Phansa Chowdown Report: Laotian Street Food at Wat Lao Saysettha in Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong | Nov 4, 2012 04:59 PM

With blue skies and 75 degrees forecast in Santa Rosa yesterday, five chowhounds rallied in the outdoor pavilion at the Lao temple for the food festival marking Boun Ork Phansa, the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent. The menu for this holiday included mostly new items, and we managed to try everything but the Pho (Fer) that some of us have had here before.
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Logistical changes included use of ordering slips and a posted description of each dish. More non-Laos have discovered the food here and these help move things along.

Let me share the list of items with photos for others to add their comments.

Seua Hong Hai, Crying Tiger beef salad, $10 –
Made with the most California of cuts, tri-tip!
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The assembled salad
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Kao Soi, noodle soup, $5 –
Mise en place
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Bowl
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Laab Kai, $5
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Angel Wings, $5
Two orders worth
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Stuffing revealed
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Green Papaya Salad, $5

Sticky Rice, $2

Kanom Kok, $5
In the hot iron
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From the first practice batch
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Fried Banana and Yam, $5
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Eggrolls, $3
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Kao Tom Mad, 10/$5
Wrapped and ready for the steamer
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In the steamer
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Unwrapped, steamed sticky rice with banana center
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Post-feast Chowhound contrails
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The profits from these fundraisers go toward the temple’s building fund. During the last festival, the work started on the cement paving surrounding the temple and one side is complete. Here’s what it looks like so far, you built that.
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More about Boun Ork Phansa celebrations
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Vide...

Next food fair: Boun That Luang November 24/25
http://www.laos-guide-999.com/that-lu...

Previous chowdowns at Wat Lao Saysettha
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871551
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/867904
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861835
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/852187
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844169

 
 
 
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