Sometimes a chow alarm will go off. Never ignore it.
When I walked in and saw that Lao/Thai Kitchen offered Soul Food ...
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With choice of:
Black eye peas
my inner chow alarm kept shouting order the BBQ, order the BBQ
Nope. I was hell bent on trying Laotian food and had a rather mediocre meal while customer after customer came in and ordered the ribs. You only get a choice of one side, but can add the others for a dollar each. I found that out when asking one woman what the best side was. She said she always gets them all.
Any Chowhounds ever tried the Soul Food.
This is a little mom and pop place, nothing fancy. Truly home cooking. The Tom Kha, Larb and stick rice was ok, but nothing to write home about. Not a lot of English. While I had some idea of Laotian dishes, asking for suggestions just got the response we can make any dish Laotian if you want. Not sure what that meant and being a first time Laotian food experience, didnt ask.
So I did get a piece of the white potato pie off the Soul Food menu. It wasnt the best pie Ive had, but searching around on the web, some other people have the same opinion of any white potato pie.
It finally got to me why these obviously Thai people with limited English skills were serving soul food, so I asked. The server said the father-in-law was black. I noticed trying to find some info on the restaurant that during a Chocolate festival, Lao/Thai Kitchen was selling Chocolate Covered Pecans & Walnuts.
1406 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706-2124
M-F: 11 am 3 pm
M-F: 5 pm 9:30 pm
Sat-Sun: 5 pm 9:30 pm
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