finallly made it to Champa Garden after reading many nice reports. we started with the Champa Sampler ( no. 14 - $9.95 ) which consisted of 3 items: the amazingly good fried rice ball salad, Lao sausage and fried spring rolls. This plate had great textures and flavors ..... a winner. Make sure to use the dipping sauce provided for the sausage / spring rolls.
The Lao Noodle Soup (no. 27 - $5.45 for a medium bowl ) had a tasty broth and house made rice noodles that are udon size/shape. The pork Larb -Thai style ( no. 17 - $6.45 ) had a nice kick and plenty of herbs. Service was friendly. look forward to returning and trying some of the other chow faves .....
Champa Garden - 2102 8th Ave @ E. 21 St Oakland, CA 94606