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Lemon Grass Restaurant in Brookyn Park


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Lemon Grass Restaurant in Brookyn Park

soccermom13 | | Dec 2, 2012 08:18 AM

This place was listed in the August '12 MSP mag in their "Insider Eats" article. Here's what MSP mag said about Lemon Grass in the article:

Insane Chicken in a Strip Mall

Up near nowhere, where Highway 252 gets you to Coon Rapids, there’s a newish but desolate strip mall with some of the best Thai food in the metro. Get the Crazy Duck or the Insane Chicken (the mad fowl are similar) for a profoundly moving update on the classic roasted rice, lime, and herb salad known as larb. It’s fresh and bold, jumping with big leaves of just-snapped herbs and vibrating with chili. Next, the Chiang Mai Alley Noodles, a tangle of spicy yellow curry and sour pickled mushroom greens, will have you understanding spice and pucker in a whole new way. Suddenly nowhere tastes like somewhere wonderful. 8600 Edinburgh Center Dr., Brooklyn Park, 763-494-8809,—D. M. G."

Here's a link to the entire listing of 57 places to eat:

We ordered the Insane Chicken with a side of sticky rice and Southern Curried Noodles. I was all set to get the Chiang Mai Alley noodles that Dara wrote about, but then I discovered they were fried noodles, which did not appeal to me last night.

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the food! The larb was the best I've eve had. The flavors just pop! I used the sticky rice to mop every bit of the sauce left on the plate after I devoured the salad. DH loved the curry. I will most certainly return, and it's a LONG drive for these St. Paulites to get there, but it was so worth it. I asked the charming server if these were prepared traditionally, and she said that they had been modernized somewhat. I don't know enough about Thai cooking to know how they were modernized, but I don't care. They were just plain delicious.

I have not seen discussion of this resto on this board. Anyone been there? What did you think?