Had lunch at Lers Ros on Hayes Street this afternoon, and it was fabulous.
A friend and I shared the duck larb (Larb Phed Yang) and the fried trout (Pla Trout Tod Nam Pla).
The larb was one of the most flavor packed dishes I have ever eaten, and may also have been the most texturally compelling. While I have said unkind things about ice burg lettuce in the past, I will never do so again. The ice cold, crispy lettuce and the spicy, lime-infused duck exploded in my mouth like nothing I have eaten before.
The trout was perfectly fried, sweet, and impeccably fresh. It paired beautifully with the mango sauce and some steamed rice.
I wish they had an East Bay branch, but I will certainly return to the city to experience more offerings on the extensive menu.