shanghaikid recently jumped in with a tantalizing early review of Souk Savanh, a new Lao and Thai restaurant on International Boulevard in Oakland, which took over the spot previously occupied by Black and Silver Lao Food and Burger.
After trying a few dishes, shanghaikid believes the restaurant's strength lies in its Laotian dishes. The Lao sausage ($5) arrived with a pungent dipping sauce and seemed fresher than Black and Silver's version. The larb salad with chicken was also memorable, and incorporated many vegetables.
Plus the restaurant is a good bargain: Most dishes, which are moderately sized, clock in at $5.95 or less.
Souk Savanh [East Bay]
1927 International Boulevard, Oakland