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Albany - Lao/Thai Kitchen … Bay Area’s best Kansas City BBQ

rworange | Nov 15, 200511:36 PM

So a Thai restaurant serving Soul Food got to me.

Anything this good can't be healthy.

The large, smoky, meaty pork ribs with just enough fat are in a thick, sweet sauce. Hot links are not too spicy and have a polish sausage type of texture.

Almost as important, these are the only truly decent BBQ sides in the Bay Area. This is the first time I’ve ever saw a point to black eyed peas. They were rich and creamy. The greens were long cooked and had a porkiness to them. The yams are maple syrup sweet with hints of cinnamon and other like spices. The corn bread is there to sop of the sauce. I thought there was a parmesian taste to the bread, but not sure as I was sopping up the sauce with it.

There was just a nice balance to the whole meal the sweet sauce balanced by the greans and creaminess of the peas.

With one side $8.95. With all three sides and cornbread add $1.25. Get all three. If you HAD to choose … I can’t believe these words would ever come out of my mouth … get the black eyed peas.

White potato pie also available.

This is a sweet BBQ, so if that’s not your style. Roberto is not into sweet meat sauces, so he scraped the sauce off the ribs. He loved the beans, cornbread and greens. He rejects all things sweet potato, so he didn't take any of those.

There a three huge pork ribs in the dinner.

I was going to tack this on to a recent post, but this was good enough to deserve its own post. Took this home. Had some fresh wrapper Thai rolls while waiting … very nice and served with a warm peanut sauce.

BTW, the car smelled smokey amazing on the ride home.

Lao-Thai Kitchen
1406 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706-2124
(510) 559-3268

M-F: 11 am – 3 pm
M-F: 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat-Sun: 5 pm – 9:30 pm

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