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champa gardens- another plug

sfeater | Oct 6, 2006 04:18 PM

I went to lunch here yesterday for about the 4th time. I love chowhounders for discovering this place, I work in east Oakland and this location is doable for lunch where as all the down town recs are a bit to far, not to mention parking. I generally go for the panang curry, which is amazing, best I've had. Thought I should branch out yesterday. Split the fried spring rolls which are of the inside out variety. Meat fried in rolls served with noodles, herbs and sauce, to be wrapped in lettuce leaves. Nice selection of fresh herbs and the dipping sauce was light, spicy and delicious! Then instead of a curry dish I went for a pan-fried dish in curry (I know big stretch), but it made all the difference. It was green beans, choice of meat, lemongrass and curry; don't remember to name, sorry. So instead of a soupy curry sauce (which I always have the urge to embarrass myself with by drinking) all the curry goodness was distilled down into a much thicker coating for the veg and meat, through the pan-frying. And the clearly fresh slivers of lemon grass were abundant, tasty and quite aromatic. All in all the perfect lunch, well two lunches really, is it noon yet? All for about 12 bucks. I would love to come here with more folks, but my office isn't real adventurous, would anyone be interested in lunch?

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