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(MSP) - Get thee to Lemongrass

kevin47 | Jul 23, 200906:51 PM     3

Wife and I made it up to Lemongrass Thai in Brooklyn Park. This was an outstanding meal.

The waitstaff was very attentive and knowledgeable. I always appreciate when a waitress makes bold recommendations.

We started with the wontons and the sausage appetizer. I've been trying to discourage the wife from relying on the old standbys, but these wontons weren't much help to me. Nice and dense, with a bit of onion and crab in the center. If you're going to fry cheese, this is how you fry cheese.

We were FLOORED by the sausage. Every flavor in the universe packed into bite sized nuggets of, well, sausage. It was accompanied by a spicy sweet soy sauce that created some sort of taste vortex that had my brain buzzing. The wife may have given up wontons for good.

On the waitress' recommendation, I ordered the wild curry, described as a fusion if Indian and Thai curries. I was a bit skeptical, but the balance between the two influences was precise, and a great compliment to the squash and bamboo shoots.

The wife's pad thai was a standout as well. The noodles were vibrant and bouncy, with just a touch of sweetness. Exactly right, as far as I'm concerned.

The service was excellent and attentive. Waitstaff offered an extra container of rice for leftovers, and even noticed that I had been surreptitiously nudging my hot sauce (accompanying the sausage) to the side, and gave me some to go.

All of this came in at $30.

This place is hard to find, but represents some of the very best Thai cuisine in town. It shares an entrance with what appears to be a Bahn Mi joint called Kim Anh. I'm tempted to try the latter on mojo alone.

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