At a Lao-Thai restaurant (Vientiane in Madison, WI) I fell in love with an amazing dish called Pad Lao. Unfortunately, I haven't found this dish at any other restaurants. Google has failed me. I know that "Pad Lao" is essentially "Lao Noodles" so I don't know whether this is a specific dish or something that this restaurant created. It's a noodle dish with a sweet-sticky-spicy sauce made with brown sugar. That's all I know. It's NOT Pad Thai.
Has anyone ever heard of this dish / had it before? Where can I get something similar? I've tried Zaab Queens in Jackson Heights but no luck. Any ideas? I'm wiling to travel, but need something, you know, in the NYC area, not in the Midwest, when I'm craving Pad Lao.