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Vientiane Thai Laos

groover808 | Aug 3, 2009 09:17 PM

This is my first restaurant "review" since I didn't see anything pop up on the search for this place. I found this place on the other website that starts with a y, and it was delicious. The guy loves Thai and I wanted to go somewhere new. Total hole in the wall cozy joint (fits right in with all the other mom n pop's in Garden Grove) with delicious, authentic, home style food. There's about 4-5 tables that can fit maybe 20 people max. The owner who served us was really nice and he said wants to add a few more things to the menu before printing out some takeout menus. You can tell people come here for authentic grub and the prices were fantastic, no more than $7 per dish, we spent $22 on food for 3 dishes including a Thai coffee. Nice little find in the land of Vietnamese cuisine, I'll be back! Here's what we had:

Beef Jerky: At other places, the meat is more of a rectangular dice, but here it's thin cut. Just like having big hunks of beef jerky fried up with a yummy dipping sauce. I might try the crying tiger next time if I want more of the steak style beef.

Pad Thai: Pretty standard here, not much chicken or egg in the dish, but there were green onions. It's not usually my fave dish, but it was a little sweeter, so the guy gobbled it up.

Crispy fried rice: Loved it! This is almost like a crispy rice salad since it doesn't come piping hot. I looove crispy rice and it's delicious here, not burnt and with a garlicky kick. They throw in some type of pork skin and "sour pork" which looks like ham but is only slightly sour, as if it's been kissed with citrus. I really liked this dish, even better than Thai Nakorn's nam sod with crispy rice! Comes with lettuce and cilantro to wrap, nice and refreshing!

They've got Lao sausage and sticky rice along with some more authentic Lao dishes I need to try next time!

Vientiane Thai Laos
10262 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

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