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Yellow Brick Cafe - Cambodian, Berkeley


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Yellow Brick Cafe - Cambodian, Berkeley

Robert Lauriston | Feb 14, 2009 02:27 PM

This is the (former All Star) doughnut shop at 1255 University with the "Cambodian BBQ" sign. Contrary to the sign, they have BBQ and other items such as banh mi, rice plates, and spring rolls seven days a week from 11am-4pm.

The BBQ plates are under $7. Choice of Harris natural beef, Rocky chicken breast, or tofu. The beef and chicken were both juicy and delicious--the sambal marinade of galangal, lemongrass, chiles, garlic, kaffir lime juice, etc. helps keep it moist, I guess. Two skewers, good-sized portion, comes with Cambodian fried rice which includes brown and black rice, barley, and soybeans, topped with a fried egg; some sort of mild noodle dish; and simple sauteed spinach. Great value. The young Cambodian-American cook said she's hoping to add some other dishes.

On the American side of the menu, I noticed that they had Peerless fair trade coffee, apple pandowdy, and an Egg McMuffin clone with housemade sausage.

Great place. 647-3776.

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