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The Mein Man: Something’s Fishy about the Kao Boon Bha at Savatdee

Dish: Khao Boon Bha Place: Savatdee, University District Price: $10.00 In the bowl and on the plate: From the menu: “Traditional Lao fish soup. Slow cooked catfish in coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass and kaffir leaves. Served with noodles and topped with shredded carrots, cabbage…
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The Mein Man: Phad Lao, Not Phad Thai, at Viengthong

Dish: Phad Lao Place: Viengthong, Mount Baker Price: $8.00 On the plate: From the menu: “stir-fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, phad Lao sauce, topped with green onions and parsley.” You get your choice of chicken, pork, or beef with this dish, which also comes…
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Sticky rice and stuck “smile” at Viengthong

Seattle is saturated with Thai restaurants, most of which, for me, are just so-so. So when I get a hankering for food from that part of the world, I’m glad to know that Viengthong is a viable option, offering a sprinkling of Laotian dishes to…
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