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Apr 27, 2006 08:32 PM

Apsara - Providence

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So we finally made it to Apsara for the first time tonight, and were completely overwhelmed by the never-ending menu! We could have definitely benefited from some recommendations from frequent Apsara visitors.

Prompted by this experience, I thought I'd come online and ask - do the Providence hounds have any favorite or otherwise recommended Apsara dishes?

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  1. I'd love to hear what you had! Are there 2? Which one did you go to?


    1. We have had lunch at the Blue Grotto on Atwells a couple of times and have not been disappointed. Definitely a red sauce type place; last time I had gnocchi and they were perhaps the best I have ever had.

      Venda Ravioli is definitely worth a visit.

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      1. re: Fort Point

        Sorry this response went to the wrong question.

      2. we always order nime chow(cold rice paper rolls), singapore style udon noodles, sauteed bean leaf tops and chive dumplings. the chinese dishes are pretty ordinary; try to stick to the cambodian dishes.

        1. Can't comment on authenticity, etc. but we always like the loat noodles, which we secretly call Wormy Noodles, because they look like short, plump worms. Sort of a la The Twits, by Roald Dahl, if you're familiar with that wonderful children's book.

          Also enjoy the wide rice noodles with broccoli and beef.

          I don't think the pad thai is worth reccommending, considering that good PT is available elsewhere in Rhode Island.

          For those who are reading this and thinking of going, note that one dish is ample for two people with normal appetites, especially if you're getting starters or veg on the side. So only order one dish each if you want to have left-overs.

          1. I second the singapore noodles recommendation, and we also like the black pepper chicken. last time there was a tofu special with vegetables that was quite nice, too.