Canton Gourmet Express is No More
The idiosyncratic Lao menu at Canton Gourmet Express is no more. The place is being renovated to become La Copa Tropical: Salvador-Mexican. But since the guy's wife is from the Philippines, there are at least a couple of Filipino soups on the menu. The owner hinted they may add more such items. I imagine they won't open before the end of the month.
Honey garlic ribs, banana flower, gui ba fish, I will miss this very challenging and worthwhile experience.
About "I always dreamed of opening a restaurant" experiences:
"I opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life." article in SLATE online magazine
I got the impression this was very much the case with the owner. And I'm sorry to see her dream go bad.