Laotian/Northern Thai BBQ?
Hello fellow chowers,
My boyfriend and I are coming up from LA for a wedding this week and are looking to find some Laotian food, which seems to be strangely absent in LA. Additionally, we're looking for a place that does BBQ like they do in Laos and northern Thailand--the little pan with the lip where you grill the meat on top and cook the veggies and broth in the "moat" around it. We were obsessed with it when we visited Laos and northern Thailand and can't seem to find a place that does it anywhere! Any ideas? We are willing to travel...
I saw your heading and remembered my misunderstanding with rworange about a Lao/Thai restaurant with southern BBQ. She wasn't familiar enough with the cuisine to know the difference between northern and southern Thai BBQ. The Lao-Thai Kitchen's BBQ, however, is southern US.
1406 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
It's certainly not authentic Thai BBQ, but one place that's always intrigued me every time I've driven by it is a place in Inverness on Sir Francis Drake that's a Thai restaurant which offers BBQ oysters. Not sure if the BBQ oysters are in addition to the Thai food, or if there's a Thai twist on them.
Can't help you with the bbq, although it does sound like the typical all-you-can eat asian hotpot place.
For Laotian, I like Green Papaya Deli in Oakland and That Luang in San Pablo. Check out yummyrice's posts for more places.
Green Papaya Deli
207 International Blvd (at 2nd ave, Oakland, CA
That Luang Kitchen Lao Cuisine
1614 23rd St, San Pablo, CA