Tag: Laotian

  • 88 Oriental Foods

    The business cards for 88 Oriental Foods boast that the little Asian market at 291 W. University Ave. in St. Paul has “The Best Larb in Town.”

    That’s a pretty bold boast, considering that there are at least half a dozen restaurants within a few blocks that offer some version of this specialty of Laos and northeastern Thailand. Larb, sometimes spelled laab, is the Lao/Thai answer to steak tartare – chopped up beef – either raw or cooked mixed with toasted ground rice, fish sauce, lime juice and chilis.…

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