|Cilantro Shrimp and Spring Rolls|
This family run business cranks out tons of good food, and we definitely ordered more than we needed to - spring rolls, cilantro shrimp (one of my favs), souk gai, ham nam, and gang pet.
A few of these dishes were new to me, and Kevin swore the souk gai was amazing. About 10 minutes after we ordered the shrimp and spring rolls came out. Both were tasty but that combination of cilantro, lemongrass, onion, ginger and shrimp just gets me. The peanut sauce for the springs rolls was pretty stellar as well.
The gang pet, red curry with green beans, red peppers, onions, and broccoli in coconut milk, was also tasty and not too spicy. We used a bit more of the white rice in this one than the souk gai. As I was digging in to this the ham nam came out.
Now this looked like pilaf with ham to me but I trusted Kevin's judgement on ordering it. I really didn't expect much of just putting a bit of pilaf in lettuce. We used lettuce leaves to wrap the crispy-sweet coconut and ham rice pilaf, with a helping of cucumbers, cilantro and mint on top. I was surprised by the crunch and fell in love. The texture of this dish brings everything - hot, cold, crunchy, juicy, meaty.
If you've never been to Lao Thai I highly recommend it. It isn't really a place to go if you only have an hour. You could probably make it work in time but you'd be cutting it close. We sat down and ate and paid in exactly one hour (so if you factor in travel time you need a bit more time likely). They do also deliver, so you can take advantage of that very easily.
763 Selkirk St
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2N5