Spicy Thai Lao
In this tiny suburban storefront, Kaew Saengsom turns out homey-as-can-be dishes of her motherland (Thailand) and neighboring Laos. From spunky som tum tang (cucumber salad) to savory beef pad tamin (beef stir-fry), you will encounter lemongrass, lime leaves, bamboo, turmeric, basil, and impressively spicy chilies. Embrace the tastes.
ORDER (SERVES 4): Spring rolls, $3.95 for 4; som tum tang, $3.95; crab Rangoon, $4.95 for 8; basil fried rice, $6.95; beef pad tamin, $8.95
5357 State Rd., Burbank, 708-424-1758