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Just visited Annapurna. Lovely decor, not as good as Hamro Aangan/Albany. The Khashi Ko Masu (goat wet curry) at Annapurna is not as good as at Aangan--lacks complexity and depth. No grilled tomato, btw. The fried fish is also better at Aangan, with a lighter batter and not overcooked. The cauliflower/potato curry was indifferent, too. You're right about the naan and lamb mo-mo's, however--both were outstanding at Annapurna.
Yes, they are great. I love their noodle soup as well as their ESAN (Thai Laos Mixed) style food. Bamboo soup, the BBQ ribs, and their soft sticky rice. Mann, it made me hungry just to think about it. Too bad, we live very far away. But, we will go again this weekend.
Can't have enough of good Thai food.
Oh OK.. this is in the same little strip as my favorite cheap lunch deals from the Banh Mi place. For $3 one can get FULL off of a cool banh mi (bread could be softer at times tho). Now I have a new spot to haunt at lunch. Love me some laab
Alice Woo has been giving me a bad vibe for awhile now. I think she is racist and she obviously doesn't care about social issues like gentrifciation because she's a successful business owner. I'm so not surprised to hear about your experience there Becca. Every time I've gone in there she gives off a bad energy. Your story just confirmed that she is definitely a racist person who I personally think needs to check herself before she talks foolishness to the wrong one.
My go-to place for great comfort bar eats.
The tots remind me of my Portland, OR roots.
'But much of why I loved the place had to do with the other sensory pleasures that come with sitting at the counter to watch the chefs do their thing in the smoke-filled haze of the kitchen fiddling with the vents on the grill or flipping pieces of fried chicken over with a pair of chopsticks. It's a scene that could as easily take place in a back alley in Tokyo as an upscale-ish restaurant in Oakland.'
Yes! Sitting at the counter and smelling like the skewers is what makes a yakitori-ya experience special.
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