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“A hidden gem in Belfast”
Review of Laan Xang

Laan Xang
Ranked #6 of 64 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Serving authentic Laotian and Thai Cuisine
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The shop on Main Street certainly is small, with outdoor seating accommodating the majority of patrons on a warm, sunny Autumn day near the waterfront. We visit Belfast at least once a year, and have ordered lunch entrees at various restaurants during these times. The possibility of Laotian and Thai food lured us away from the local seafood restaurants (anyone for a lobstah roll) and we were not disappointed. My wife's Pad Thai was outstanding. In too many Thai restaurants in Maine, the kitchen is unable to cook the noodles correctly, often arriving overdone and broken. Not the case at Laan Xang. The noodles were properly cooked, long and covered in a wonderful Pad Thai sauce that had enough fish sauce to make it acidic and just a hint of sweetness that merged for a perfectly balanced flavor. My Chicken Raam also was great. There was a floral overtone to the peanut sauce, which enhanced the NOT-your-run-of-the-mill-rubber chicken served over a bed of green beans and surrounded by colorful broccoli. All in all, we had found a hidden gem in a city we've known for two decades. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Quirky little place with some outdoor seating. Run by nice people. Enjoyed the pork dumplings, sweet Thai tea made with coconut milk, yellow curry rice, and pad-see-we. (Wide noodles with egg and veggies). Mostly locals. Would definitely go back.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you love Thai/Lao food, you as I are lucky to have this place.Owner is from Vientiane, Laos, has lived in Thailand, and cooks wonderful Northeast Thai/Lao dishes. Even their Som Tam (papaya salad) is good. I was totally shocked that this small town is so lucky. My wife being Thai, we went back twice that week. We had Pad Thai, Roast chicken , tom kha guy, pad see ou, larb, and others I have forgotten. Staffing in the summer was an issue, and the owners Mom was out of town, so be mindful of staff shortcomings. They try hard, and perform well. Delicious!

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Average Asian food. Waitress said spring rolls and summer rolls were the same thing so we ordered summer rolls. Then we saw spring rolls , which we preferred being served. Only seats 4 people inside at two cafe tables so if it is raining the outside in not used. Our friends like it and go frequently.

Thank JillConnecticut
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Wonderful, fresh food! We has the Thai salad with chicken. Just a tiny place but you can at at tables outside on a small deck. Reasonable prices. Everything we saw going by us to other tabls looked excellent. The thai ced tea is very good.

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