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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