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1000 N. Nellis Blvd., 702-453-9188
When a restaurant celebrates its five-year anniversary, it’s a sign that everything is good in the kitchen. That’s how it is at Lao-Thai, where customers have discovered such favorites as Shrimp Delight, mixed vegetables, Thai egg foo yong, stir-fried catfish, Thai barbecue chicken, sizzling seafood plate and Thai sweet and sour with pineapple, cucumber, tomato, onion, bell pepper, carrots and cabbage. Among the noodle entrees (choice of chicken, pork, tofu, beef, shrimp, roast duck, seafood) are pad Thai, Drunk Man, stir-fried glass, chow mein and suki yaki. There are curries and fried rice dishes, including barbecue pork, combination and pineapple with egg, pineapple, onions, peas, carrots, tomatoes, raisins and cashews. Featured salads are spicy beef, papaya, larb (chicken, beef, pork) and sliced beef or pork with mint leaves, onion, basil, ground rice and spicy sauce. Popular soups are tom yum (chicken), sour catfish, Thai egg drop, beef and honey comb, and shrimp. A lunch buffet is $6.99 and is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. And on Saturday during buffet hours, one child (9 or younger) eats free with one paying adult. House specials begin at $6.99. Lao-Thai Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed Sunday.
– Jack Bulavsky