Thursday, January 14, 2010

Laos Thai Kitchen, I love you.

So, I love pad thai. LOVE it. I will suck down the stuff from the box (you know, the one you nuke for five minutes and then burn your hand when the container spills boiling water due to the flimsy design?) like it is a gourmand's wet dream. So, it should come as no shock to you when I become incredibly excited about the idea of eating pad thai in a restaurant, on an actual plate, without burning my hand.

It should come as even less of a surprise that if the pad thai is actually good, I am barely able to contain myself. At Laos Thai Kitchen, not only can I get the best spring rolls in Omaha, but I can also get myself some freaking fantastic noodles. Pad thai for me, of course.

The first time I went, I went with Alaina and we settled on splitting the spring rolls and the pad thai- no surprises here. I'm not going to say much about the food, restaurant or service because of the fact that I would only be repeating myself. Everything here is wonderful: food, service, restaurant. And yes, the pictures are of the actual food I ate.

As always, be sure to ask about non-vegan ingredients (egg, fish sauce, etc) but the staff is so lovely and friendly that you should be able to obtain all of your heart's (thai food related) desires.

Laos is located at 4520 South 24th Street in Omaha, NE in the back of a tiny grocery store. They are cash only, so be sure to stop by an ATM before you swing by. Thai places are always scary places for vegans, let alone vegans in the Midwest, but this one is fear-free and totally delicious. Try it.


  1. Great post. I know fish sauce is a pretty crucial part of pad thai so I've never thought to ask for it without. Super hot curries and tom yum soup are my favorite things to get anyway. I do however make vegan "pad thai" at home quite a bit and it's always much more tastier and plentiful than anything from a box.
    -Laura Fox

  2. i adore pad thai. i eat it once a week at noodles and co, which has a surprisingly tasty version considering it's a chain. i've never eaten at laos thai kitchen, i'll have to check 'er out.

  3. Thanks for supporting Laos Thai Restaurant (Formerly Thai Kitchen on S. 24th Street).

    Here's a song for your consideration.

    Also, if you could transpose the review onto facebook, it would be much appreciated.

  4. No problem! Thanks for making great food!