Spicy Lao in Garden Grove Brings on the Laotian Funk

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • January 7, 2016
You know what corner Thai joint makes the best tom yum, and thanks to Little Saigon, you’ve now consumed more pho in your adult life than instant ramen during your college years. You may even know where to get the best sadao salad in Long Beach’s...
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