review: laotian-style barbecue seizes the spotlight at kra z kai’s in corona - gas grill
The young and energetic bilawang-
Around his little Lao restaurant, Kra Z Kai is in Corona, like a bitter Monk: he is equipped with a gas grill in the kitchen, answering the phone at the counter, there, before you notice that the cup is half a cup, he is filling up your iced tea --empty.
It seems that most of his energy is spent explaining Kra Z Kai (
Pronounced crazy Kay, "Kay" rhymes with eyes)
The menu of new customers, they stumbled into the bright and smooth restaurant, only a vague concept of Lao cuisine.
Bilavarn told them that this is very similar to Thai food, just different.
Lao restaurants are elusive in the United States, but places like Kraz Z Kai's are a more rare bird: a suburban meat palace dedicated to aromatic --
Dense universe in Laos
Style of barbecue.
Bilavarn told me that Kra Z Kai's might be the only Lao Grill in Southern California, or even the country.
California is the state with the largest number of Lao Americans in all states.
As of 60,000 in the United States, about 2010S. Census)
In the Bay Area, there are considerable communities in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and inland empires, many settled in the state as part of the post-Lao
Civil War expatriates in their 70 s. With few well-
In California, however, cooking in Laos is still difficult to find outside the home kitchen.
Born in Laos and raised by the river, Bilavarn learned cooking from his mother, a veteran of the kitchen in restaurants in Vietnam and Thailand.
Like his mother, Bilavarn has been in the professional kitchen for several years, most recently managed a John's dad's kitchen, and then he opened it at a shopping center near Interstate 15
For personal reasons, Bilavarn dedicated his first restaurant to the Lao barbecue: he is keen on the barbecue and cooks for an under-served Lao community.
Because Laos is an inland country between Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and China's Yunnan province, it is no surprise that Laos's food culture.
It most often overlaps the Isang region in the northeast of Thailand, which is an area with a majority population in Isang, Laos.
In the United States, the test Stone of Lao cuisine such as glutinous rice, papaya salad and laap (or larb)
It is widely regarded as a meat salad for non-official national dishes in Laos and is usually considered a Thai specialty.
Barbecue is a common feature of Lao cooking, especially in the bustling night markets in Vientiane and Luang Prabang, where you will find street food with a large number of grills
In addition to the menu, the most prominent feature of Kra Z Kai is the scent of garlic, which is hidden next to a barber shop on the edge of a shopping center, lemon grass and roast beef settle in the restaurant amid the exciting, fragrant smoke.
You smell Laos.
Beef ribs, thin
Slice flaps soaked in garlic for 48 hours
Infused marinade, baked to the perfect and precise point of caramel.
Beef sauce, typical Lao party food, boneless barbecue with strong herbal peppers
The sound of ss in the medium temperature of the sauce triggered a flavor catalyst: garlic, a high
Pay attention to the vibration of citrus and the smooth smoky Coke of the welldone beef.
Scoop up a pinch of glutinous rice with your finger and roll it into a rough ball before dipping the sauce.
For Angels who only enter Riverside County once a year for the corchera adventure, this can inspire 40-
The one mile drive to Corona is the house.
Sausage made, hard shelledged, brat-
The size of coarse pork, onions and leeks.
You will find variations of pork sausage in many Laos
The version of Bilavarn is the first
Speed, its delicacy is neatly dotted with bright, sour perfume of lemon grass.
Glazed BBQ chicken wings, painted with sweet and shiny oyster oil, are as easy to eat as popcorn.
When it comes to eating snacks: try Laos-
Fried gray meat strips, each chew will deepen the taste of salty soy sauce.
As with everything else, the beef jerky is naturally paired with a bunch of hot glutinous rice and distributed free of charge at Kra Z Kai's, just like paper towels and toothpicks. (
"Lao people eat more glutinous rice than anyone else in the world!
The menu in the restaurant says. )
Glutinous rice is the main tool to put a lot of barbecue into your mouth: dense plastic-
The wrapped snowball contains caramel ribs, roast chicken thighs and marinated roast beef.
Bilavarn also made a fragrant, crisp papaya salad.
Mix well with chopped cherry tomatoes and crispy fresh long court beans in green silk and mix well with chili, fish sauce and spicy shrimp sauce --
A mixture of sweet, sour and spice.
The last time I drove the 91 highway into Corona, on a hill that turned Moss in summer --
Winter rain, green, past the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and the big box store in Anaheim Hills, a man standing outside Kra Z Kai stopped me on our way out
He narrowed his eyes and looked at an oversized poster on the window of the restaurant with the words "ເ "(“Enjoy! ”)
Printed in a curve of the ups and downs of Lao characters on a well
Light portrait of sparkling pork sausage.
The man pointed to the restaurant and said, "What is this place? ” he asked.
"Is the food in there delicious? ”It’s Laotian-
The barbecue style here is very good, sir. A small counter
Service restaurants in Inland Empire bring Laos-
Barbecue in Southern California.
No. 1218 Magnolia Avenue, Corona, 110 ,(951)268-
6968 Lao sausage $8. 99; beef dip $11. 99;
$11 short beef ribs. 99; pork ribs $9. 49;
Roast chicken for $7. 99-$8. 99;
$7 papaya salad from Laos.
Accept 99 credit cards. Lot parking. No alcohol. Lao sausage; papaya salad; beef dip;
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