Sapp Sapp Lao & Thai Kitchen
Irving, TX 76050
Top pick: Just about any soup here is great, from the Lao-style pho topped with a whole beef rib to the kowpiak, filled with crispy pieces of pork belly, smooth cubes of pork blood and whole soft-boiled quail eggs. Look out for excellent noodle soups, too.
The downside: The pandemic has been a brutal challenge for Sapp Sapp, which sits in Irving’s small, very quiet downtown. In the spring, owner Xay Senephoumy told the Observer that sales were down as much as 90%.
Fun fact: Call ahead to arrange a garlic-marinated tomahawk rib-eye, a popular meal for visiting UFC fighters. The steaks are available only by reservation.
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Meet the Lao Family Bringing Home Cooking to Irving at Sapp Sapp Lao and Thai Kitchen
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4 a.m. by Brian Reinhart
Mother-son duo Boonmie Phennara and Xay Senephoumy are bringing their family recipes to diners in downtown Irving, including noodle soups, whole fish, Hawaiian loco moco and a bowl of pho topped with a beef rib.