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A new eating establishment called Lan Xang just opened off of Kerry Forest in NE Tallahassee which I wanted to give a try.  My buddy Mike from work had discovered it last week and came back to the office with carry-out.  He had gotten a Red Curry dish which he let me sample.  It had a nice smooth taste, yet spicy.  It was a good spicy taste too in that it did not linger in your mouth too long and leave a burning sensation.   I knew I needed to try more.

So, the following Friday, Mike and I were off to try their dine-in service.  The menu indicated Lan Xang was formerly Sushilicous.  (I hate to admit it, but I had never been to Sushilicous.)  The menu offered a wide variety of fare, and there was a separate menu for Specialty Rolls.  The owner told us the fresh fish for the Specialty Rolls was delivered weekly from ITN.  Mike ordered some Specialty Rolls, but I decided to try an appetizer instead.  I have a weak spot for Krab Ragoon, so had to try them.  The Specialty Rolls were brought out before my appetizer.  Mike had just about finish the rolls when my appetizer arrived.  I was surprised, in a good way, to find the Krab Ragoon were folded in a different manner and somewhat flat.  I have never been served Krab Ragoon in this shape before and have to say I liked the variety.  The filling included a hint of spinach. 

For my entrée I ordered the A3 Specialty with chicken.  The dish was described in the menu as lightly breaded meat sautéed with vegetables and sweet & sour sauce.  Do not let the word “breaded” scare you.  It was very lightly breaded, if at all, which made the dish even more appealing to me.   When the dish was brought to the table , the aroma itself was mouth-watering.  The dish came with a side of Jasmine rice.  The dish contained nice pieces of chicken with fresh vegetables.  The vegetables were not over cook and the sweet and sour sauce was nice and light, unlike the over thickened sauces one usually gets when ordering a sweet and sour dish.  My only real complaint with the entrée was they brought out my buddy’s entrée first and I had to tell him to start so his food would not get cold while I waited.  The service was very friendly and I will give them the benefit of the doubt with regard to the timing of the food service since they have just opened.  Overall, I plan on going back.  Do not forget they also do carry-out!

 What’s Cooking Tallahassee’s Rating:
Atmosphere: B
Taste: A
Presentation: B
Service: B
Cleanliness: A
Price: $

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