Tag: Thai

Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

After 30 years of running the Thai restaurant Old Weang Ping, a locals’ favorite in East Oakland, owners Pat and Jook Sawanwatana are finally retiring. Does this mean the end of Old Weang Ping Village as we know it? Certainly not.

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Hawker Fare

Hawker Fare

| June 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s Hawker Fare offers a simple Southeastern Asian-inspired street food menu of starters, rice bowls and desserts made with organic, sustainable and local ingredients when possible.

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Manivanh: Larb is Real

Manivanh: Larb is Real

| August 25, 2009 | 4 Comments

For five years now, Manivanh, a smallish place on 24th Street near Hampshire, has been one of my very favorite neighborhood restaurants in town. It’s a completely unremarkable-looking Thai joint unceremoniously dumped at the grimiest edge of the Mission District, out of step with the strip’s bevy of taquerias, hair salons, and, more recently, art galleries and hipster donut stands.

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