" GF " Denotes that the dish is Gluten Free. " GFR " Denotes that the dish can be made Gluten Free. However, Basil Café is NOT a certified Gluten-Free Facility. Please use caution for severe allergies. The majority of dishes can be made Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free; please notify us when placing your order of this or any other dietary restrictions/allergens. We also stay authentic to spice levels; however spice levels for most dishes can be adjusted to meet your palate.
Basil Café Specials
Traditional Lao Entrées
"Lao Style Crispy Fried Rice" with shallots, green onions, and mixed with a pickled Lao sausage (non-sausage version available as well), freshly squeezed lime juice, and chopped cilantro; eaten like a lettuce wrap.
Homemade "Lao Pork Sausage" stuffed with thick cut ground pork, shallots, lemongrass and fresh Thai chilies. Lightly fried and served with sticky rice, and "Jeow Mak Len," a Lao style salsa/dipping sauce.
"Lao Heavenly Sweet Beef Jerky." Thinly sliced beef, covered in sesame seeds, dried and then lightly fried for a crispy outside texture. Served with "Jeow Mak Len," a Lao style salsa/dipping sauce, and sticky rice.
Sticky Rice (GF)
A side of sticky rice (Thai medium to long grain sweet rice), steamed in a bamboo steamer.
Jeow Mak Len (GF)
A traditional Lao salsa/dipping sauce made from roasted tomatoes, garlic, fresh Thai chili peppers. Eaten with sticky rice.
A traditional Lao salsa/dipping sauce made from Galangal, fresh Thai chili peppers. Eaten with sticky rice.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls (GFR)
Rice vermicelli noodles, with chopped lettuce, carrots, mint, basil, bean sprouts, and a chive stem, freshly wrapped in a translucent rice paper. A choice of shrimp, chicken, tofu, or veggie. Served with a side of the house Hoisin-Peanut Sauce (contains gluten). Sweet Vinaigrette can be substituted for Gluten Intolerance. Add Avocado for an extra dollar!
Just Veggies / Tofu / Shrimp / Chicken$8.00
An order of 4. Filled with freshly ground chicken breast, glass noodles, cabbage, carrots, & onions. Wrapped in a thin egg roll style wrapper (Non-Gluten Free). Served with a side of the house sweet and sour sauce.
Veggie Egg Rolls
An order of 4. Filled with glass noodles, cabbage, carrots, & onions. Wrapped in a thin egg roll style wrapper (Non-Gluten Free). Served with a side of the house sweet and sour sauce.
An order of 6. Dumpling wrappers (Non-Gluten Free) filled with seasoned cream cheese, crab meat, and scallions, deep fried, and served with a side of the house sweet and sour sauce.
Lightly breaded and deep-fried fresh calamari; served with a side of sweet chili sauce.
An order of 6 wings/drummettes, marinated in the house lemongrass-garlic seasoning, lightly breaded and deep-fried; served with a side of sweet chili sauce.
Two quails, halved (four pieces total), marinated in the house lemongrass-garlic seasoning and deep-fried; served with a side of sweet chili sauce.
Bánh Xéo (Vietnamese Crepe) (GF)
Savory Vietnamese Crepe filled with fresh shrimp, pork, scallions, & bean sprouts; served with a side of lettuce, mint, cilantro, basil, the house carrot-daikon relish, and the house sweet & tangy vinaigrette.
Smaller (non-entree sized cups and bowls) of the house soups
Tom Yum Soup (GF)
Slightly spicy & tangy tamarind based broth with lemongrass, galangal (SE Asian blue-rooted ginger), kaffir leaves (leaves of the lime tree), mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and onions. Choice of chicken, shrimp, calamari, tofu, or mixed veggies.
Traditional Lao, Thai, & Vietnamese Salads
Tum Mak Houng (Lao Papaya Salad) (Vegan Version Available) (GF)
Shredded green papaya, long green beans, and cherry tomatoes; tossed in a mortar with a pestle in a light Lao spicy-tangy house dressing; served with rice vermicelli noodles, and cabbage. Spiciness is adjustable.
Lao Laab Salad (GF)
Choice of minced beef, chicken, or tofu mixed with chopped mint and basil, ground roasted rice, ground chili pepper, lime juice, in a traditional savory, slightly spicy and tangy light dressing. Served with a side of lettuce, cucumber, mint, and basil. Spiciness is adjustable.
Rice vermicelli noodles salad.
Rice vermicelli noodles (served room temperature) topped with freshly shredded lettuce, carrots, chopped mint and basil, cucumbers, bean sprouts and roasted peanuts. Served with a choice of grilled chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, or tofu and a side of the house carrot-daikon relish and the house sweetened vinaigrette. Crispy egg rolls added to dish for two more dollars. (Only the tofu and shrimp can be made Gluten Free)
Chicken or Tofu$13.00
Addition of Egg Rolls +$2.00
Entrée sized bowls of noodle soups.
Traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup, slow boiled over hours, daily, before served. Comes with the requisite side of bean sprouts, basil leaves, jalapeño peppers, lime wedge, Sriracha sauce, and hoisin sauce (Non-GF). Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Seafood (fresh shrimp and fresh calamari). Beef and Seafood versions come with meatballs (Non-GF).
Seafood Combo + 1 meats add$5.00
Seafood Combo + 2 meats add$6.00
Each additional meat choice add$1.00
Vegan Phó (GFR)
100% Vegan based Phó broth (traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup) made fresh with fresh vegetables and slow boiled before serving. Served with Chinese broccoli (Kai-lan), mushrooms, and tofu; with the requisite side of bean sprouts, basil leaves, jalapeños, lime wedge, Sriracha sauce, and hoisin sauce (Non-GF).
Kow Boon (Chicken Curry Rice Noodle Soup) (GF)
Traditional Lao rice vermicelli noodle curry soup. Fall off the bone shredded style chicken breast in a slightly spicy coconut curry broth; topped with bamboo shoots, mint, and cilantro. Served additionally with bean sprouts, cilantro, mint leaves, and a lime wedge.
Entrée Dishes that are favorites of the house, all served with a side of rice.
Spicy Basil (GF)
Four spicy Thai chili peppers sautéed with Thai basil, kaffir leaves, and onions, in the house's spicy-garlic chili sauce. Choice of chicken, beef, pork, prawns, mussels (in the half shell), squid, fish (catfish), or seafood combination (prawns, mussels, and squid; no fish). (Fish is not GF). Spiciness level is adjustable.
Mixed Veggies / Tofu / Chicken/Beef/Pork$15.00
Spicy Lemongrass (GF)
Four spicy Thai chili peppers sautéed with lemongrass, kaffir leaves, onions, and bell peppers in the house's spicy-garlic chili sauce. Choice of chicken, beef, pork, prawns, mussels (in the half shell), squid, fish (catfish), or seafood combination (prawns, mussels, and squid; no fish). (Fish is not GF)
Mixed Veggies / Tofu / Chicken/Beef/Pork$15.00
Basil's Signature Tilapia
Two tilapia filets, lightly breaded and fried; topped with a choice of one of Basil's signature sauces: Red Curry, Spicy Basil, or Spicy Lemongrass.
Salt & Pepper
Lightly breaded and fried squid, stir-fried with garlic, onions, jalapeños.
Red OR Green Curry (GF)
Sautéed chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp with bamboo shoots, long green beans, Lao eggplant, onions & basil in a red (red chili pepper) or green (green chili pepper) chili coconut curry sauce
Choice of Chicken Thigh or Pork Chop in a lemongrass, garlic, house marinade; served with coconut infused jasmine rice, fried egg (over-easy), cucumber, tomato, carrot-daikon relish, and a sweet and tangy house vinaigrette.
Stir Fried Noodles
Flash charred, stir-fried noodles.
Pad Thai (GFR)
Stir-fried thin rice noodles in the house tamarind sauce, with eggs, bean sprouts, chives, and roasted peanuts; with a choice of mixed vegetables, tofu, chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.
Short-grained, glutinous, sticky rice, in a sweetened coconut sauce, topped with fresh cut mangos and topped with a sweet and salty coconut drizzle.
Kanom Krok (Coconut Rice Hot Cakes) (GF)
Traditional Thai street fare, brownie bite sized, rice flour batter with coconut cream, and scallions, pan seared cakes. Drizzled with the house sweet & salty coconut cream sauce.
Fried Banana (With or without Nutella)
Bananas wrapped in egg roll wrappers (Non-Gluten Free), deep fried, and topped with the house sweet and salty coconut cream and freshly roasted and ground sesame seeds.
Chinese fried breadstick, topped with the house coconut drizzle and toasted sesame seeds.
Specialty Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Fresh fruit (non-powdered and freshly made) traditional creamy Vietnamese smoothies. Flavors: Strawberry, Mango, Avocado, Jack Fruit, Durian, Lychee, Pineapple, Kiwi, Coconut, Thai Coffee, Thai Tea, Mint, Nutella)
Vietnamese Coffee (Hot or Cold)
Traditional slow dripped, mini-French press style, coffee. Dripped over sweetened condensed milk.
Fresh Sweet Young Coconut
Fresh sweet young coconut in the shell. We chop the top off for you to enjoy the delicious and sweet young coconut juice and the tender meat of the coconut as well.
Thai Iced Coffee
Traditional Olieng style iced Thai Coffee with cream.
Thai Iced Tea (with cream or lime)
Traditional black (turns an orange hue) Thai, sweetened, iced tea. Traditionally served with cream, but can also be served with freshly squeezed lime juice.
We try our hardest to accommodate you as best as we possibly can. We thank you for your patronage and truly hope you enjoy your experience with us! Unreasonable requests, substitutions, or modifications may be politely declined, or additional charges may be added.
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disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.