" 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
Bánh Mì Xìu Mại
A "Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich" with homemade juicy and tender pork meatballs simmered in a Vietnamese style tomato sauce, topped with cilantro, carrots, green onions, and jalapeños, and served in a French demi baguette with butter spread, and a side of prawn chips. (Vegan Version Available with Tofu, Vegan Butter Spread, and Rice Paper Chips)
Laab Nahm Thok
Succulent, decadent, and tender brisket sliced and marinated with oyster sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar; cooked, and tossed with our tamarind based Laab dressing; mixed with lime juice, ground roasted rice, chili flakes, cilantro, onions, green onions; served with a side of khao new-traditional sticky rice (regular white jasmine rice also available).
"Lao Style Crispy Fried Rice" with shallots, green onions, and mixed with a pickled Lao sausage (non-sausage/vegan version available as well), freshly squeezed lime juice, and chopped cilantro; eaten like a lettuce wrap.
Luang Prabang Khao Soi (GFR)
Traditional noodle soup from Northern Lao. Hand cut rice noodles in a clean bone based broth. Topped with a Bolognese made of minced pork, tomatoes, fermented soybean, garlic, and fresh chili peppers. Garnished with cilantro and green onions. Served with a side of bean sprouts, basil leaves, mint leaves, lime wedges, and Kiep Moo (Lao Pork Crackling) (Vegan Version available as well; Gluten Free upon Request will mean a different noodle).
Khao Thom Moo Sahm Sun
(Sticky Rice and Pork Belly steamed in Banana Leaf). Think Lao Tamales!! A perfectly hearty and savory snack made of sticky rice, mung bean, coconut milk, and pork belly, seasoned with salt and black pepper, steamed in a banana leaf for aromatics and added flavor.
Pad Thai-Rito (GFR)
A full order of our delicious Pad Thai, with your choice of protein, topped with cilantro, green onions, and freshly roasted peanuts, and then wrapped into a large spring roll rice paper wrapper. Served with a side of our creamy peanut-coconut dipping sauce.
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.
Ba Mee Tom Yum
Born from Thai street fare. Our wonderfully flavorful Tom Yum soup, served with either regular yellow egg noodles or crispy yellow egg noodles; your choice of chicken, seafood, pork or vegetarian version (tofu, nappa cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli). Served with an optional egg yolk on top of the broth, with cilantro and green onions; accompanied by lime wedges.
Gai (Chicken) or Pa (Fish) marinated in lemongrass, coconut milk, basil leaves, Makrut lime leaves, glass noodles, and fresh Thai bird's eye chilies; wrapped in a banana leaf and then steamed. Served with sticky rice.
"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.
Thai style pork jerky, seasoned, sweetened, and dehydrated, and then lightly fried before serving. Served with a side choice of Jeow (Lao Salsa) Bong (Galangal based, and extremely spicy) or Mak Len (Roasted Tomato based, mild-medium spice), garnished with cilantro, and served with a side of sticky rice.
Tom Khem (Lao Pork Belly Stew) (GF)
Traditional Lao Pork Belly, tenderly caramelized and braised in a stew of sweetened soy sauce, star anise, garlic, galangal, black pepper, with a hard-boiled egg. Topped with cilantro, and served with a side of white Jasmine rice.
Bánh Cuôn Rice Rolls (GF)
Vietnamese pan-steamed rice rolls filled with ground pork, mushrooms, and scallions, topped with fried shallots, cilantro; with a side of the sweet & tangy house vinaigrette on the side.
Jeow Mak Len (GF)
A traditional Lao salsa/dipping sauce made from roasted tomatoes, garlic, fresh Thai chili peppers. Eaten with sticky rice.
Sticky Rice (GF)
A side of sticky rice (Thai medium to long grain sweet rice), steamed in a bamboo steamer.
Jeow Bong (GF)
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. Vegan version available as well.
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), Makrut leaves (leaves of the lime tree), mushrooms, and onions. Choice of chicken, shrimp, calamari, tofu, or mixed veggies.
Traditional Lao Salads
Tum Mak Houng (Lao Papaya Salad) (Vegan Version Available) (GF)
Shredded green papaya, long green beans, and tomatoes; tossed in a mortar with a pestle in a light Lao spicy-tangy house dressing; served with rice vermicelli noodles, and shredded lettuce. Spiciness is adjustable on a "per pepper scale."
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.
Vietnamese rice vermicelli noodle 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 broccoli, 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.
Freshly fried crispy yellow egg noodles, topped with mixed vegetables stir-fried in the thicker house garlic sauce; served with a choice of just vegetables, tofu, chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp
Just Veggies / Tofu / Chicken / Beef / Pork$15.00
Khao Thom Mak Gkuay (GF)
Traditional Lao Breakfast/Brunch Dessert of: Sticky Rice, Lady Finger Banana, Coconut Milk, and Shredded Coconut steamed in a banana leaf. Served 2 to an order.
Sticky Rice Mango (Or with Durian) (GF)
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, 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.
Basil's Coconut Infused Water
16oz of Basil Café's infamous water infused with coconut essence.
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.