#2: Dine at Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year – Lang Baan

Lang Baan has been on our to-eat-at list for a loooong time. I mean, it was named Restaurant of the Year in 2014! Reservations are very hard to come by, and we had mostly given up.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Here’s the full list. It’s also part of our Eat the World challenge.

But then Becky got a text message from a friend, who had a friend who couldn’t make her reservation. It took her about 3 seconds to recover from shock and say we’d take it. So it is thanks to that friend-of-a-friend and Becky’s dad (who graciously agreed to last-minute childcare) that we were able to make this happen.

This is some of the best thai food you’ll ever eat this side of Thailand (if you can get a reservation). There were 12 courses, and unfortunately for you, dear reader, we completely forgot that we were supposed to take photos. We were so engaged in putting these amazing things in our mouths that we forgot about the entire rest of the world for a while.

We should also mention that Langbaan is kind of hidden. You actually go in the front door of another restaurant, then the host guides you back behind the bar, down a hall, pulls a meat grinder to open a bookcase door, and there is where you will eat. All of this sounds silly, but it contributes to a really unique experience, which is what we’re all about.

Super highly recommended. It’s spendy, and you have to plan ahead, but totally worth it.

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