Day: September 27, 2010

New eatery offers homemade Asian fare at a nice price

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A new Asian takeout restaurant offers a variety of homemade sauces and more at their location behind the 76 station in north Keizer. [MAP: 1] The owner is Pk Yi, who moved with his family from Cambodia when he was a child, arriving in Springfield and graduating high school in Alaska. His wife, Morkath Hach, is the inspiration behind the food. She had worked in the restaurant industry in Cambodia, so it seemed a natural fit to open their own business here in Keizer. One of the restaurant’s specialties is its barbecue pork bao, a variation on the traditional bao. It’s a steamed roll with a barbecued pork filling. “The egg rolls we make ourselves,” Yi added. “A lot of other restaurants buy those from vendors.” The menu also has Pad thai with chicken, beef or shrimp. Other options include a variety of fried or steamed rice dishes. The steamed rice is available with pineapple chicken, spicy Penang chicken, basil chicken, beef or chicken with a spicy lemongrass flavor, flaming wok chicken and veggie stir fry, available with chicken, beef or pork. Other house-made specialties include the teriyaki pork over rice, which includes a sweet and sour sauce made at the restaurant. Their peanut sauce is homemade. Yi said favorites so far among customers are the chow mein and the beef pad thai. Plus,...

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