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Tonight we tried Holy Basil, a newish Laos restaurant at the top of Canley Heights. It’s probably one of the more glamorously designed restaurants in the area. Lots of gorgeous golden statues, trendy minmal wooden furniture, incredibly impressive wall of mortar and pestles!

_holy basil

I’d rate some dishes as excellent: som tum salad above and beef curry below, the curry rates a special mention because the sauce is mild but flavoursomely sweet and the beef literally melts in your mouth.

_masaman curry

The Laos sausage and accompanying sauce didn’t have enough flavour for me. While the duck larb had even less taste, although visually impressive(both shown below).

_lao sausage

_duck larb

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