not only acceptable but a Laotian tradition to forgo
a spoon and eat the dessert with one's fingers.
Bahn Thai serves lunch and dinner Monday through
Saturday and is closed Sunday. The lunch menu is a
scaled-down version of the dinner menu. Many items
are naturally gluten free, and gluten-free soy sauce
is available on request. Beer and wine are served.
These days, most of the extended Philavane family lives
in the Charlotte area. Niece Emily Douangmichit, who has
worked at the restaurant since it opened, is the assistant
manager. Some in-laws staff the kitchen and dining room.
As newcomers join the neighbors and regular
customers who frequent this busy spot, they all enjoy the
warmth of home that has traveled from half a world away
to Bahn Thai.
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Noon to 9:30 p.m.
12206 Copper Way, Suite 122
Charlotte, N.C. 28277
Amhay Philavane (left) depends on her niece, Emily Douangmichit,
to help run the restaurant.
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Mango with sweet rice
is a rich dessert treat.
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