November 29, 2010

Champa Sampler

At Champa Garden in Oakland, CA you can get such a mix of tastes and textures that your mouth might fall off. The Champa Sampler is fried rice ball salad (fried rice with preserved pork), lao sausage, fried spring roll, noodles, and a sauce that sings the high notes like the Chi-Lites. According to my buddy Matt Clark, you are supposed to put everything (all of the previously listed delites) at once into the fresh lettuce. Add the fresh cilantro and mint too.

The Champa Sampler is:
Too Good to be Forgotten
- The Chi-Lites, The Chi-Lites (1972)

Oo Baby, What You Do to Me - Vivian Reed, Brown Sugar (1976)