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Chef Lam Harb on Introducing Lao Food to Windsor Canada

The aroma hits you as soon as you step in the door — savory meats and veggies sizzling on an open grill. With just a few tables, the owners call this a casual take-out restaurant; but, House of Pad Thai continues to draw you in with its friendly, relaxed vibe. This isn’t Windsor’s first Thai restaurant, but, it is the restaurant blazing new trails as the only place in town to serve Lao cuisine to the masses. It wasn’t long ago that Windsor, Ontario was nothing more than one of Canada’s least desirable cities. In recent years, the city has undergone a quiet transformation, much like neighboring Detroit. Chefs and artists have revived the once down and out Detroit into a mecca for food lovers; and across the border, Canadians have been following suit. Among them are Chefs Lam and Justin Harb, who opened House of Pad Thai in mid-2015. Justin and Lam are a husband and wife team. The pair connected while working at Simply Thai, her family’s restaurant. After many years there, the …