Braddon’s Lonsdale Street is about to be introduced to a traditional Asian dining experience unlike anything else on the Canberra hospitality scene.

Zaab Lao-Thai Street Food is redefining traditional Lao and Thai flavours into an authentic menu – open to the public early October.

The name Zaab – pronounced ‘sap’- in Lao translates to ‘delicious food’ and in Thai means ‘intense flavours’- two phrases that sum up the delectable experience that Zaab will bring to the Canberra hospitality scene.

Owner Becky Khanthavongsa and manager Ricky Liau have both worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years, including Melbourne.

Their traditional menu will be heavily influenced by Becky’s father, and head chef of Zaab, who will be sharing his authentic family recipes with Lonsdale Street.

“Zaab is a culmination of the intense and delicious flavours of both Lao and Thai. With food being at the heart of the culture, Zaab grasps the concept of authentic food with a unique twist,” Becky says.

“Using raw materials to give it heart, Zaab captures and recreates the street style in which food is authentically presented at its origin in a fun upbeat

So whether you prefer sweet to salty or spicy over sour, your taste buds be will delighted and senses filled with good conversation and togetherness at Zaab Lao-Thai Street Food.


Zaab Lao-Thai Street Food
Unit 2, 9 Lonsdale Street
Braddon, ACT 2612
Open to public early October 2016