By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 07, 2015 at 12:17 PM

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

Bamboo, a restaurant serving up dishes from Thailand and Laos, is now open at 3427 W. National Ave. in the former home of Mr. Sebass Peruvian restaurant.

Co-owner, Santana Tenhover, who owns the restaurant with her husband Andy, is a native of Laos who has more than 10 years in the service industry. She is behind the dishes at the restaurant, which are made from scratch, including fresh noodles.

The menu includes items like kang gao Lao (Laos beef soup), kow paik (chicken soup with udon noodles), kang nor mai (bamboo shoot soup), kow poon (coconut based noodle soup) and pho, along with papaya salad, stir fried beef, Thai style curries and pad Thai. Appetizers, including egg rolls and crab rangoon, are also available. Entrees average $10-12, with appetizers at $6 or less. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Bamboo is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Carry-out is also available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.