If you missed the opportunity to try SapSap’s delicious Lao creations at their pop-up at the Crossroads Collective in March, there’s good news on the horizon.
On Sunday, May 24, SapSap will be hosting a one-day-only "Floating Market" pop-up at Lucky Ginger, 221 N. Water St. (Please note that Lucky Ginger will not be open for their regular carry-out service. See their Facebook post for details).
The pop-up, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. will feature a small menu of Lao dishes for curbside pick-up. Options include Issan-style grilled chicken with sticky rice and jeow som hot sauce ($13); khao piak, ginger and chicken congee with fried garlic, shallots and roasted chilies ($7) and Mama’s eggrolls filled with chicken, vermicelli and potatoes and served with roasted peanut and cucumber sauce ($1.50 each; six for $8; or a dozen for $15).
Guests can also order SapSap’s popular fried chicken and bacon banh mi (pictured above), featuring crisp fried chicken (battered with Korean-style rice flour and tapioca starch), smoky bacon, sweet and zippy jeow som mayonnaise and crisp jeow som infused pickles and vegetables (including daikon, carrots and jalapenos) for $12.
Their SapSap jeow som hot sauce will also be available for purchase by the bottle for $6 or as a side sauce for $1.
Orders for the pop-up can be placed online on the SapSap Facebook page beginning May 24 (just click the blue "Shop Now" button at the top of the page). When you arrive for pick-up, give them a call and they will bring your order out to your car.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
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