By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 20, 2020 at 11:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

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 Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.