Saint Paul’s Asian Deli
Located on Western Ave in Saint Paul, Asian Deli is small neighborhood eatery with very little flash but solid cuisine. Their food choices span the Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese and Thai nations, but more importantly they keep their prices low. I ordered my favorite Thai dish, papaya salad with sticky rice and picked up a package of their house-made beef jerky. The papaya salad was fresh, crisp and spicy. I plan to visit again to try their Kao Poon, a spicy Laotian soup with a red curry-coconut milk and includes rice vermicelli noodles, meat and vegetables.