I’ve been sitting on this little jem way too long: TERIYAKI Restaurant off Stony Point Road.
The Laotian, Thai, Korean and Japanese-inspired menu is a bit dizzying to read, featuring everything from Pho and Mongolian Beef to peanut chicken and Yaktori. But the hand-lettered signs, kids working behind the counter and take-out line most nights belies the fact that there’s some tasty cooking happening here.
My favorite, however, are take-home packs of fried beef and pork jerky. Covered with a sweet oyster sauce, these leathery strips of goodness are addictive as heck, and only $5 for enough to last you a week.
The restaurant also serves several Laotian specialties including sticky rice and homemade chicken noodle soup with cooked pork blood available on request. Er. Yeah.
Let’s keep this one a secret, shall we?
Teriyaki Restaurant, 473 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, 707.578.0416. Open M-F from 10am to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 7pm. Closed Sunday.