THE JOINT EXPERIENCE
Ly’s has a striking similarity to some other joints I frequent: it isn’t packed. I am shocked every time I go to place that has killer food and it is 2/3rds empty. The first time I went to Pollo Sinaloa, we were the only ones there. Same thing at Sushi House and Indian Oven. Ichiban is packed ALL THE TIME. Coyote Bluff is too. But Ly’s seldom has more than 10 patrons in there, but those ten are in for a treat.
Two things to remember at Ly’s: don’t miss the Beef Jerky and Sticky Rice and don’t miss the Lao Pork Sausage. They are both part of a balanced breakfast. Anything you order after that will just round out the experience. I have not had everything on their menu, but everything I have had is Top Notch. The Lad Na is amazing with little crispy bit of mystery. I have no idea what it is and I don’t care. It’s delicious. The chicken wings and the Pad-C-U are fabulous. The Mee Ka Tee is amazingly smooth and mild. I prefer it at Ichiban, but Ly’s is right up there with a more subtle flavor. Their menu includes a Thai-Chinese section with Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, Cashew Chicken and Beef Broccoli, so don’t be afraid to take less adventurous buddies. Pro-Tip: when getting the Beef Jerky and Sticky Rice, ask for both sauces. The tomato sauce usually accompanying it is delightful, but the spicy choice only offered by special request is a tasty option.
Eastridge is becoming a destination for anyone wanting to go explore authentic Asian food in Amarillo. Within one block of Ly's, there are no fewer than 6 restaurants vying for your attention. Embrace the adventure. Who knows, you might find the "Best" joint in town.