Previously a dilapidated shopping center with about as much customer traffic as the Salton Sea, this entire shopping center has been redeveloped, mainly consisting of a few major corporate tenants, all centered around a food hall featuring small business owners. The collection is impressive, with it being a nice convenient bang bang potential within the food hall and surrounding area.
I did a triple bang, although it would have been a bang^4 or bang^5 had the crowds not been so long and Banh Xeo Boyz was not open.
Kra-Z-Kai’s Laotian BBQ has a mix BBQ plate feature most of their meats, but like others on this board have reported from their Corona location, the house BBQ sausage is fantastic. We had it over white rice, and ya’ll know my affinity for animal fats over rice. Dunk each meat in their BBQ sauce which is citrusy with a nice fish sauce funk, it is so good. For those not willing to venture into Corona, Stanton is much closer and the flavor is the same.
Steel Pan Pizza was not too crowded, so we got a pepperoni and a veggie, both were really good and not greasy. They come piping hot out of the oven and the bottom is crispy with a nice buttery flavor. Definitely a nice Detroit style pizza with high quality ingredients. The pepperoni had a nice spicy salty flavor. Definitely make this part of your bang. Goes great with beer from Bearded Tang Brewery nearby.
My First Kiss was on the cards from dessert because of the offerings. Grabbed a ube banana pudding, turon banana pudding, and an ube cheesecake. The turon banana pudding was exactly how it sounds, very nice twisted on the classic Southern dish. The fried eggroll wrapper makes it.
There were other places to try, but we were deterred by line lines or they were not open such as Banh Xeo Boyz. Shootz sounded interesting with their kimchi katsu and mac salad sandwich, just too long of a line so we passed for another day to try it. They also have an In n Out in the shopping center.
Nice addition to the neighborhood and a very good use of this real estate. I could definitely see myself coming here often.
Rodeo 39 Public Market
12885 Beach Blvd
Stanton, CA 90680