Tamarind soup at Thai Lao

A tangy tamarind broth, thickened slightly with the fruit’s pulp, bathes fish filets and crunchy cabbage for an uncommon sweet and sour soup. Lots of veggies and a touch of lemongrass and kaffir make this restorative bowl hard to tear away from until you’ve finished the last drop.

563 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, 674-2262, thailaorestauranthi.com. $11.95