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Lao food turns out to be surprisingly: healthy. Rather than imprinting an unforgettable gastronomic experience (i.e. a tom yum that puts you on fire from A to Z) , this friendly cuisine leaves an impression that lingers in your memory for longer than you’d imagine.

Read on to discover the 5 Food Experiences to Try at Laos.

 

1. Breakfast: Nosh along Mekong river (Luang Prabang)

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Opposite the sleepy river bank where guesthouses mushroomed, sprawl rows of café-like restaurants idling under shades of big white umbrellas. The river might look like teh tarik, but rest assured it doesn’t stink.

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{With a peaceful view like that by your side, waiting for food becomes part of the beauty}

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{Our bakery café pick-of-the-day}

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{Hearty breakfast, served!}

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{MUST TRY: Fried Mekong River Weed}

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{Homemade Lao sausages}

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{Mango sticky rice – yes, just like the one from neighbouring Thailand}

 

2. Lunch: Conquer Lao specialities in one go at Coconut Garden (Luang Prabang) 

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Perfect place to chillax by day, romantic garden by night. Both versions provide mouth-watering local dishes.

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{Imagine these colorful lanterns light up at night}

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{Drink more water Lao beer}

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{Each dish here is a MUST TRY Lao specialty. Take note of the words in bold below}

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{Dried Buffalo Meat – best accompanied with Lao beer. P.S. Be prepared for aching gums}

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{Padeck – a traditional 3 years (!) preserved fish with salt}

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{Laap – Marinated meat / poultry / fish with herbs}

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{Sticky rice}

Address:
Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang, Laos.
856 71 252 482

 

3. Tea time: Indulge in the best croissants like a French lady (Vientiane) 

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Le Banneton is a chain of bakery café available at both Vientiane and Luang Prabang, and to state the obvious; famous for their croissants. I think it’s safe to say you’ve not been to Laos if you have not eaten here; though I find the food so-so (except for the croissants).

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{Croissant The AMAZING, with juicy ham tucked with love inside}

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{The ‘average Joe’ and ‘plain Jane’}

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{Lao coffee is a must to accompany such occasion, don’t you agree?}

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Address: 
(Vientiane)
Rue Nokeokoumane BP 568 Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos.
 
(Luang Prabang)
46 Sakkhaline Road, Luang Prabang, Laos.

 

4. Dinner: Dine at the duck diner 

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Not far from Le Banneton (Vientiane) hides Lao Kitchen, where tasty duck laap are served.

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{Lao ‘Cha Yen‘}

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{Duck Laap}

 Address:
Lao Kitchen
Hengboun Rd., Baan Anou, Vientiane, Laos.

 

5. Snack: Grilled bananas, a Lao street food staple 

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{You’ll see this everywhere. P.S. Most of them contain black peppercorn-like seeds}

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Now, which is your favorite? (:

 Also discover:

Travel Luang Prabang: Top 5 Things To Do At Luang Prabang In 1 Day

Tat Bat: Monk’s Possession

 

4 comments on “Laos Food Guide

  1. eric

    hi,我是eric,为什么现在看不了你flickr的新照片了?以前的还可以看见,就是新的看不了的?

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