There are many small shops on the main (and only :) street and additionally you can find mobile shops and shop tables. Fruits, water and for some peculiar reason CHIPS are sold almost in every shops. Chips must be one of the newest item in these markets. On the other hand Laos (persons living in Laos, singular Lao) are so small and thin that chips can't spoil and fat em.
Look at the building. The country is poor but they are building houses of TEAK. In Finland you can find some thin batten (10mm*46mm) of teak and the price is 12e/meter. Normal clapboard material prices are (18mm*120mm) about 1,70 per meter!
If you are lucky you can check how the cows are cut up and sold by local way. Of course we have to remember that all our cows are handled on the same way, but probably we have forgotten the basis. If you buy some meat from Prisma or Tesco those are always so hygienically packed and you never see what has happened earlier.
There was a head on the table, but is it in the picture?
What to buy: Vegetable and boiled or fried food. Only!
What to pay: Prices are very reasonable
As you can see, the interior is smoky and primitive, but the taste and smell are good. Prices are reasonable and service is smiley and warm.