As I mentioned in the introduction, Champasak is a fairly sleepy little town and eating options are somewhat limited. I noticed that a lot of the local "noodle soup" type places were shutting up shop by about 1900 and there seemed to be few other options except the guesthouses. On the principle that it would be less far to travel home, I decided to eat at the guesthouse I was staying at and it proved to be a reasonable decision. The communal area where the food is served is pleasant with decent river views on the wooden decking perched over the riverbank. The only slight drawback is the massed ranks of insectdom that congregate round the lights, but I suppose the restaurant can't be blamed for that.
I wasn't actually very hungry and felt like something a bit Western so I decided on a bit of "fusion" food. I opted for the deep fried pork, which is a Lao favourite, accompanied by the international staple chips (French fries). I know this doesn't sound like the healthiest of options, both dishes being deep-fried but they duly appeared extremely crisp and dry, and both very tasty.
I should point out a couple of things here. First, there is no "waiter" in attendance, you go to the front of the place and order and they then bring it to you, and secondly, eat early as I think they stop cooking around 2100.
I know it is difficult to judge a restaurant on the basis of one very simple meal like this but the food was tasty, served pretty quickly by Lao standards in a pleasant setting and naturally ridiculously cheap so it has to get a big thumbs up on the basis of that.
The deep fried pork and chips as described above.
View from Vong Pasued guesthouse restaurant, Champasak, Lao.
A restaurant in Guesthouse where give you a wonderful scenery of Mae Khong River. It opens all the day and offers Breakfast to Dinner dishes in Laos style, Thai style and western style. The price is ok.