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    street stalls: baguettes are filling

    by davidjo Written Apr 8, 2012

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    Many stalls are scattered around selling baguettes with a filling of your choice and cost a little over a dollar or you can buy a plain baguette at the market stalls or at the local bus station and supply your own filling

    TASTY WHEN FRESHLY BAKED
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    Scandenavian Bakery: Great Coffee, Snacks & Meals

    by Mikebb Updated Dec 28, 2011

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    We stumbled upon this Bakery/ Coffee/ Cafe walking the streets. I did not consider it a bakery as it is more upmarket with nice tables and chairs, evening meals, great cakes and pastries etc etc.

    It also has an upstairs section which we did not visit as we obtained a nice table on the ground floor.

    We enjoyed coffee and cake on consecutive days. Can highly recommend this establishment.

    Address: 74/1 Phangkham Rd , Vientiane

    Directions: Look for Namphou Circle - The Fountain - very close.

    Phone: +856 21 21 5199

    Website: http://scandinavianbakerylaos.com/

    Scandinavian Bakery
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  • Heuankeo Restaurant: A Hidden Gem in Vientiane...it's worth the find!

    by easytraveller66 Written Jul 5, 2011

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    The Heuankeo Restaurant is a hidden gem in Vientiane! The chef is passionate about her cooking and taking care of her customers. The food is soo...yummy, tasty and authentic!!! They serve a fair spread of local Laotion dishes along with some Thai & Chinese dishes. There is also a noodle station/bar and a desert station. All this for one low set price and all you can eat too!

    This place has been open for over 10 years and serves primarily lunch and dinner buffet style. The people are all very friendly. The restaurant is very clean and air conditioned....a very nice luxury to dine in from the heat of the day. The restrooms are also spic and span.

    We were here back in '99 and it was quite busy then but the owner tells us they mostly do large catering events and hosts parties in their restaurant. Limited English but you are able to communicate when they have English speaking customers, friends, or family who often stop by for a quick bite to eat. You don't really need to communicate though, just smile and enjoy the buffet spread!

    Favorite Dish: Larb! Laotion food is all about the Larbs and this place has all varieties of them...beef, fish, chicken, & turkey. You haven't eatin Lao food unless you've had the sticky rice and Larb.

    The fruit and desert station is refreshing after a hot day in the sun.

    Address: 077 10 HongkhaSt HongkhaTai Vientiane Cap

    Directions: In the Chanthabouly Dist off Hongkha Rd on a small lane across the new Leuxay Hotel. Just go down the lane directly across the street & make the 1st right. It's directly across from the Hunan Branch of China Chamber of Commerce on Hom#4 (Alley #4 South).

    Phone: +856-21 26 0991

    Website: http://laoyp.com/listings/la11379

    Heuankeo Restaurant Nice Authentic Lao Food Spread Pad Krapaokrob Kaiyeowma, Mixed Salad Stir Fried Vegeatables, Stir Fried Noodles, Fish Noodle Station/Bar

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    Vienkanphou Restaurant: A better Class of Restaurant in Vientiane

    by gaolei Updated Mar 19, 2011

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    This restaurant is a garden restaurant on a small side street. It has waiters dressed in uniforms, and it seems a little more up scale than some of the others. Service is good as is the food.

    Favorite Dish: I had several things here, all of them good. The Lao salad with it's chopped spices is truly great for us spice lovers. I also had fish cooked in a banana leaf, also delicious.

    Throw in a Beer Lao and you can have a great meal here. It is just a little more expensive than most.

    Address: Hom 5 Rue Francois Ngin, Vientiane, Laos

    Directions: Same street as the Ansara Hotel and one block north of the Best Western Hotel.

    Phone: 020 586 2 0330

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    Banlao Bear Garden: A Simple Restaurant with Great Local Food

    by gaolei Written Mar 19, 2011

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    The Restaurant is across the street from the Best Western hotel. It is a garden restaurant, meaning you eat outside. It doesn't look like much of a place, but these places have the best unpretentious food at reasonable prices.

    Favorite Dish: I got the Thai style green curry with chicken. The curry was a deep green and it was full of local spices, basil and apple eggplants. It was much more delicious than the Thai versions I hd in previous days. The others tended to have a lot of coconut milk, maybe too much.

    The second thing I like is the Beer Lao, delicious beer!

    Address: Francois Nginn Street, Vientiane, Laos

    Directions: Across the street from the Best Western Hotel.

    Phone: 021 21 2930

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    Top floor of Talat Sao: Cheap and where locals dine

    by stamporama Written Oct 24, 2010

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    There are many restos around the hotels and main tourist district but if you want to eat cheap (but are not so picky about you eat) which locals also patronize, then just head to the Talat Sao mall , go to the top/third floor where the fast food outlets are. You could get a big, hot bowl of noodles with broth and pork slices which is very filling and costs only 15,000 kip or about $ 1.90.

    Also available are pasta, sandwiches, fried chicken, and other exotic stuff like kidneys, intestines, liver (of what animal, I don't know!).

    Address: Talat Sao, corner of Lane Xang & Khu Vieng Sts.

    Talat Sao mall Cafeteria-style fast food
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    Alexia Tex-Mex: Hey Gringo

    by tigertribal Updated Oct 1, 2010

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    Everytime we go on holiday, one of the first things I Google is to see if the cities or towns have a Mexican restaurant, as we love Mexican food. I think the only country that did not have any Mexican restaurants was Burma.

    Alexia did a fair attempt at it. The usual nachos, chilli con carne & chimichangas, all ok.

    The young waiter did a good job as he appeared to take orders, serve food, work behind the bar & clean up, all with a big smile.

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    Khop Chai Deu: Lao for Thank You Very Much

    by tigertribal Updated Oct 1, 2010

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    Tried the 'Laos Discovery Set' which takes you through various courses of typical Lao dishes (fish hot & sour soup, papaya salad, laap, sticky rice etc) including a glass of Lao Lao (rocket fuel).

    Also offers other Asian food along with steaks, burgers etc.

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    Nang Khambang Lao Food Restaurant: Great Lao cusine

    by Richard.GVA Written Jun 16, 2010

    Lao food is very tasty, provided it is done with the right ingredients. This relatively modest resto has been recommended to us by the taxi driver, and he definitely gave us a good tip. I had Lao Fish Salad at at LAP 40'000 (superb), Yom Yoh at 50'000 and Stir-fried Vermicelli at 30'000. A pity that we could not manage more.

    Address: 97/2 Khounboulom Rd, Ban Watchanhh Unit 7

    Directions: Central Vientiane, just off the Mekong promenade road.

    Phone: 217198

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    Taj Mahal: Watery curry but OK naan

    by Willettsworld Written Apr 25, 2010

    This small, simple Indian restaurant is located just south of the National Culture Hall and has Indian food at good prices. It's meant to be the best Indian in Vientiane, according to Lonely Planet but the sauce wasn't like an Indian curry sauce and was way too runny and not thick but the naan bread and poppadums were fine.

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    Joma Bakery/Cafe: Excellent cakes!

    by Willettsworld Written Apr 25, 2010

    There's another Joma Bakery in Luang Prabang, which I also went to, and I came here for lunch and had a slice of apple crumble, which evoked my taste buds from home, and a banana milkshake for 30,000 kip. Their extensive menu covers everything from breakfast to dessert and you could eat every meal here and not be disappointed. Portions are generous and many dishes are accompanied by a hearty salad. Dessert is sublime and highly recommended.

    Address: Setthatilath Rd

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    Full Moon: contemporary design, soft seating and good music

    by Willettsworld Written Apr 25, 2010

    This is a very popular restaurant that's located in the centre of the city in one of the streets that leads away from the river. It has a contemporary design, soft seating and good music which add to the chilled ambience and the staff are excellent. Happy hours every day offer two for the price of one on standard cocktails and pitchers of beer, and the restaurant serves some splendid Asian and Western food at very reasonable prices. I came here and had honey spare ribs and rice which was very good.

    Address: 20 Francois Nginn Rd

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    Xayoh Restaurant: Trendy pizzeria/bistro

    by Willettsworld Written Apr 25, 2010

    Xayoh is a trendy pizzeria and bistro that also serves a handful of Lao and Thai dishes. The setting is lovely, but the menu is generic. This is a popular place for an afternoon jug of beer or two and a fairly good hangout come the evening. They also do a good breakfast in the morning.

    Directions: Corner of Nokeo Koummane and Samsenthai Rds, beside Culture Hall.

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    Kua heaven restaurant at T2: beer garden and Lao food

    by picek Updated Mar 16, 2010

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    We've been here quite often for a beer and food (well, when you go out for beer here you will always order some food to have it with alcohol, that's how locals do to deal post drinking problem easier:) and it seems that other people like that place too (mainly Lao).
    Beer has the lowest price in the town and it's good idea to order draught one here. Listen to live music or karaoke and try not to think about mosquitos biting your ankles (it's swampy area next to the place). erviceis fast and very friendly but they don't speak much English. However you shouldn't have big problems ordering your beer.
    For food: there's english menu. Try local fish or some of the local salads (spicy ones) or shells. Most of dishes are Lao and Thai, a few Western and a few Chinese ones and some are suitable for vegetarians. You won't pay more for the dishes than in downtown area.

    Favorite Dish: Mostly people come here in larger groups to drink beer and snack on local foods - place is popular for Lao. Then they will listen to bands and karaoke. The atmosphere gets livelier on fridays and weekends but it vary from season to season. Mosquitos are annoying there. Beer is normally served with ice cubes but it's cold enough if you drink from bottle.
    Sometimes they run out of draught which is cheaper than bottled beer.

    In general great place for hanging out where locals do.

    Don't forget to put mosquito reppelent on your skin before sit down or you'll be targeted badly.

    Sorry, no pics from here we were always here only in night time.

    Address: T2, new road

    Directions: near Wattay airport, T2 road. It's about 3 km from Talat Sao.

    cool Beer Lao - served without ice here :)
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    Kualao restaurant.: Laotian food when it is really nice.

    by cachaseiro Updated Mar 2, 2010

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    I have dined a couple of times at the kualao restaurant and it´s a really good place to get traditional lao food in Vientiane.
    The place has very nice interior and sometimes traditional lao music and dance.
    The level of the service is higher than in most restaurants in Laos, but you also pay a bit more for the food there.

    Favorite Dish: I have had the set menu both times i have been there and it has been a nice mix of lao dishes.

    Address: 134 samsenthai road.

    Phone: 215777

    Website: http://www.kualao.laopdr.com/

    My food at the kualoa restaurant. Kualao restaurant.
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