Street Food

Price of Meat Still Too High in Laos

Price of Meat Still Too High in Laos

0 by / on 24/02/2014, 10:59 am / in Food, Street Food

Meat is an important food that we eat every day and is one type of food, according to many Lao diets, that is indispensible. Since meat prices have become volatile, it has affected the daily livelihoods of everyone. But why have meat prices increased so much, and how can we resolve this situation? These are questions that many are struggling […]

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Festival of India held in Vientiane

Festival of India held in Vientiane

0 by / on 11/02/2014, 3:18 pm / in Food, Street Food

  (KPL) The Festival of India began on Monday in Vientiane Capital  and will continue until 11 February. The Festival of India features six interesting events at three major venues, including the National Cultural Hall, the Dhamma Assembly Hall (close to That Luang), and Don Chan Palace. Chennai-based Kalakshetra Foundation is performing Ramayana in ballet form, while the other events include: a Buddhist Festival, Ramayana […]

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Lao Food Festival Attracts Hungry Visitors

Lao Food Festival Attracts Hungry Visitors

0 by / on 17/01/2014, 11:43 am / in Food, Street Food

The ninth Lao Food Festival officially opened yesterday at the National Cultural Hall in Vientiane to exhibit a variety of foods and products from around the country and promote women’s businesses. Government officials and guests enjoyed looking at and tasting food from across the spectrum of Lao cuisine and perusing the products on display at the 71 booths occupied by […]

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How does MSG work?

How does MSG work?

3 by / on 28/04/2013, 2:34 pm / in Bars, Food, Restaurants & Cafes, Street Food

Many people in Vientiane feel they don’t have time to cook for themselves, or they prefer the convenience of street stalls and restaurants. Pho shops, ‘khao piak’ noodle stands and roadside stalls are nearly always full of patrons. But do customers really know exactly what is in their food? MSG is widely used throughout the world, particularly in Asian cooking, […]

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Lao Food Festival 2013

Lao Food Festival 2013

0 by / on 25/01/2013, 11:21 am / in Food, Street Food

Today marks the final day of the annual three-day Lao Food Festival, which began on January 23rd in Vientiane. Outside the National Cultural Hall, dishes from all around Laos are on display for tourists and the general public to try. The festival is organised by the Lao Women’s Association and the Lao Women’s Union, with support from the Swiss Agency […]

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Rising Food Prices Affect Vientiane Consumers

Rising Food Prices Affect Vientiane Consumers

0 by / on 17/01/2013, 12:08 pm / in Food, Restaurants & Cafes, Street Food

Consumers are urging the government to closely monitor food prices after the inflation rate jumped to 4.73 percent in December. Shoppers, especially in Vientiane, have encountered higher prices for vegetables, beef and restaurant dishes over the past few months. They say it does not make sense that they earn more money but have to spend more on everyday living costs. “We are happy with the rise in our income but […]

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5 Wacky Fruits of Southeast Asia

5 Wacky Fruits of Southeast Asia

0 by / on 27/05/2012, 9:36 am / in Food, Lifestyle, Nature / Wildlife, Street Food, Travel

  My blog post on Durian, the “king of fruits,” got me thinking: what other wacky fruits of Southeast Asia should travellers try? Here’s a list of 5 that shouldn’t be missed. 1. Mangosteen Mangosteens look like something out a cartoon: plump, purple and round with a funny looking four-leaf top “hat”. A very thick peel encases bright white fruit segments that […]

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Nudle Takeaway Turns One!

Nudle Takeaway Turns One!

0 by / on 11/10/2011, 9:04 am / in Food, Restaurants & Cafes, Street Food

Last Saturday Nudle Takeaway celebrated its first birthday with a big Nudle Box shaped cake, facepainting, movies and other activities for children. Customers and guests were served free spring rolls and ‘chicken bites’, as well as being official taste testers for the upcoming new flavour of the month, ‘Teriyaki Chicken Nudles’. Children from around the village had their faces painted for free, producing lots of big smiles just like the shop’s famous logo. As usual, Nudle Takeaway’s mascot “Mr. Nudle” was dancing around keeping everyone entertained.

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Serving Up Street Food In Vientiane, Laos

Serving Up Street Food In Vientiane, Laos

0 by / on 21/04/2011, 12:52 pm / in Food, Street Food

Looking to try some real authentic Lao street food? There’s no better way to find it than to wander up and down the night market at Dalat 450 Pi (four hundred and fifty years market).
This market features endless stalls selling all kinds of delicious and very fresh street food. As soon as you arrive you’ll be hit with a barrage of spicy scents and can literally follow your nose to the usual Lao fare such as

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Do You Like Nem Neung?

Do You Like Nem Neung?

1 by / on 07/03/2011, 3:12 pm / in Food, Restaurants & Cafes, Street Food

Nem Neung (sometimes spelled Nam Neuang or Nam Nuong) is a refreshing dish of Vietnamese origin that combines fresh salad, white rice noodles and pork sausages. Typically, local people in Laos will purchase their Nem Neung at a shop and take it back home to enjoy together.
A relatively new shop on Thadeua Rd at KM3, however, has a very clean restaurant where people have begun eating-in.

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