In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.
Lao-run restaurants and local eateries are increasingly flocking to The Mark to earn international certification on food and hygiene.
We are excited to announce the 3 Nagas, MGallery by Sofitel’ opening in Luang Prabang MGallery dedicates its collection of unique hotels to all lovers of secret locations, unusual destinations and hidden havens. And Laos, especially Luang Prabang perfectly suits into this promise. Each hotel from the MGallery collection is inspired by a story,
We would like to introduce you to the Luang Prabang Artisans’ Cafe where we serve fresh, organic meals and drinks set in a garden of a 100-year-old house.
Luang Prabang Artisans Café Located right next to the Heritage House in the city center, the Luang Prabang Artisans Café boasts a one-of-a-kind environment for relaxing with an ice-cold tea paired with a local Lao snack. Take a seat in one of their countless wooden chairs and small tables right in front of an ancient
Coffee has been a staple of Laos ever since it was introduced by French colonialists in the early twentieth century. Coffee is currently the largest agricultural export commodity, and the Bolaven Plateau is one of the most fertile regions to grow coffee. In Lao, coffee is pronounced “khaafeh” (similar to how you would say café). If you want real Lao coffee, you
As much as I love to find cheap food stalls and search for local spots to eat during my stay in Luang Prabang, I cannot help but enjoy the occasional splurge. Prepared by a new chef with an incredibly attentive staff, this five-course meal at “Kitchen by the Mekong” was a luxurious experience all to itself. Held at Victoria Xiengthong Palace, which is
Just last week we decided to go out for a ‘work lunch’ at Ock Pop Tok and sit by the majestic Mekong. A placard that was propped up in the center of each table had advertised their special of the month: Brunch Set featuring Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce. Although we decided on having a
Ock Pop Tok’s Silk Road Cafe is a tranquil place to come for either a brunch or lunch and gaze out at the slow and mighty Mekong. It is also a place where you can find traditional Lao food infused with Western favorites that will surely excite anyone’s taste buds. As we quickly grabbed a
Tucked away down a quaint, little road near the UNESCO certified Manorom Temple, Hotel de la Paix is one of the upmost luxurious places to spend a few nights here in Luang Prabang. In a town where there is stunning architecture and continued traditions to be observed around every corner, it is rare to find
One of the harder transitions I am having here in Laos is eating a heavy meal for breakfast. I still dream about eating my giant bowl of chilled almond milk poured over a mound of crunchy granola that I was so used to in the United States. I asked someone what Lao people eat for
The new Nam Ou Riverside Resort outside of Luang Prabang is Gorgeous The Tiger Trail team recently went out and explored the Nam Ou Riverside Resort and Nam Ou Elephant Farm. They’re located next door to each other, between a lovely little village and the Nam Ou River in the Pak Ou District, not far from
Luang Prabang Eateries Aim for “The Mark” by Lanith Luang Prabang Training Center Luang Prabang News: 16 July 2014 LUANG PRABANG – The Luang Prabang Safe and Green Tourism Scheme will launch “The Mark” – a clean and safe dining initiative – at a ceremony being held at the Luang Prabang View Hotel
Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos History The Kajsiab Family Project is a grassroots initiative in the Bokeo Province of Laos aiming to help the local mountain people of that region. The word kajsiab means ‘a flower that blooms, a heart that opens, a love that suddenly springs’. But the
Coffee Roasters in Laos serve delicious coffee and help communities One of my absolute #1 favorite things in the entire world is a good cup of coffee. When you arrive in Laos, it might seem that 3-in-1 packets of instant coffee are the only option, but let me let you in on a little secret
Come see the Ethnik – Fashion Show at Hive Bar and Smokehouse in Luang Prabang! The textiles from Laos are some of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. Today, the traditional clothing of ethnic groups are threatened by globalization. In a move to help combat the influx of inexpensive jeans and t-shirts, branches of the government and volunteer
In this post I talk about the Luang Prabang secrets (Vol. 2). We look at some cheap options to eat out in Luang Prabang. There is plenty of expensive and nicely set up restaurants in Luang Prabang. But what does the lower budget traveler do? We have reviewed a few local eateries in Luang
Best Green Curry in Luang Prabang What the Delilah’s Chefs do to make it the best in town Since I came to Luang Prabang a couple of month ago the love of Delilah’s Green Curry has been common talk all over town. Everybody made my mouth water so I went to Delilah’s Restaurant and ordered
Luang Prabang Pool Time Luang Prabang is truly a chilled out town and some have called Luang Prabang the most laid back place in Asia after all. But where to take a swim in the pool? Still Luang Prabang is in a subtropical region and since there is no ocean close by the best
The Luang Prabang Mojo Café, a La institution for music, life, friendship and fun… Hi! My name is Marine, I’m a new intern with the Fair Trek team in Luang Prabang. You cannot hear my accent but I’m French ! =) I would like to share a personal experience with you ! From my room