Vientiane boasts a variety of fare I haven’t seen in a while, on top of their local cuisine. They are well known for their French cuisine, but really have a food court of options. As any good traveler would, I tried to partake in as many experiences as possible.
Lao Sandwich on a Baguette at Mixok Cafe. One of my favorite places to people watch on the patio with a cold drink. As common as water, Beerlaos (which I always read in my mind as beer-a-loo).
End a long day of touristing by relaxing in the night breeze on a patio, watching people stroll by, listening to old French men brag about their conquests*, and eating enchiladas.
*Ok, they weren’t really talking about conquests, and I stopped listening as soon as the food arrived.
Smoked salmon on a baguette. Smoked salmon on a bagel with lychee smoothie. I COULD NOT RESIST.
Sweet Moo Ice Cream – I tried to order chocolate ice cream, but instead got a huge bowl of shave ice with cocoa, chocolate sauce, and coconut. They serve ice cream, but I obviously pointed to the wrong thing.
Delicious, too big for one person, and expensive. Pizza from Via Via for 330 THB ($13 CAD). Twice as expensive as I would even consider paying in Thailand, but far better.
Sushi from Fuji. Sushi is one thing I really miss, so despite the expense, I couldn’t miss the opportunity. Yes, Thailand has sushi, just not my part of Thailand. It tasted as amazing as it looks. I don’t know why it’s served with kim chee, but yum all around. 380 THB ($15 CAD)
Was too full to try a Loas Donair, but maybe next time?