Rahn Naem Khao Mae Fuean

Laotian in Pakse

This local joint (hidden behind a Pepsi sign) offers a rare combination: real-deal Lao food and an English-language menu. Well, something close to English anyway…the 'fried chicken power' is really stir-fried holy basil with chicken. It's well-known for pan mîiang baa (a sort of make-your-own fish sandwich) and also serves Mekong River algae soup. The deck on the Se Don is a big bonus.