Rub elbows with the locals at popular eateriesSip BeerLao while watching the sun set over the Mekong RiverSample tasty Lao cuisine, from barbeque to fried insects INTROSpend an evening tasting the best Vientiane has to offer! Start with a cold beer, joining locals as they wind down from a day of work. Then weave through vibrant street markets to sample a range of local fare from noodles to fried insects, barbequed meat to fruity ice cream.
Get ready to get a true ‘taste’ of Laos with an evening exploring the best food in Vientiane. Start the evening the local way by heading to a beer shop for a sundowner. Sip on cold BeerLao as the sun sets over the Mekong River. Beer shops are popular post-work watering holes and the atmosphere is always enjoyable. After dark, the street stalls fire up their grills and start cooking. Take a walk through Sihom, an area of small stalls selling cheap but tasty snacks. This crowded street market is popular with locals, especially on the weekends. Wander from stall to stall stopping to taste items such Lao-style donuts, bowls of steaming noodles and pork meatball wraps. Continue to nearby Ban Anou night market, the city’s culinary hub. The market is a hive of activity in the evening with Vientiane’s residents who come to dine with friends or family. Walk through the ends rows of food stalls and rub-elbows with the locals. The market is a great place to sample exotic snacks such as fried insects or classic Laos favourites like grilled pork skewers. Having filled up on savoury treats, venture to a hidden sweets shop for dessert. The specialty here is ice cream and sticky rice, an oddly delicious combination. With a full belly, it is time to return to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.