FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
For such a sleepy, somewhat-off-the-beaten-path country, Laos has some excellent dining options. Choices in Luang Prabang and Vientiane are endless (high-end French restaurants, Japanese, Thai, Indian, and pizza, not to mention fantastic bakeries and coffee shops). In smaller spots you may have to make do with sticky rice and grilled meats or fish, but most towns do have at least one or two fancier
places with decent menus. Lao food is similar to Thai, but not quite as spicy or varied. Vietnamese pho noodles can be found in most spots, and the same goes for baguette sandwich vendors, which are a convenient option for bus trips.