In a fading mansion one block southeast of Nam Phu Square, this is one of Vientiane's best Lao restaurants. The food is quite good, and the vast menu ranges from mok pa fork (banana-leaf-wrapped steamed fish cooked with eggs, onions, and coconut milk) to gaeng panaeng (a thick red curry with chicken, pork, or beef). Servings are small, so most people order several entrées or set menus with seven to nine dishes, plus dessert and coffee. Photos and English
descriptions facilitate the ordering process. There's Lao folk dancing nightly from 7 to 9.