Fodor's Expert Review Kualao
The Lao cuisine at this restaurant inside a fading mansion is among Vientiane's best. Favorites include mok pa fork (steamed fish wrapped in banana leaves and cooked with eggs, onions, and coconut milk), and gaeng panaeng, a thick red curry with chicken, pork, or beef. Servings are small, so most people order several entrées à la carte or from seven to nine dishes, plus dessert and coffee, off set menus. Photos and English descriptions facilitate the ordering process. There's Lao folk dancing nightly from 7 to 9.
134 Samsenthai Rd.