Fodor's Expert Review Kualao

$$ Vientiane Casual

The Lao food 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 set menus featuring seven to nine dishes, plus dessert and coffee.

Casual Lunch Dinner $$ Lao Historical

Quick Facts

134 Samsenthai Rd.
Vientiane, Vientiane  Laos


Known For:
  • Classy ambience
  • Lao folk dancing evening performances
  • Larb and black sticky rice

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