If you are in Luang Prabang, Laos and travelling on a budget, try the vendors who set up food stalls in a small alley on the south end of the night market from 6-10 p.m. each night. It was basically all you can eat street food. Every evening in Luang Prabang, Sisavangvong Street is closed down to traffic and becomes a night market. But the very best part of the market are the street food vendors tucked into a narrow alley at the end of the market. Tables covered with silver bowls containing Lao delicacies stretch for blocks and vendors do their best to rope customers in. Our dinner buffet was one of our best finds of the trip so far. There are several buffets lining the streets and there’s one with a heaping selection of veggie eats accompanied by a delicious spicy chili sauce. The best part about this buffet? You fill your bowl of different types of Lao dishes as high as you can and pay just 10,000 Kip (USD1.25).
So here’s a sampler of street food in Luang Prabang, Laos:
Don’t be afraid to try it. My advice is to start slow, trying certain things that look good and seeing how you feel after. Once you see that you aren’t dying, get going. I ate local food all over south east Asia and one of my favorite was in Luang Prabang, Laos.