On Dry Land: My first dinner in Luang Prabang

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Once I was showered, I was ready to shake off my “river legs” (ha, instead of “sea legs”) and get some dinner. Every night, Luang Prabang has a night market in the heart of town, so Anita and I headed in that direction.

 

 

As we approached we saw the food tents, but upon further inspection we saw that every stall (about 10-15) were selling the same EXACT thing, smoothies and sandwiches. Having eaten sandwiches the past two days, we were in NO mood for another one. Luckily, we came across a restaurant directly across from the smoothie/sandwich stalls.

The menu had a variety of Lao food, and the best part, it was a fair price. We asked the waitress her favorite and she suggested the noodle soup with beef. So that is what I got! Anita got chicken πŸ™‚

If you have ever had Pho this was very similar, with a flavorful broth, rice noodles, meat, bean sprouts, and a variety of herbs. They even brought a plate of extra herbs and veggies.

 

 

Have you noticed that soup is a major part of my diet? Even though many would consider 100 degree weather to not be “soup weather”, IΒ can find soupΒ on almost every menu, and I can always count on it being delicious (and cheap)! Here is a recap of some of the other soup dishes I’ve had while traveling:

 

 

Dinner hit the spot, but dessert was even better. Coconut cakes. By the time the cakes were ready to to eat, the outside has aΒ soft caramelized exterior with a soft, pudding-like interior.

 

 

If you want a sugar-high for dessert, coconut cakes are not for you, but if you want something subtly sweet to subdue your sweet tooth, then this is it!

So good.

 

Working on photos from the past couple of days in Luang Prabang so stay posted!

 


 

Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette

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On Dry Land: My first dinner in Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang's night market for beef and noodle soup and coconut cakes for dessert.
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