We’ve been in Vientiane for 2 days. This is our second time here. Since J has to do a visa run anyway, we decided we’ll make these short holiday jaunts to Laos. Our goal was to come in Thursday, get to the consulate office, apply for visa then off to Luang Prabang on Friday afternoon. Well, that plan did not work out too well. And we’re here until Monday.
Since we’re here might as well EAT and eat well, eh? Last night, we ate Indian food at Fathima Indian and Malaysian Restaurant along the river and it was delicious. Best Indian food we’ve had since arriving to Asia since last July. (For the record,
I’m not saying I’ve had the best Indian food ever in Laos!) The sauces, oh the spicy sauces — so good my taste buds exploded. Dishes were simple, but gooooood!
Today, I had my first salad here in Vientiane (Last time I had a salad here, I met my match.. I was in TEARS!) .
Here’s a picture of my salad! Based on this picture, can you guess what’s in this salad?
Ingredients in this salad are simple!
Thin rice noodles, cabbage, morning glory, tomatoes, kumquats, garlic, lime, fish sauce and fried onions.
After a hot afternoon at That Luang, we decided it was time for us to look for some grub. That’s not very hard to do here in Vientiane. While Ms. M and her Daddy tried out some pizza at ‘Swedish Pizza and Baking House’, I decided to go next door for some Lao food. I heard the pizza was good and we’re using their wifi to write this post. So I guess it was worth 68k kip???
I was happy with my fried sweet potatoes and rice noodle salad. All for a total of 12k kip – that’s less than 2 dollars. Great deal, eh? And my theory holds true that you can put just about anything fresh in a salad or that you can make a salad out of anything.
Why do I get the feeling that this will turn into a series?
I did so good with lunch and I worked so hard on this post, I decided to reward myself with this for 17k kip! Ummmmmm!
Now I just need some Akha Ama coffee to go with it.