Cuisine of the Capital
Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
148Trip End May 30, 2013
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were on the menu for this morning!
Vientiane is a bit of a gastronomic paradise. Well, Laos is shaping up that way for me as well. I've yet to try ant egg soup, but everything else has been wonderful! Although we've enjoyed everything so far and even found wonderful food in the little villages, a wealthy capital city like
this you can find anything. Sushi? Indian? Pizza?
So far we've sampled soups, laaps, sticky rice, various things steamed in banana leaves
Steamed buns remind us of when we were in China as well as sugar cane. Fruit with chilli seasoning is still plentiful as are coconuts. We found someone who had a type of coconut puree that was poured into cupshapes on the grill and then filled with pork, sprouts and mushrooms topped with a spicy sauce. Amazing! With everything being cooked right in front of you I'm eating before the food has cooled and burning my mouth. As I've been enjoying the sticky rice, I found a woman who battered it and grilled it on a stick with chilli sauce!
The city has a big night food market so we went to take a look at all that was being prepared. Nothing too shocking, but everything we sampled tasted wonderful. Topped off with a real ice-cream cone (dairy, in Laos?). The only thing needed was a big glass of Lao Lao, but I think I'll leave that for Brian