Laos has a wide range of food,
ranging from European to Asian cuisine. But whenever
you visit Laos please do not forget to try 'khao
neo' (sticky rice). Khao neo is a symbol of Laos
and it is taken together with all sort of food
(like Europeans eat bread). Khao neo can also
be used to make desert. So don't forget to try
Lao khao neo. Laap (meat salad), tam maak houng
(papaya salad) and ping kai (bbq chicken) are
typical Lao food and eaten with khao neo.
bare in mind that some of Lao food are quite hot
and spicy, so it is a good idea to ask people
to make it less spicy if you cannot take hot food.
There are a lot of restaurants scattered over
the town. You can find Japanese, French, Italian,
Chinese, Indian and other kinds of food in those
restaurants with their own unique environment.
If you like something quick and simple, fer (noodle
soup) is the best choice, especially for those
who are always up and running.
visiting Laos, don't forget to drink Beer Lao.
Many people suggest that Beer Lao has a very good
taste and can compete with foreign beers. Besides,
if you come to Laos during March to May, you can
try sugar cane juice (or what we call 'nam oy').
Fresh nam oy can make you up and running quickly
in a hot day.