Like in other countries trying the local food in Laos is an exciting experience. It has some French influence, and also shares some similarities with Thai and Vietnamese food. The main part of a meal is Sticky rice – except of soup and baguette every dish I had came with tasty sticky rice. You will also find a variety of different meat – in addition of pork, chicken, beef and duck you can even try water buffalo – which is highly recommended. Overall the food in Laos is just delicious.
In most larger places, especially Luang Prabang and Vientiane you can find some nice restaurants, but everywhere you can eat in local food places, where they serve delicious and fresh food for a low price. And if you fancy some Western food, you will find places serving pizza, pasta or fries
Below are some examples of great dishes and drinks you should try when in Laos.