Laos not only has many historical pagodas, untouched scenes but also famous for the diversity and unique cuisine. Tourists should not forget to try a food tour when traveling to Vientiane, which is the capital of Laos.
The restaurants in Vientiane from high-class to street food are very well-ordered and clean. Tourists can easy to pay and bargain here.
In Vientiane, there are mainly street foods, eating near the market area always attract many tourists. Laotian cuisine in general and Vientiane in particular are not too difficult to cook and not adding too much spices like cuisine in other countries. Although it is simple, but the dishes have their own unique, still retain the distinct flavor.
Food Tour in Vientiane
The tour guide will collect tourists by tuk tuk car then driver will take you to a local market to buy so that you can feel the noise and bustle of trading atmosphere here. You can stop to buy the delicious fruits, or enjoy many rustic dishes, specialty in local market is also very attractive.
Visiting the market, tourists cannot only buy a lot of fresh agricultural products, but also experience many delicious and unique street foods:
Moreover, there are many other products, such as: clothes, petroleum, confectionery, medicine, souvenirs gifts, etc.
Attending a cooking class is also an interesting experience that you should not miss. Tourists will learn how to cook some traditional dishes or desserts under the training of professional chefs.
After buying fresh food in local market, tourists will be taken to the cooking class. First, you will learn about some Laotian typical ingredients from vegetables, dried meat to “pa daek”, which is a special fish sauce in Laos. Then you will hear about popular dishes in Laos such as: Khao Niaw, Tam Maak Hoong, Savanakhet grill chicken, etc. and how to use some traditional cooking tools.
Tam Maak Hoong
The class will take you a few hours, during the process you must do everything by yourself and the chef only guide you how to cook so you should listen to the chef carefully. Tourists are often taught how to cook Khao Niaw, Tam Mak Hoong, Jaew mak khua, etc. which are the most popular traditional dishes in Laos.
When your dishes is finished, you will have rest time to enjoy the food you cook with your family or friend and receive some advises from the chef to make your dishes better.
With all information above, hope that you will have a great food tour experience in Vientiane!
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