Pha Khao Lao

Best selection of Lao food

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What we say: 4.5 stars

Tucked away on the alley between Wat Ong Teu and the river road, Pha Khao Lao is often overlooked, but shouldn't be if you're on the lookout for excellent Lao and Thai cooking.

The restaurant extends across a terrace shrouded in lanterns and champa trees, offering excellent ambience in addition to an extensive menu on which there's a little something for everyone. Soups and curries are well made, but if you want to branch out to something new, try possibly the best duck laap in town, fried fish in tamarind sauce or prawns stir-fried with chunks of young coconut.

Prices run from 20,000-50,000 per dish. Standard drinks are available, but cocktails and mixed drinks are definitely not a specialty.

Contact details
An alley between Wat Ong Teu and the river
T: (020) 7751 7272
Open: Daily 12:00-22:00
About the author
Born in Aarhus Denmark, Ivana got her first passport at 6 months old and moved to Southeast Asia in 2009 to work as an English teacher and find new cultural windows in which to peep.

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