Tasty Lao and Thai
Street behind Wat Ong Teu, running between Francois Ngin and Chou Anou St, Vientiane
T: (021) 222 049
On a quiet side street and hidden behind a bountiful wall of potted plants, Ban Vilaylac does delicious authentic Lao dishes like laap and homemade sausage, as well as Thai coconut curries, soups and fried dishes.
There is a good selection and many stir-frys and curries can be made with tofu and without meat. The whole fish, often fresh from the river and cooked with lemongrass, garlic and herbs, is highly recommended – ask about the daily fish special. It’s a one-woman show, the proprietress doing the order taking, cooking and serving. She can also be overly generous with the chilli so request it not spicy if you can’t handle it. Prices are midrange.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 8th July, 2015.