Makphet

Delicious modern Lao cooking

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What we say: 4.5 stars

Satisfy your appetite and your conscience with a dinner at Makphet, a charitable establishment that hires and trains former street kids to be cooks and waiters.

If that isn't enough to lure you in, the food is delicious, with contemporary versions of Lao favourites like buffalo curry, spiced pork sausages, and grilled tomato, mushroom and eggplant dips served with sticky rice. The portions are very generous and perfect for sharing, or order a half-size dish to feed one. Be sure to save room for a dessert, such as house-made coconut ice cream or mango and sticky rice.

After dinner, browse the handicraft shop, Noi Noi, located on the lower floor of the restaurant. Makphet is a popular restaurant with limited seating, so bigger parties or those dining on the weekend may want to book ahead.

Contact details
On the street behind Wat Ong Teu (parallel to Sethathirat Rd and the Mekong River front)
T: (021) 260 587
Open: Mon-Sat, 11:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00. Sunday closed.
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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