Nameless noodle shop on nameless dirt road

Best pho in town

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What we say: 4 stars

Complete your visit to That Luang with a bowl of the best pho in town. A five-minute-walk from the temple complex, this place makes only pho and they do it very well.

A standard bowl comes with beef, meatballs, tripe and a massive plate of fresh greens and herbs. A dish of chilli peanut sauce that's more sweet than spicy is served on the side. Wash it down with their syrupy iced coffee or go out back to the women selling khao nom, Lao confectionaries made from rice, coconut, banana, purple taro and sweetcorn.

This place is only open for breakfast and lunch, and is usually closed by 14:00. It gets very busy at lunch time, so get ready to chow down with all the Lao businesspeople who come there for lunch. The bowls come in three sizes; be warned that the biggest is enormous -- a small will satisfy most.

Contact details
On the left of the dirt road running directly behind the National Assembly lot, turning right off of Kaysone Phomvihane Ave
Open: Daily 07:00-13:30ish
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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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