Kung’s Cafe Lao

Kung’s Cafe Lao

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Finding this long-established eatery is a challenge but worth it.

Travelfish says:
Tucked at the end of a local dead end laneway and shrouded by a jungle of vines, cute, cheap and cheerful Kung’s Cafe serves up Lao soups, stir-fry and curries for only 15,000 to 20,000 kip a dish. The yellow, red and green curries are all tasty, as well as the stir-fried veg and meat (or tofu for vegetarians). While nothing ground breaking, they seem to put more love into their food compared to other restaurants. Kung’s Cafe is about a seven-minute bicycle ride from the town centre. Head out of the downtown core on Setthathirath, then at the King Sisavangvong monument turn right onto Simeuang. It’s down an alley across from the Ministry of Health. Look for the tiny green sign hanging on a building at the top of the lane.
Contact details for Kung’s Cafe Lao

Address: Ban Phiawat (alley across from the Ministry of Health), Vientiane

T: (021) 219 101 

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

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