Delicious modern Lao cuisine for a cause
78 Ban Inpeng, Ban Wat Chan, Vientiane
T: (021) 260 587, (030) 536 8186
Makphet is a vocational training restaurant offering at-risk youth (often former street youth) skills in hospitality -- and providing delicious meals to its diners.
This popular Vientiane restaurant is set in a pleasant fairy-light lit garden, or head indoors to the air-con instead. The feel good feeling is extra spice to the flavourful, tasty dishes, a contemporary take on Lao favourites and ingredients. Try buffalo curry, spicy herb pork sausages and the grilled tomato, mushroom and eggplant jeows, dips that are served with every Lao meal and are an absolute must try. There are also yummy options for vegetarians. The portions are generous and it’s all best enjoyed Lao style, with everyone sharing. Be sure to also try a frozen cocktail and save room for a dessert, such as house-made coconut ice cream or mango sticky rice.
After dinner, browse the handicraft shop for products handmade from recycled materials. You can also take the restaurant’s recipes home with you by purchasing From Honeybees to Pepperwood, a must for anyone interested in Lao cuisine.
Reservations are recommended.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 30th August, 2016.