Tamnak Lao

Tamnak Lao

Worth the journey out of downtown

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Sister to the popular restaurant in Luang Prabang, Tamnak Lao restaurant in Vientiane is a little harder to find, though well worth it.

Travelfish says:
In operation since 1993, it's become a local favourite that serves authentic Lao cuisine in a restored colonial house and garden. Try the six-course tasting menu of classic Lao dishes or order a la carte for larger portions of laap with fresh herbs, Mekong fish cooked in coconut milk, spicy seafood salads, sun-dried beef, and some vegetarian options.

The large, elegant restaurant is popular with tour groups and they can organise cultural shows and baci blessing ceremonies on request. It’s located just past Patuxay Monument on Singha Road (the road that leads directly to That Luang stupa), before the Vietnam Embassy.
Contact details for Tamnak Lao

Address: 23 Singha Road (just past Patuxay Monument, before Vietnam Embassy), Vientiane

T: (021) 413 562 

https://www.facebook.com/tamnaklao
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º37'19.32" E, 17º58'20.89" N
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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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