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Local gastronomy

Generalities
Luang Prabang is definitely the gastronomic capital of Laos. Historically, the town has always been rich in the arts, especially table arts. The best cooks were hired by the King. This created a legacy that has endured. All visitors that stop at Luang Prabang must savour the typical (...)
Ô-Lam
Ô-Lam is certainly one of the most often prepared and the most traditional dishes of Luang Prabang, probably along with Tièo Bong and the Papaya Salad. It is recommended to prepare it a long time in advance and to let it rest before eating it. Preparation : 30 minutes Cooking Time : 30 (...)
Green papaya salad
This is THE Lao-Thai dish. Those with a tough palate, will really enjoy it : the dose of pimento which is normally used, is in the region of 20 pimentos per person. For security reasons, we have divided the doses by 20 so as not to assault our compatriots, who are not as accustomed to (...)
Tchéo Bong
Tchéo Bong is one of the most used "creamy sauces" in Luang Prabang. A typical speciality of the province, you will hardly ever find any, apart from in the old royal town. The Laos coming from other provinces, often take advantage of a stay in Luang Prabang to make large purchases of (...)
Coffee (organic & fair trade)
While all the Lao coffee is produced in the south (in Bolaven Plateau), Saffron developed a local production in northern Laos, specially in the Luang Prabang province The story of Saffron Coffee begins with a group of tribes living high in the mountains of northern Laos. Unable to (...)
Laotian Sausage
Laotian Sausage (shown here in pork, but it also exists in spicy beef) is one of the most eaten specialities in Luang Prabang. Marriages, religious ceremonies, and other festivities normaly have a meal and include this sort of sausage, which is very much appreciated by Laotians and (...)
Mok Pa For
Speciality of Luang Prabang that is particularly appreciated by tourists being as its not spicy and only uses fish, vegetables and herbs. There are 2 forms of presentation : either individual (as shown on the left) or in larger ‘packets’ (then, the whole banana leaf is used, which is (...)
Recipes
Ô-Lam is certainly one of the most often prepared and the most traditional dishes of Luang Prabang, probably along with Tièo Bong and the Papaya Salad. It is recommended to prepare it a long time in advance and to let it rest before eating it. Preparation : 30 minutes Cooking Time : 30 (...)
Local products
While all the Lao coffee is produced in the south (in Bolaven Plateau), Saffron developed a local production in northern Laos, specially in the Luang Prabang province The story of Saffron Coffee begins with a group of tribes living high in the mountains of northern Laos. Unable to (...)