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Spices in Vientiane

Culinary delights tour of Vientiane

Spices in Vientiane

Your private driver and guide will collect you from your hotel for a short transfer to Lam Pai-Bay Tong. This is a rustic restaurant/cooking school down a quiet side street close to the Mekong River. The experienced Head Chef, Chandra, will then begin your cooking class.

Over the next three hours you will learn how to create three local dishes using traditional ingredients and techniques. There is no need to take notes because you will be given your own recipe book to take home, enabling you to recreate your favorites and remember your time in Laos for years to come.

Afterwards you will relax and enjoy the feast which you have created together. Local desserts will also be on offer, although you will probably not make them yourself as the savory dishes tend to be most popular. Tea, coffee and local herbal cocktails (non-alcoholic) are included. There is also a fully stocked bar if you wish to order anything else (not included).

You will then say farewell to Chandra and take a leisurely walking tour with your guide. Stroll through Chao Anou Park and the Night Market, observing locals and taking in the views. Both are on the banks of the Mekong and this area is most appealing at night. Adventurous foodies can sample a huge range of local snacks along the way, with your guide on hand to explain what you are eating (or you might not want to know!). Your guide can also recommend places to end the day with a drink. Options include chic wine bars and lively karaoke bars which are popular with locals, or you might prefer to simply pull up a plastic chair and enjoy a Beerlao on the street (drinks and snacks are not included). End the night at one of our recommended bars if you wish.

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