Luang Prabang Food Tour

A Street Food Journey into the heart of Lao Cuisine

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$16.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Experience the best of Lao Street Food with a local guide
  • Visit local food stalls without an English Menu that only Laotians visit
  • Walk through the local night market and food stalls

Inclusive of:

  • All Food Tastings
  • English Speaking Facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases
  • Pickup & Dropoff
4.7 Out of 5
26 Reviews
Rachel Langridge Canada
5
26 Jul, 2019

Classic Lao food, very educational

Jiri Kucera Czech Republic
4
16 Jul, 2019

It was our first time in Asia and this tour was a perfect introduction to Lao cuisine. We liked the choice of food as we...

$US 16.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 15 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

With street food powerhouses like Vietnam and Thailand neighbouring all along the eastern and western borders, it's no wonder some of that alluring street food charm has rubbed off on Laotian street food culture. While you will not see the variety of Hanoi or the spices of Bangkok, Luang Prabang isn't without it's hidden street food wonders. :) And like many other countries in the region, the cuisine of Laos is varied with the familiar and strange. Familiar because most of the ingredients are the usual suspects of Southeast Asian cuisine, but strange because of the specific processing and sophistication that you will not find anywhere else in the world. This is a trip where you get to visit both street food stalls and local restaurants while walking through the boisterous streets of Luang Prabang to try out many Laos signature dishes, from the traditional dish to the best noodle soup which is local's favourite. If you're a foodie, this tour is a must in Luang Prabang. :) Here are the items you will get to try on this tour: 1. Lao coconut cakes: It's called Khaonom Krok and it's a beloved street food tour in Luang prabang. It's served as a dessert for Lao meal. It's made of sticky rice powder and coconut milk. They are light and yummy and taste very good. 2. Orlam: A thick stew made with dried buffalo or pork or chicken and many herbs native to Laos, it is meant to go with sticky rice due to its thick texture the rice will not so easily drop into the stew! It is usually cooked with wood chips for flavor and the wood chips taste a little bit spicy. 3. Khao Soi: This is a kind of noodle soup made with flat rice noodles. Sometimes it's made with round noodles. They are made of chopped pork, tomatoes, fermented soy beans, chilies, shallots and garlic. 4. Seasonal fruit: There are a number of different seasonal fruit in Laos such as papaya, pineapple, watermelon or jackfruit. 5. Sai Oua: Sai Oua or Lao sausage is made from chopped fatty pork with galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lemongrass, garlic, salt and fish sauce. It's great to eat with sticky rice. It's a traditional Lao food. In the past we don't fridge, so this is how we kept meat to eat the whole year. 6. Fried egg with pork: A commonly eats in local home especially in the countryside where bamboo shoot is easy to find.

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring your own drinking water
  • Raincoat or umbrella during rainy season from May to October
  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time

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Your Local Host

Lee and his friends

We are a group of students who live in the heritage of Luang Prabang and like to eat out often. Since we are studying English and would like to get to practice English skills with travelers. Therefore, we have sett...

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26 reviews from people who took this experience

Rachel Langridge Canada
5
26 Jul, 2019

Classic Lao food, very educational

Jiri Kucera Czech Republic
4
16 Jul, 2019

It was our first time in Asia and this tour was a perfect introduction to Lao cuisine. We liked the choice of food as well as the locations!

Carolyn Rider United States
5
20 Jun, 2019

We loved all the food and the conversation. It got a little hot at the end as there was no fan or AC but we managed.

Jon Sloan Canada
4
19 Jun, 2019

Yee was great and we learned a lot about Lao food and culture

David Kahn
5
12 Mar, 2019

Guide was very good with his English and gave us information about the food.

US$ 16.00 per guest
26 Reviews