Xieng Khouang Restaurants
Where and What to Eat in Xieng Khouang
Eating options are not particularly varied in Xieng Khouang; the vast majority of restaurants serve traditional Asian fare. The usual French influences can be found in the coffee, baguettes and pastries but the chic fusion menus of Luang Prabang and European cuisine found so readily in Vientiane are less likely to be savored here. All the same, food in hotels such as the Malay is more than adequate and probably the best in town.
Some restaurants feature a few European dishes, but we advise you to stick to what the chef knows and really get stuck in to some traditional Laotian cooking.
Situated on the ground floor of the Phonsavanh Hotel, an array of Indian dishes can be enjoyed although visitors should note that previous guests have complained of shoddy service.
Clean and comfortable this restaurant is situated near Nang Phonekeo and serves tasty Chinese food.
Dok Khoun Restaurant
Dok Khoun on the main road through town is a simple type of restaurant but does a great job in satisfying customers’ appetites. Their menu offers Asian and western food (steak, anyone?) and features set menus which are real bargains as well as national dishes. It’s hard to turn down the muffin set (with a choice of tea or coffee, customers also get fresh tropical fruit as well as two yummy muffins.) All this for just a few US dollars!
- Location: 7, Phonsavan Road, Peak District, Xieng Khouang
- Cuisine: Asian and international
Considered to be one of the best restaurants in town, it is attached to the Malay hotel and serves traditional Laos food. Typical dishes cost anywhere between two and six dollars.
Next to the Post Office and near the market, this clean and comfortable restaurant features Chinese, Lao and Thai dishes; most of the latter are typically spicy. A few western items such as sandwiches are also available.