After a bigger than usual lunch elsewhere we ventured here intent on grazing lightly.
We started with the citronella pork - minced pork wrapped in lemongrass and grilled - which came with a great spicy/salty lime sauce. We also ordered a delicious Luang Prabang fried river weed, which has to be the world's best beer accompaniment. If I could set up a stall selling this at the Melbourne Cricket Ground I'd make a fortune. The weed was strips like fine parchment, folded over, and within the folds sesame seeds and other nice stuff (garlic?). YUM!
By now the taste buds had been tickled, so we pushed on to explore the menu a little more, with a beef salad (pleasant, but the beef a little more on the chewy side than we'd like) and a Hor Mok, which wasn't like the Thai version of the dish as all, with pieces of fish cooked with fennel and coconut milk, not emulsified like they do it across the Mekong, served with fresh fennel fronds. Very tasty!
As the rain had kept away we say outside, which was nice apart for the odd argument between the local canine population in the Soi.
It wasn't the cheapest meal you can get in Vientiane but the quality and finesse in the cooking makes it very good value for money.
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