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“Pricey and unfriendly”

Peeping Som's Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 79 Restaurants in Vang Vieng
Cuisines: American
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Pricey and unfriendly”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend who is Lao and they only brought us one menu in Lao language which I found weird. We had the korean bbq, shared first chicken and then beef for 39,000kip a set but still left hungry. The service was unattentive and unfriendly. They also have some asian and western options besides the bbq for steep prices. The atmosphere was nice though and the bbq was good. There's a restaurant next door which serves the exact same bbq for 30,000kip but in a less attractive setting.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Laos barbecue”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

At the time of writing, 39,000 Kip for a meat barbecue set (plenty for two people, with extras available to order if you're famished).

If you haven't tried a Laos barbecue, it consists of thin strips of meat that you cook yourself on a grill over the coals. At the same time, your soup in the moat around the edge is gathering flavour from the herbs, garlic and chillies you add to your taste. Then add your vegetables and noodles for a very flavoursome soup that just gets tastier the longer you leave it. This is a lovely way to enjoy a relaxed meal at your own pace.

When we visited, there was only one other westerner dining, but the restaurant was filled with locals and Asian tourists, which is always a good sign. And no 'Friends' on TV!

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Vientiane
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nicest place of Vang Vieng”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stay away from the hamburgers and terrible sandwiches for high prices that you find everywhere in Vang Vieng.
Enjoy a nice meal at Peeping Som instead!
Do as the locals and have a Sindat (Korean Barbecue) while you enjoy the best tunes of Vang Vieng.

Visited December 2013
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Huge lao / korean BBQ at low cost”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Vang Vieng is not the best town in Laos to enjoy food. But Peeping Som's BBQ is a nice alternative to enjoy good healthy food in a nice (and more local) atmosphere.
Huge portions at low prices. Lots of vegetable which is a nice. We had another and better lao BBQ in Luang Prabang, but the price at Peeping are twice lower. So excellent value.

Visited December 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fun and interesting”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

A group of us went here - I was the only vegetarian in the group - and we all left pretty pleased with our food. I had some decent pasta, but my friends had the Korean barbeque. It was a lot of fun making the food (and apparently I make a great marinade) and my friends enjoyed it immensely.

We had an interesting and quite tasty whiskey bucket cocktail which washed it all down nicely.

Visited July 2013
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