Accommodations

 

Dining

Lao Food

Lao staples are sticky rice, fish, buffalo and cow meat, pork, poultry and herbs and vegetable, which are either cultivated or picked from the forests. Lao food is always freshly prepared and usually accompanied by Jaew, a spicy dip that comes in endless varieties. In Phonsavanh many local restaurants ofer Lao, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, and Chinese food. A few places serve vegetarian and western dishes. One of the unusual foods XiengKhouang is famous for is a type of sour swift which is called Nok Ann Toong. The swifts are captured, fermented and later fried or cooked in a stew.

market in Xiengkhoung

 

Restaurant Directory

Below is a list of a few restaurants in XiengKhouang, although there are many great options not listed here.

AhanThale

Fresh seafood brought across the close border to Vietnam. Also try Vietnamese coffee, the best substitute for an Italian espresso you will get in town.
Phonsavanxay Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-20-55660292.
Type of Cuisine: Vietnamese & Sea Food.


Phopmeet

Sindard is Lao hot pot: thinly sliced meat is BBQ-ed on a hot stone while fresh vegetables are cooked in a soup around. This place is popular with young people who listen there to the latest Lao music.
Phonmixay Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-20-22344054.
Type of Cuisine: Lao Hot Pot.


Sanga Restaurant

The somewhat uninspiring decoration hides the fact that Sanga is having extremely delicious Lao food and juicy steaks. Nevertheless the tofu dishes are highly recommended!
Phonsavanxay Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-61-312218.
Type of Cuisine: Lao Food.


Khem Na Restaurant

Hidden in the southern part of Phonsavan (best to get a tuk-tuk) has a very good range of traditional Lao dishes and an excellent chef. The freshwater fish dishes are recommended!
Phone Kham Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-20-55400171.
Type of Cuisine: Traditional Lao Food.


Nisha Indian Food

Southern Indian food made by Mohammed Ibrahim and his wife from Pondicherry. His two brothers own the restaurants of the same name in LuangPrabang and Vientiane. Also Western-Indian style breakfast. Try the Mango Lassi!
Phonesavanhxay Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-20-55698140.
Type of Cuisine: Indian Food.


Phouphadeng

Located in the Auberge de la Plain of Jars Hotel on PhouPhadeng hill this professionally run restaurant offers French-Lao food with excellent views from the hills over the town. Only dinner.
Phonsavang Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-30-5170282.
Type of Cuisine: French & Lao Food.


Simmaly Restaurant

A tasty range of Lao food popular with travelers. The internet café next door is the fastest in town.
Phonsavan Kang Village, Paek District, XiengKhouang Province.
Tel: +856-61-211031.