If you’re planning a holiday in Luang Prabang and you’re a foodie, then you’re in for a treat. With so many delicious and unique dishes to try, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But fear not! We have tailor-made travel experiences that will make your culinary adventure all the more special.
Under the guidance of our Laotian Cuisine expert, you’ll start your day by visiting one of Luang Prabang’s bustling morning markets. This is where the locals come to do their grocery shopping and where you’ll get a taste of authentic Lao food culture. Here, you’ll learn about the unique ingredients used in Laotian cuisine, many of which are native to Luang Prabang. Our local chef will give you deeper insights into the style of Laotian cooking, and you’ll be able to sample local snacks and delicacies as you wander down the aisles.
The morning market is also the perfect place to grab a quick breakfast snack of grilled banana or khao jee – grilled sticky rice on a bamboo skewer served up on a banana leaf. You’ll also witness the most plentiful array of tropical fruits, still-flopping fish, and piles of curious-looking produce. You can wander the aisles, photograph the spread of vibrant produce, and say good morning to a few of the vendors. It’s a unique experience that will energize your senses and give you a taste of the real Luang Prabang.
After exploring the market, you’ll return to the kitchen to start your cooking lesson with our local chef. You’ll learn how to make some of the most iconic Laotian dishes, such as laap, tam mak hoong, and mok pa. It’s also a great way to support local businesses and keep the food traditions of Luang Prabang alive.
So, if you’re planning a holiday in Luang Prabang and you’re a foodie, be sure to book our Experience Laotian Cuisine with a Local Chef tailor-made travel experience. We guarantee it will be an unforgettable culinary adventure.