Papaya Salad and Lao Sausage by Banpa Restaurant, Luang Prabang, Laos

Papaya Salad and Laotian Sausage

by Banpa Restaurant, Luang Prabang, Laos

One fine place to enjoy Laotian meals with a nice relaxing atmosphere is at this Laotian Restaurant which is actually owned by Thai expats in Luana Prabang. They make fantastic Laotian, Thai, and western food with a great price.

We went there at lunch time, and although it was a little crowded, we were seated almost immediately.

papaya salad and Laotian sausage in Luang Prabang, Laos
papaya salad and Laotian sausage in Luang Prabang, Laos

We ordered the papaya salad and Lao sausage (called sai-auo). It was super tasty, and had been adjusted to foreign tastes, making it a little less spicy and a little more sweet than is traditional. In fact, it reminded us a bit of Thai papaya salad.

The sausage was spicy and very savory, and was incredibly flavorful. They also have a wide variety of international dishes with a great price.

Price: Papaya salad 15.000 kip/ Lao sausage 45.000 kip ($)

Location: Banpa Restaurant