Top street food must try in Luang Prabang


If you are in Luang Prabang, don’t miss to try the vendors who set up food stalls in a small alley on the south end of the night market. Here are the best street foods in Luang Prabang you should try.

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Noodle soup

Like Vietnamese citizens, Laotian people are really into soup and many of them use soup for their breakfast or lunch choice. One of the best street foods in Luang Prabang is noodle soup that backpackers could find in every corner of the town. A hearty soup is served with rice noodles, garlic slivers and onions on top and contains with a dozen of other ingredients: lime, chilli, soy sauce, bean sprouts, particularly

Tourists also could taste a kind of noodle soup named Luang Prabang khao soi noodles, which is different from a famous Chiangmai version. Khao soi in Laos is a bowl of rice noodles with several slices of pork on top, soy beans, tomato and chilly. Because of its self-seasoning flavors, the soup will change a bit on each visit to taste and it will have another experience in Luang Prabang.

Khao Soi Noodles

Sometimes, several stalls in the night market sell another type of soups including a different one with thick rice noodles, sliced pork and meatballs with chicken broth. It turns out this strange noodle came from Chinese but it also is one of must-try to taste street foods in Luang Prabang.


Travellers would be excited with the night market in Luang Prabang with a dozen exotic street foods. Although it is a little overwhelming, that is all right if tourists stay for a long time.

Papaya salad is one of the best street foods in Luang Prabang, made from green papaya with a cucumber like consistency, containing lots of green yellow juice, chilly and fish sauce. There are several stalls standing around the night market and in Laos where it is prepared and sold every day. In addition, this tasty salad originated from Laos, called tam maak hoong, one of the most popular street foods in Luang Prabang and Laos ever.

Papaya Salad


The second highlight of best street foods in Luang Prabang is skewers, especially meat, chicken, pork and fish skewers. When tourists visit to the night market, they can be noticeable to enormous kinds of skewered fish and meats appearing on tables with baskets of food in every street.

Skewers made of bamboo holding the meat into place to be cooked over charcoal. The fish tasting with lemon glass while the pork is marinated with some special sauce, normally it tastes as barbecue. The chicken skewers are also the favorite one to be addicted by foreigners as the best street foods when visiting to Luang Prabang.

Meat skewers


The third highlight of the market is pork and vegetable dumplings, handmade and then it is steamed. Travellers can taste with chili sauce that everyone is attracted after biting.

Boiled dumplings are made from flour and it formed into small shapes. The thickness and sizes of the dumplings depends on the cook’s discretion. Although dumplings originate from Chinese version, it still spreads to Laos, Luang Prabang in particularly with some special mixtures to highlight as the best street foods for travellers. They could put sweet and spicy sauce to let the food more tasty and delicious.

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