Tamarind – Luang Prabang, Laos

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Ban Mano Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos

Tamarind – Luang Prabang, Laos Reviews

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Sep 11, 2006
Tamarind, located at the end of the Luang Prabang “peninsula” by Wat Nong in the old quarter specializes in very authentic Laotian food. It is run by an Australian woman and her local partner and has excellent a la carte lunches and sample platters allowing you to get a diverse taste of real, local food (this is harder to do than you would imagine in Laos). The food is excellent and the beer is cold. They are currently only open for lunch but Tamarind also hosts special, book in advance meals that include a visit to the local market and preparation ranging from the authentic to the bizarre (with grubs and larvae, etc.). Carolyn who runs the place is very nice and very informative and actually helped us decide to forgo the Plain of Jars and instead go on the Vat Phou River trip (see the blog for details of that great time.) They also have a lot of local gourmet items that you can purchase and are working on a cookbook (10/06). If you are in Luang Prabang, do yourself a favor and go eat here!
Sampler dish of dried buffalo, Lao…
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foodlover says:
Have to agree. Tamarind is a great find in a fabulous town. We booked the Friday night "Pun Pa". It's a traditional Lao fish barbecue, and was delicious. We had great fun as part of the group and the owners explained all the Lao traditions and customs that go with the cuisine. Very informative, very friendly atmosphere. It inspired us to arrange a market tour with another couple, and that was an eye-opener! Would have to say that the folk who run this place really understand how to introduce Westerners to Lao food: their menu is a wonderful read, full of interesting information and ideas. We also found great gifts to bring back home.
Posted on: Jul 12, 2007
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