For my time that spent in Luang Prabang I visited many shops and restaurants, all trying to get a bit of the culture under my belt. I heard the food was just as good as Thailand but not as spicy I heard they used a lot of lime and mint, I heard many things. If you have the time, head down to Sisavangvong Street, as it closes down to traffic for the every night street market. You will be sure to find something that interests you.
I was excited and spent a good portion of my time wandering the stalls and smelling a variety of foods. All the shops and stall are delicious and at decent prices too. Don’t worry you won’t need to negotiate any prices here, they are already low. Anyone can get filled up here from the smallest of people to the sumo’s or the biggest of athletes. There is something for everyone here. Several buffets with all you can fit on one plate for 10,000 baht, ($1.25). To traditional soups, and sticky rice sweets, hardy dishes, individual items, grilled meats, fish, duck, port, buffalo jerky a vast array of vegetarian dishes and fruit stands.
If you’re not too sure about the cheap street meats and all you can eat buffet’s head over to one of the elegant restaurants that will serve up something special for you or ask for the special of the day. Many of the fine hotels will have a restaurant and chef on staff for your needs.
Luang Prabang street food is a colorful symphony flavors that illuminates the mind and senses. A one of a kind for South East Asia.
For the Carnivores
Local dishes made Loas .
The narrow alley of food, people, and flames.
All you can eat/ fit on one plate.
It sure isn’t easy to find your way around or back where you came from in Bangkok once you get woven into the web of back alley roads. I shot this photo after a bite to eat while I was walking through the corridors of a particular neighborhood. I found so many wonderful opportunities to get lost in the maze of shops and homes. This in particular struck a cord. I loved this home/house/store front to sit down and have a bowl of noodles. Cheers.
getting lost, finding a shop to eat some noodles, Inner city bangkok, thailand
I met a woman in Istanbul through Couchsurfing. We agreed to meet at a coffee shop in the Taksim square area then we would walk around the city until we got tired of moving or of each other. Fair trade I thought, to meet a local and see the city as a local would, additionally learn about life in a different perspective. We hit it off right away talking about each others lives and family’s and our passions.
With no expectations of wanting anything from each other, other that just meeting up and learning from someone new, she showed me around the local scenes.
We decided on lunch and ventured into a cafe where everything looked delicious. I picked out a few things and had a smorgasbord of Turkish cuisine.
I was introduced to a variety of Turkish foods at this a la carte cafe. Great flavors.
Then she said i had to try the treat called baklava, the locals love it. Karakoy Baklava, and I now know why. Ironically we had much in common she said if i have come to Istanbul then I better had try a baklava. Little did she know that this was one of my favorite desert/cakes. I am a Baklava fan since a small child. I might go as far to say I ever get married I might fancy a baklava wedding cake.
Taking a break and eating some Baklava