“Manda de Laos specialises in Laotian Family Cuisine, creating a journey into the past shared through the traditional flavors and ingredients that have influenced cuisine across Laos.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Champagne TaittingerChampagne Taittinger
Outdoor DiningOutdoor Dining
Locally Sourced ProduceLocally Sourced Produce
Chef/Tasting MenuChef/Tasting Menu

Restaurant Description

Manda de Laos is enveloped by the historic beauty of three lotus ponds, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, creating an immersive tropical ambiance. The dining area overlooks a magical display of lotus blossoms and floating lilies, while the changing colours of the sky through to dusk, allows guests to dine in candlelit serenity under the stars.

Signature dishes, include “Khoua Sin Kwai” (wok fried buffalo and flambé with Lao Lao alcohol), “Laap Moo” (a special dish inspired by traditional minced pork recipe of Toune’s mother) and “Ping Pa” (grilled famous Pa Nin fish with lemongrass and Lao herbs, served with homemade tomato maklen).

Manda de Laos’ Signature Cocktails feature Lao ingredients and flavors combined with a unique blend of legacy, modernity and innovation, such as the “Laos Parinha” (Champa Kao with cucumber and lime rimmed with local ground rice).

Opening time: Everyday Lunch:12noon - 3pm | Dinner: 6pm - 10:30 | Bar: 12pm - 12am

The Chef & His Brigade

Inspiration from “Mama Phiew”Inspiration from “Mama Phiew”
“The creation of Manda de Laos was drawn from the inspiration and influence of “Mama Phiew”, and is dedicated to sharing how one cooked and ate in the past.

Founder, Toune Sisouphanthavong, describes her mother’s story.

My mother, Mama Phiew, was born in 1930 in Luang Prabang, the eldest of three children. Like all young ladies in Luang Prabang of that time, Mama Phiew learned to cook traditional Lao dishes from her own mother. When she married my father and had 10 children including five girls, she passed her knowledge and love of Lao cooking along to us. Mama Phiew’s daily life was spent looking after her family and her small business. She always focused on her children’s welfare, particularly our meals, for which she showed great passion and attention to detail. In the days before fast food and eating out, traditional dishes such as ‘Laap’ required a full day of preparation, and nothing left to chance or guesswork.
The property of Manda de Laos has been in my family for generations, and while daily life has changed in Laos and around the world, here at Manda de Laos, we carry on the traditions and spirit of Manda Phiew (Manda means ‘Mother’ in Laotian).”

Welcome to Luang Prabang

Encircled by verdant foliage and mountains, at the confluence of two rivers in north-central Laos, Luang Prabang is the heart and pride of Lao culture. Previously the capital of the first Lao kingdom, temples, pagodas, Lao wooden houses and French colonial buildings form the backdrop of this designated UNESCO World Heritage city. A feast for the eyes, hundreds of monks donning saffron coloured robes roam about on the quiet streets. Wondrous aromas of freshly cooked food and the sweet smell of frangipani trees float through the air. Celebrating life, the local people’s distinctive culture includes traditional dancing, music, and special occasions held throughout the year. The colourful stalls at the outdoor Night Market held nightly offer another glimpse at indigenous culture.

Most of Luang Prabang can be explored on foot or on a bicycle. Spiritual encounters can be found at Luang Prabang’s most beautiful temple Wat Xieng Thong, Vat Visoun, Vat Phousi, and Vat Mai. A slow boat ride down the Mekong River to explore the famous Pak Ou Caves and witness local village life is highly recommended. Sense the calm antiquity in one of Southeast Asia’s most atmospheric cities.

Useful Information

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:    
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
From the main street of Luang Prabang go straight to the west direction and turn left on the street in front of the Vietnamese Consulate.

Unit 1 Ban That Luang, 10 Norrassan Road, Luang Prabang 06000 , Lao Peoples Republic


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