Most treasured dinner in Luang Prabang

“This is a highlight of any visit to Luang Prabang!
We had to cancel our Romantic Menu dinner reservation at the table in the middle of the UNESCO classified Lilly Pond due to unforeseen circumstances, but Manda de Laos was kind enough to move our reservation to the following night, albeit with losing our spot on the island.
No problem! They seated us on the open terrace directly adjacent to the pond – an exquisite setting!
While the Amuse Bouche was a nice touch, the hors d’oeuvre raised the experience even further: Laab Moo Ping (BBQ pork balls with lemongrass and coriander), Neam Jeun (crispy spring rolls), Ping Kai (BBQ chicken) and Koi Pa (fish salad). While it would have been more of a fine dining experience to received these appetizers individually, it was still delicious.
The main course consisted of Or Lam (a Laotian chicken stew with the fascinating ingredient Sakhane, which when bitten into leaves a distinct tingling sensation on the tongue!), Mok Pa (deliciously aromatic fish steamed in banana leaves), Ping Sin (buffalo steak), Ping Dook Moo (spare ribs), Pak (stir-fried vegetables, delicious!) and Khao Khati (crunchy coconut rice).
For desert, we had Choux Kuay (a banana cream pie), followed by a delicious coffee.
We paired with the house Chardonnay and a Syrah.
Manda de Laos also included two cocktails with the menu.
It was a thoroughly spectacular evening!”