Luang Prabang 2017 - Manda de Laos Restaurant
One of the bonuses of staying at Maison Dala Bua is you are right next to one of the best restaurants in Luang Prabang - Manda de Laos. This restaurant is consistently ranked among the top restaurants in town - and is famed for its traditional Laotian family cuisine given a modern touch.
The restaurant is in an open pavilion next to the UNESCO-listed lotus pond. It is stunning in its location and decor. Service is also very professional and courteous.
The restaurant has a Tasting Menu as well as a la carte. We opted for a la carte and these were some of the dishes we tried.
Appetizer Wraps with Chili Dip - this was all about that chili sauce.
Stirfried Mushrooms. Nice earthy flavours.
Grilled Fish with Herd Salad. The fish was fresh and sweet - the crispy bits were the star of the dish.
BBQ Chicken Wings - again it was all about that chili dip.
This is one of their signature dishes - Ping Dook Moo, pork spare ribs that has been sou vide and then grilled and glazed with a galangal, lemongrass and honey sauce. The pork was melt-in-the-mouth, really delicious.
Cheese and Rice Croquette with Herb Salad.
Prices at Manda de Laos may be on the high side relative to other restaurants in town - but the ambiance and the quality of the food more than made up for it. Booking is essential for this restaurant as the tables fill up fast.