Category Archives: Food


Special Promotion from The Pizza Company and Swensen’s

On the special occasion of the seventh anniversary of the Pizza Company and Swensen’s opening in Laos, the two restaurants are offering special promotions to give back to their customers, including a buy 1 get 1 free offer. This offer is valid only for a large pizza with crusts, with …

Is Laos Finally Getting a Krispy Kreme?

king food

Great news for foodies who have to travel to Bangkok just to get their Krispy Kreme fix . King Food Group Co, a Thai-based company owned by the Mahagitsiri family, has announced that they are looking to enter the food market in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), bringing along

Cooking in the Slow Lane: The World Catches Up To Laos

Slow Food Laos

The world finally catches up to what Laos does best, writes MICK SHIPPEN.

Hemmed in by culinary giants Thailand, Vietnam and China, the cuisine of Laos has never enjoyed the attention it deserves, but one Vientiane chef is determined to change all that.

In this fast-paced world of ours, some …

Or-Laam: A Dish Fit For A King


It wasn’t an easy job, being a Lao king. Imagine the discomfort of having to dress in the finest silk and adorned in the purest gold in an air-condition-less era in one of the most humid places in the world. Imagine the burden of wandering around the royal gardens anticipating …

Naked Espresso: Bringing Café Cool to Vientiane

Naked Espresso CML

When he arrived in Sydney as a student in 2001, Ariya Khamvongsa spent his first days sightseeing.

But as he took in the famous Darling Harbour and the iconic bridge, it wasn’t the world-famous landmarks that caught his eye – it was a queue outside a harbourfront café.

With no …

Put on Your Stretchy Pants; 6th Annual European Food Festival on May 6th

european food festival

With more than 30 European food vendors and restaurants scheduled to partake at the European Food Festival this year, festival goers in the capital won’t be asking each other ‘what should we eat?’ on Saturday, May 6th.

Celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the European Union Foundation Day, the 6th

Laos to Raise Standards with First National Food Safety Laboratory

Laos Food Safety Lab

As of this week, Laos has launched its first official National Food Safety Laboratory in Vientiane. The much needed two-storey building boasts 25 laboratories equipped with sophisticated testing platforms, and will serve as a  reference centre for the control of food quality across the nation.

The US$1.5 million project began

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Mango Ice-Cream!

Nothing screams ‘summer’ louder than ice-cream, and no one does ice-cream better than Swensen’s. With the hottest time of year steadily approaching, Swensen’s variety of scoops,  smoothies, and sundaes will be sure to cool down everyone in the family.

Though mangoes are delicious all on their own, the sweet, fleshy …