|My most loved cafeteria dishes are braised chicken with potatoes, tomato and eggs, fish with ginger. The set meal had a huge serving of rice. Very filling!|
It was a long bus ride from Bangkok to Vientianne. My estimated time of arrival in Laos was 6 in the evening. It was Sunday night and the Thai -Lao Friendship Bridge over Mekong River was busy. Not knowing the new policy for arriving tourists in Laos and with all the Lao people heading back from a day trip to the nearest Thai city, it took me ages to pass through the immigration. By the time I got to Talat Sao bus station in Vientianne, it was past 8. I was famished.
My cousin's boyfriend picked me up on his motorcycle. On my cousin's recommendation, he took me to a newly built mall. My eyes grew big when I saw the big sign of this cafeteria style Chinese restaurant. I couldn't stop smiling. I felt like I was back in the university cafeteria in China.
There were an extensive choices of Chinese dishes. A set meal consists of rice, three viands and soup. I am familiar with all the dishes but I chose my favorites. I asked the waitress to pack them. We then headed home as I was eager to see my cousin.
|The set meal cost Lao Kip 15,000. (Thai Baht 56; around $2)|
|I chose the braised chicken with potatoes on the right|
|Vegetable dish I had on my first night in Vientianne|
|The shopping mall where you can find the Cantonese Restaurant|