(i don’t have my camera with me on this trip. which sucks! though it wouldn’t be so bad if i were travelling with my macbook as most of the places i’ve been to during this trip, i’ve been and i’ve snapped a million pics of. ALL of which are on my macbook but i obviously don’t have my macbook. i have the work laptop instead.)
it’s the work-mate’s first time in Vientiane, so i’m happy to show her around and plan our evening itineraries (although we always need to be back before 9pm, so that i can do some prep work for the next day’s prog).
we decided early on, since the food options in Vientiane were 1,000,000 times better than that of Yangon (during our last trip together) that we should strive never to eat at the same place twice.
we’ve done a pretty good job. we had traditional lao food on day 1.
we had a simple dish of rice and chicken and basil leaves on day 2.
yesterday (day 3), we walked to china town and had some nice korean food ( i had a vege bean stew which was just nice-level of saltyness). in fact the korean chef was so amused when i exclaimed ‘Dobokkgi!’ when i saw him hand over a plate of the rice cakes in a sauce of chilli to his daughter, that he gave us a plate complimentary, and also fried us an ommellette roll on the house. he was a little disappointed when i failed to give him the korean name for the ommelette roll, but i couldn’t care less cos my chopsticks had jumped right in, and i was too busy devouring the omellette which was really very good!
and today, we walked over to the mekong river to finally sample the french food at Cote’d Azure. I’ve been wanting to try the restaurant, which came higly recommended, for awhile now, but it just never happened.
i have no pics. BUT the tomato and basil soup was fresh and refreshing, while the thin-crust Quattro Formaggio Pizza was light without being too cheesy, with a subtle not overpowering hint of blue-cheese.
(i was also wondering how come a french restaurant served pizza which seems very italian, but who cares, it was good!)
Now…i’ll go to bed dreaming about what’s on the menu tom night!