Spend a morning with Chef Somsack at the market in the historical center of Luang Prabang. Enjoy the ambiance of the market while discovering the true local flavours and scents. After the morning market visit, gather a wide range of cooked dishes and sit down nearby the market to enjoy a local feast.
MEALS [ L ]
Chef Somsack is the executive chef at the Blue Lagoon Restaurant — one of the few restaurants in Luang Prabang to offer excellent laotian cuisine, as well as a creative menu of fusion insect dishes. For him, showing the morning market scene is the true canvas of daily local life, where there are all the required ingredients to create authentic dishes. This is where the locals buy their vegetables, herbs as well as cooked meals.
Get ready for a morning discovery of the secrets of Lao culinary culture!
Follow Chef Somsack where he will introduce you to the best khaosoi Luang Prabang style noodle soup, moo naem, mix minced pork with roasted sticky rice, the Luang Prabang sausage or cheow ging, ginger peanut sauce Luang Prabang style, as well as some local desserts. Going from stall to stall, he will explain the names and functions of each herbs and spices. Don’t hesitate to touch, smell and taste!
Continue to the rice section, where many varieties and colours of rice will be seen. Walk over to the fish section, where there is usually the impressive fresh Mekong Catfish on sale.
On arrival at the cooked food section, each dish will be explained on how it was cooked and what is inside. Many of these dishes are seasonal and can include exotic ingredients such as edible flowers, fish eggs, bamboo shoots, young ferns etc.
Buy some of these fresh and unique dishes and have a seat in the middle of the market for lunch with Chef Somsack. This little stall also offers delicious local coffee and juices!
While eating, seize this chance to learn more about Chef Somsak’s story, Laos’ history, culture, architecture and religion!
When lunch is done, say goodbye to today’s knowledgeable host and meet the guide and driver behind the Royal Palace to for the next excursion or back to the hotel is rest. (L)
Our services include:
– Transport in a private air conditioned vehicle
– Private local boat cruise back to Luang Prabang
– English speaking guide (supplement for other languages)
– All entrance fees
– All permissions and local taxes
– Life jacket per guestsand first aid kit on board
– Complimentary traditional Laosnacks
– Complimentary water and nonalcoholic beverages
– Complimentary beer Lao and house wine
Our services do not include:
-Personal travel insurance
– Tips for guide, driver and boat crew
– Meals other than those mentioned above
– Personal expenses
-Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above
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