On my last night in Luang Prabang, Laos, I did something that I have never done before and that was to have dinner at sunset by myself. I treated myself to my favorite food, which is no other than Tam Maak Hoong (ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ) aka Lao Green Papaya Salad. I was not sure what to eat it with and the cook at the restaurant suggested that I should have Fried Soured Pork Sausage (Som Moo) to go with my Tam Maak Hoong.

Lao Iced Coffee

Tam Maak Hoong

Fried Soured Pork Sausage

While waiting for my dinner, I enjoyed a glass of Lao Iced Coffee and watch boats and people passing by on the Mekong River. It was just nice to sit there and think about things that I didn’t do while spending two weeks in Luang Prabang. I didn’t go to the waterfalls or the caves. I just took it easy and walked around town everyday chatting with the local people and hanging out with my relatives. It was a vacation so that’s what I did, nothing but to not make plan and just went with the flow.

Sunset in Luang Prabang

Sunset in Luang Prabang

Pineapple Shake

The next time I am in Laos, I will save a day for just myself again, to sit and watch the sunset alone while enjoying my dinner with no one to talk to but just my own thoughts and a big smile on my face. Hopefully, the other tourists won’t think I’m a crazy person. 🙂



  1. Would you mind sharing the name of that restaurant?

    Thank you!

  2. My eldest son has lived in Vientiane for the past 8 years. We have been there twice for a holiday. He took us to Luang Prabang & Vang Vieng…:)

  3. @Suzannr. It’s Luang Prabang Restaurant (L.P.B. Restaurant) KhemKhong. They have two signs so you can’t miss it if you walk along the road next to the Mekong River.

  4. @Narelle. You’re lucky to have a son there. You can always go to Laos to visit him and have a vacation anytime you want. 🙂

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