Sharing a meal with relatives and friends is one of the many highlights of my trip to Laos. Today is a public holiday and many of my relatives are out of town on a short trip to Pakse, Vang Vieng, or Luang Prabang as part of the celebration.
For those relatives that are unable to leave town for various reasons, it was a gathering for food and fun at Seripap Garden Restaurant from noon until almost sunset time. It was a great way to hide away from the heat and enjoy a variety of Lao dishes and Beer Lao, the best beer in Asia.
If you are ever in Vientiane, make sure to head out to either Seripap or Nongseum for great Lao food and see phor mair pee nong Khon Lao taking it easy on the weekend.