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Fresh Market Tour with Food Tastings

by Threeland Travel
per traveller Price is C$61
*Pricing based on group of 2 travellers
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Tasty culinary adventure in Vientiane's largest fresh market

  • Insight into traditional Lao recipes, flavours & ingredients

  • Delectable samples like sweet Khao Tom & grilled Khao Ji

  • Endless rows of food stalls & local vendors selling goods

  • Culture & importance of Laos' culinary staple, sticky rice

Highlights

  • Tasty culinary adventure in Vientiane's largest fresh market

  • Insight into traditional Lao recipes, flavours & ingredients

  • Delectable samples like sweet Khao Tom & grilled Khao Ji

  • Endless rows of food stalls & local vendors selling goods

  • Culture & importance of Laos' culinary staple, sticky rice

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller
C$60.99

Total price is C$121.98, taxes included

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Fresh Market Tour with Food Tastings

Activity Location

Vientiane

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • The Full Moon Cafe

    Rue Francois Ngin

    Vientiane


Description

Gain insight into Lao gastronomic culture with a guided visit to Vientiane’s largest fresh market. Taste and tour your way through endless rows of stalls selling a vast range of fresh produce – exotic spices, fresh herbs, distinctive sauces and the nation’s renowned sticky rice.

Once you’ve met your guide and your fellow travellers, hop on a tuk tuk and motor to Talat Thong Khan Kham, the city's biggest fresh market. Let your guide lead the way as you meander through the extensive maze of food vendors. Watch locals barter for chillies, lemongrass, galangal, coriander, kaffir lime and mint – some of the ingredients essential to Lao cuisine.

Throughout the market, an abundance of stalls sell rice, predominately Khao Niaow, or sticky rice. Your local guide explains the importance of this rice in Laos and its role as one of the fundamental bases of Lao cooking. Breathe in the distinctive fragrance of Padaek – Lao fish sauce – which is used to flavour many traditional dishes.

Along the way, you have the chance to sample a variety of Lao specialities. Depending on the season, you might taste Khao Tom – sweet bananas and sticky rice cooked in a banana leaf – or Khao Ji – grilled sticky rice dipped in egg.

Unwind at a family-run café that's off the beaten tourist track. Sit and relax with a Lao coffee sweetened with condensed milk. The final tasting of your tour is an indulgent serving of mango and sticky rice pancake, a favourite local dessert.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Talat Thong Khan Kham fresh market

  • Food tastings

  • Tuk tuk ride to the fresh market

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place