In a gorgeous colonial teak house painted pale green, this restaurant offers upscale versions of upcountry food: there’s frog on the menu, and a vegetarian version of pomelo som tam. Miang gung yang is a traditional appetizer with peanuts, lime, and palm syrup in a betel leaf; the Café de Laos version has fresh shrimp instead of the more common dried.
There is a whole vegetarian section, offering an exceptional opportunity for the non-meat eaters to try some Thai soul food classics. Another nice surprise is Beer Lao; unlike Singha or Chang, don’t add ice to this brew.
11am-2pm and 5-10pm daily