Laotian dinner cabaret happens every night here on a stage under a giant rattan umbrella. The band plays upcountry music and dancers in traditional wrap skirts accompany them.
The cathedral-like space is the perfect set: multi-level, neither indoors nor out, and convivial. Small kids run around freely, sometimes standing near the stage to stare at the performers, who come over to the tables, especially when it’s someone’s birthday.
The menu has about as much information as the day’s paper, and dishes range are scrumptious, exotic and at times far out. There’s grilled river prawn with green mango salad, a spicy, sweet, crunchy treat. For the adventurous eaters, they have fried duck beak for and omelette with ants’ eggs.
Getting here from the Skytrain is a short walk down Sukhumvit Soi 36, also known as Naphasap. Music is from 7-10pm.
BTS: Thong Lor
About 650 baht for grilled prawn and a Beer Laos