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Tamnaklao -- the Three Elephants Restaurant

This renovated colonial in the temple district is generally considered to be one of the best places in Luang Prabang to sample expertly prepared authentic Lao cuisine -- odd since it is Australian owned and run.

For the best variety, try one of the Tamank's three set menus. A sample of two, offering a total of 10 dishes, could include pork casserole in coconut milk, lahp pla (spicy fish salad), and pork stuffed in crispy bamboo shoots. The casseroles are more like stew, with a sweet-and-sour taste that pairs wonderfully with a bowl of sticky rice. If you want to extend your knowledge even further, they also run cooking classes daily where you can learn about ingredients and cooking methods.The restaurant's quality assurance policy is to serve authentic Lao food at reasonable prices, to maintain an extremely clean environment and to provide excellent service. By strictly maintaining this quality assurance policy, the restaurant has become a very popular dining experience with tourists and the local Lao.