The Riverside Barbecue Restuarant, along the Mekong, is a fun spot to try cooking your own meal, Lao style.
It’s good value, good fun and there’s a lovely river view. Go early to get a good table (book if you can) as it’s popular and fills fast.
A wide range of cooked entrees and some icecream and coconut desserts are also available in the price.
Clearly marked on the Lonely Planet map, follow the road from the baguette and fruit shake stalls/post office corner down to the Mekong. Turn right along the Mekong river road and look for the Riverside BBQ Restaurant sign.