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Why Morning Market stalls is special ?
There are occasional snack-stands in the peripheral areas and if you step into one of the motorbike parking lots, a couple of vendors are usually selling delicious Lao-style ice cream sundaes with coconut ice-cream, sticky rice, khao poon, nuts and jelly sweets. If you’re feeling a bit more peckish, the market has food stalls in the basement at the very centre of the new building, facing the appliance section. Noodle soup and other standard fare is cheap, of reasonable quality — and heavily seasoned with MSG.
Must try dish
It is a long-simmered soup most often made with pounded chicken, fish, or pork and seasoned with common Lao ingredients such as fish sauce, lime leaves, galangal, garlic, shallots, Lao chillies, and perilla.
How to get to Morning Market stalls?
Getting to Talat Sao Morning Market Vientiane
Walking is possible from town center, about 10 to 15 mins walk
Alternatively you can take a taxi or tuk tuk. Cheap, about US$1 to $3
Address: Lane Xang Ave. at Khu Vieng St., Vientiane
- Great local food
- Very great experience
- Cheap and food good
- Best place to eat
- A must try place!
- Noise level Loud
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Morning Market Vientiane Laos
Tips for you
We shop at the second shop in the right from the entrance. It's manage by a Chinese lady with the surname Liew, she can speak "teacher" (a Chinese dialect). She is readable and helpful. But like i said, please negotiate. This sore is mainly selling Skirt and cloth made from silk and also cotton. Silk can be around 30-40 USD where else cotton can be around or below 10 USD. there is not much souvenir available here or other places. Others thing available here in this Morning Market is Magnet, keychain (not cheap) food and others think... Visited June 2015
The morning market is a terrific place to buy silk, with really tough competition among stall holders. The owner of Lao Antique Textile Gallery, First floor, unit 1/30, speaks and writes really good English and is a very helpful guide to Vientiane. Vilayvone even sent a member of staff to guide me to other shops and helped me post a box back to Australia. On the second floor, Pontip has some very interesting jewellery. I left $200 cash here, as a deposit and it was still in the envelope when I returned a week later. At the other end of the second floor, in the corner, are some great shops for Hmong (hill tribe) bags. I'm going back, but next time taking my wife and children. There is great coffee and French pastries on Level 1, but the owners are a bit icy. Visited March 2015
This review is quite late. We visited the morning market twice to hunt for souvenir items and were not disappointed. We found what we were looking for - Lao T-shirts, traditional dress, and other stuff. My sister purchased a traditional Lao skirt at a reasonable price compared to the one she bought in one of the shops at the airport before we boarded our flight to Luang Prabang. Visited February 2014