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    Vientiane Restaurants; I'd kill an Indian

    Despite living only 24 km from Vientiane for the last 12 odd years, I've never actually ventured across the border from NK since 1998. Well, work circumstances dictate that I'm here right now and I'm in need of up-to-date advice on good eateries (I don't need to sample the Lao food as I eat variants of it all the time in Isan).

    Last night I had a fantastic pizza at Via Via, but tonight I fancy an Indian. Years ago I used to eat at the place by the fountain, but I've just returned from up there and the place is a construction site with only froggie food available. Does anyone have any Indian restaurant recommendations? I'm here for a couple more days at least and any advice on other international restaurants would also be appreciated.

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    I d kill an Indian.


    Hang about the Regency park hotel on soi 22, there fukin hundreds of the bastards selling fake Rolex watches...

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    I have a friend here in Udon Stani who makes the best curry you will ever eat. They're about 150B for a large 250g portion and he does a good range. He does Bombay tatties and onion bhajees too.

    I can send you his email addy if you want to take it further.

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    ^^
    Vientiane might be outside of their delivery area. I hate cold nan bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I have a friend here in Udon Stani who makes the best curry you will ever eat. They're about 150B for a large 250g portion and he does a good range. He does Bombay tatties and onion bhajees too.

    I can send you his email addy if you want to take it further.
    For later Marmers, sure. However, tonight I'm across the bridge. I need my bhajee NOW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Does anyone have any Indian restaurant recommendations?
    Isn't there an Indian along the riverfront, not too far from the Mexican?

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    Last night I observed at least 3 on the Riverside but they all had zero customers. That's why I went for the pizza at Via Via, as the place was packed.

    Edit: Mexican tonight sounds good. Indian tomorrow - they always taste better the day after.

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    I didn't say any of them would be good. In fact, I'm fairly sure that they'll be shit, like all the Indian restaurants in Thailand are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I didn't say any of them would be good. In fact, I'm fairly sure that they'll be shit, like all the Indian restaurants in Thailand are.
    Yep, they can't make an Indian like the British.

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    Be careful with the bahjees down by the riverside.
    Can't remember if it Nazeems or Fatimas where I ordered the the onion bahjee, but it was basically battered onion rings.
    You have been warned.

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    Ok - had a feking glorious tandoori chicken, seriously good, at a place right on the riverfront at a place that sounds like Alzheimers. I forget exactly. Walking back to the hotel I was then was accosted by a ladyboy pickpocket, who was only successful in pinching (and subsequently dropping) 5 or 6 sukudo puzzles and my pen. Mind you, 'it' had a fantastically colourful language. What's the world coming to? Beach Road on the River Road.

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    Indian curry

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I have a friend here in Udon Stani who makes the best curry you will ever eat. They're about 150B for a large 250g portion and he does a good range. He does Bombay tatties and onion bhajees too.

    I can send you his email addy if you want to take it further.
    Say, Marmite, is Udon Stani the Thai name for Udonistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notnow
    Say, Marmite, is Udon Stani the Thai name for Udonistan?
    No, it's the Paki name for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Despite living only 24 km from Vientiane for the last 12 odd years, I've never actually ventured across the border from NK since 1998. Well, work circumstances dictate that I'm here right now and I'm in need of up-to-date advice on good eateries (I don't need to sample the Lao food as I eat variants of it all the time in Isan).

    Last night I had a fantastic pizza at Via Via, but tonight I fancy an Indian. Years ago I used to eat at the place by the fountain, but I've just returned from up there and the place is a construction site with only froggie food available. Does anyone have any Indian restaurant recommendations? I'm here for a couple more days at least and any advice on other international restaurants would also be appreciated.
    I usually go to Fathima's Indian Restaurant on the main drag much nicer than Nazims.

    Fathima Restaurant Reviews, Vientiane, Laos - TripAdvisor

    Another restaurant I do enjoy going to is the Kualao http://www.kualao.laopdr.com/ a bit more up market but usually have music there. Nice ambiance! but the latter is a Lao restaurant, certainly worth a meal there.
    Last edited by edwinclapham; 30-03-2012 at 03:45 PM.

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    You want to kill and eat an Indian? I'm afraid you're on the wrong forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwinclapham
    I usually go to Fathima's Indian Restaurant on the main drag much nicer than Nazims.
    Thanks, I'm off to give it a go in a couple of minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocodilexp
    You want to kill and eat an Indian? I'm afraid you're on the wrong forum...
    I've been searching for a Croatian BYO restaurant in Vientiane but with no avail.

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    Try the Full Moon Bar near the Tai Pan Hotel for good tucker and ambiance. My fave place in VT.

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    isn't it ' i could murder an indian'

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    It's purely semantics. The Indian that I killed murdered my lower intestine.

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    Aaah! That surge of final flatulence that signifies memories of meals long passed, right?

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    Bit more than flatulence, I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Bit more than flatulence, I'm afraid.

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    For good Indian you gotta go to Penang or Melaka. Its pretty cheap down there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edwinclapham
    I usually go to Fathima's Indian Restaurant on the main drag much nicer than Nazims.
    Thanks, I'm off to give it a go in a couple of minutes.
    How was Fatima's? I think I've been there but not sure- just a little ways from the fountain?

    Marmite is correct about the Full Moon Bar, nice place, but I will be looking for Indian options when I am in VT tomorrow night. Have a mate working there now so maybe he'll have some ideas.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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