Vegan food buffet in the night market. Large selection of dishes include tofu, veggies, and rice paper rolls. As much as you can fit on a plate for 10,000 kip. Directions: when you enter the night market from the west, walk down Sisavangvong road, past the first laneway of food stalls on you left, after 5 minutes walking through the craft stalls, you'll see the vegan buffet on your left, on the corner of Wat Mai. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Laotian, Fast food, Buffet


First Review by vegan_simon

We Got Sick

2 Posted on 11 / 05 / 2013

We had dinner here 4 days in a row, but the fourth day we got really sick from the food, which actually shouldn't come as a surprise. The food is really cheap and quite tasty for the price. The plates are small, but you can put as much as you want on them, so it is no problem to get really full. Be sure to make him heat it properly though!!!! You wouldn't want to spend 2 days in bed afterwards.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Nice Atmosphere
Cons: Bad Hygiene, Crowded

Cheap, literally and figuratively

2 Posted on 04 / 01 / 2013

There isn't really much to say about this stand at the night market.
The food is vegan.
The food is cheap.
The food is uninspiring.

Pros: Cheap, Vegan
Cons: Bland

Amazing for the price.

4 Posted on 03 / 13 / 2013

For me this place was amazing. Probably doesn't offer so much, but so nice to find a everything you can put in a plate for just $10.000 kip. Incredible. And you pass the plate to the guys and they will warm it in the wok.
The atmosphere is great. Meet a few good vibe travelers there.
Was not so difficult for me to find it. Just read the previous comment, check for Wat Mai temple, and was there just in the corner of the temple.
Drinks options are beer or soda can's for 6.000.

Totally recommended!

Great vegan buffet!

5 Posted on 03 / 06 / 2013

Great vegan buffet! Tasty root-vegetable dishes, sprouts, tofu, rice-paper rolls and more. You can pile up your plate really high and it's only 10,000 kip. Incredible value! If you want your food hot, give it to the stall owner to reheat in the wok (I was happy with mine unheated though). Then you grab a seat on the communal table and enjoy!

It's a bit tricky to find the stall. If you enter the night markets from the west, walk down Sisavangvong road, straight past the first laneway of food stalls on your left. (There are buffets in this laneway with some vegetarian options but also lots of meat.) After 5 minutes walking through the craft stalls, you'll see the vegan buffet by itself, on your left, on the corner of Wat Mai / 'Vat May'. It's worth it to find this all-vegan one. It's un-signposted, but you'll recognise it by the fact there aren't any chargrilled animal carcasses on the table.

Pros: Delicious variety, Incredible value
Cons: A bit tricky to find

Recommended for the adventurous

3 Posted on 07 / 04 / 2012

I took my 71 yr old father here in 2011. I loved it, but he didn't. First, it was so crowded that it was a continual squeeze to get around, and it took us about 5 minutes of this to find the veggie stall, which was a bit rough on my poor pa. Second, we found only one such stall on our visit (not three as previous reviewers have reported), and the selection was a bit limited. Third, it seemed that the people operating the veggie stall were also selling fish right next to it, so it may not be what we'd normally consider a 100% veggie establishment here on HappyCow.

That said, once we had found food and a spot to sit down at the crowded communal tables, we had a good time and the food was tasty (though it was cold, so i had to ask them to recook it in the wok, which they were happy to do). I also found a spring roll vendor selling veggie spring rolls without egg, which were fresh and tasty.

So, if you don't mind crowds, communal tables, and a potentially jostling wander to find the veggie stall, i'd say it's a great experience to do at least once.


Mediocre food but what a deal!

3 Posted on 08 / 26 / 2009

The buffet-style food was nothing spectacular, but for 5,000K i guess i really can't complain. Bland, oily, but decent and cheap. The plate is small, but its a good choice for a light dinner or snack. Also, the night market atmosphere is nice. From what I could tell, all 3 vegetarian booths at the market more or less had the same food.

Pros: great value, fun atmosphere
Cons: mediocre food, small portions

A very popular place

4 Posted on 02 / 27 / 2009

We found the veggie stall selling 5000kip buffet plates just on the corner of the National Museum and we were very impressed. There were about 10 or so dishes to choose from including salads, rice, tofu, noodles and rice paper rolls for an extra 1000kip each. All were covered with clingfilm and you just help yourself. To be honest the plates aren't that big but you can pile them as high as you like - and what else can you expect for 5000kip?! - I would recommend it as a fantastic place for a light dinner. Nice to see it so busy. Grab a place at the communal bench as soon as you can (watch out for the wheels under the table) and just enjoy the Night Market around you.

Pros: Cheap, Nutritious, Great selection - not much mock meat
Cons: Seating gets busy

great food, great atmosphere

4 Posted on 02 / 26 / 2009

i found 3 veg*n places in the night markets on my various visits, all had great food and atmosphere, see photos


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Last updated: 2013/03/04


Added: 2008/07/16


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